Pot Roast Recipe - In the Crock Pot
This pot roast recipe will blow your mind! Look at the picture and tell me it doesn't make you hungry. It is simple to make and you can use a cheap cut beef roast because you will cook this in the crock pot.
If you want to you can put it in the oven but slow cooking it helps take a cheap cut meat and make it as tender as you can imagine.
First off here are the ingredients for this crock pot recipe:
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 3 - 4 cups water, depending on the size of the roast
- 3 tablespoon corn starch for thickening
- Meat Tenderizer - I use Adolph's
- 1 tblsp beef bouillon powder (or cubes)
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- 3 - 5 peeled potatoes
- baby carrots
OK. I didn't give a lot of exact measurements because I use what I want. Poke the beef with a fork all over on both sides to allow the ingredients to absorb into the roast. Sprinkle 1 side with the meat tenderizer, followed by Accent, and then followed by paprika. Rub it and then do the same to the other side.
Now set the meat aside for 30 minutes so it takes in the rub.
In the crock pot add the tomato sauce, the water, the bouillon, garlic powder and onion powder to taste, and mix this well. Now add the corn starch and blend that in until it is completely liquid. Some pot roast recipes call for flour but I find the corn starch mixes in better and does a good job of thickening.
Now add the pot roast to the liquid. Place crock pot setting on a low temperature and allow it to cook for 6 - 8 hours.
About half way through the cooking time, peel the potatoes and cut them into wedges. I normally get 4 - 6 wedges per potato. Put them in a microwaveable bowl and also add in the baby carrots. Microwave for 5 minutes. This makes certain the inside of the potatoes get cooked.
Turn the roast over and dump in the potatoes and carrots and allow it to finish cooking. They are really going to absorb the juices. Scoop on the plates when finished and drizzle some liquid on top.
We had this last night and it tasted so good, I overate. The juices tasted so good. This is my pot roast recipe version and you can adjust it as needed. So-o-o-o-o delicious!