As you all know, Jeff and I are expecting our first little one in about a month, so I have been scouring the internet for all kinds of easy recipes. The other day I stumbled (literally…using stumbleupon.com) on a recipe that sounded really good! Since I was off Friday, I decided to test it out.
This is a quick, simple recipe you can easily throw together in the morning and let simmer all day! It’s especially good as leftovers, so go ahead and use up that big cut of roast you got on sale the other day.
Marie’s Best Ever Pot Roast
2-5 pound pot roast (any kind)
1 envelope dried ranch dressing mix
1 envelope Italian dressing mix
1 envelope brown gravy mix
Desired veg (She used potatoes and carrots, I added sweet potatoes)
1 to 1.5 cups water
Spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray or use Reynold’s Slow Cooker Liners. Trust me…it makes clean up so much easier! Chop your veg into big chunks and place them in the bottom of the pan.
Top your veg with the roast and cover with packets of seasonings and water. *Last time I didn’t mix the seasonings and water together, but I will the next time I make this. I found chunks of seasoning on certain parts of the roast and it was just a little overstimulating. I think mixing all the seasonings and the water together would help distribute the flavors.
Cook on low for 6 hours or until the meat falls apart.
I just picked out what I wanted to eat instead of plating a whole meal (Jeff had already eaten), but if I were to serve this to guests I would probably lift out the meat and veg and place on a serving dish. Then, I would strain the liquids from the bottom of the pan and turn it into a gravy. (You can do this easily by combining a tbsp of cornstarch to about 1/2 cup water and whisking it together to remove lumps. Then add the mixture to the sauce. Heat the sauce over medium heat while whisking until the gravy is as thick as you’d like.)
One other tip I have for you (and I wish I had taken a picture) is the sandwich I made with the leftovers yesterday! I had picked up a salted bagel from Dorothy Lane Market, so I turned the bagel into a pot roast sammie. I cut the bagel in half, topped it with the meat, some worchestershire and provolone, and warmed it in the microwave to melt the cheese. It was so good! I think next time I’ll try it with A1 sauce though. Or horseradish sauce…mmmm…
So, if you’re looking for a quick, easy, crock pot recipe, this one has tons of flavor! Plus think of all the things you can use the leftover meat for! Enjoy!