Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Pot Roast

I'm back! Did you miss me?

We're adjusting to life as new parents, again. Ethan is the sweetest little baby, and Evie is the best big sister. Seriously, she's doing even better than we thought she would.

And, despite being sleep-deprived, I'm even up to cooking a meal now and then. Nothing gourmet, to be sure, but at least I'm back in the kitchen! Tonight I made a very easy pot roast, to rave reviews. Even my almost-vegetarian daughter ate the meat! It also makes it's own yummy gravy while cooking, which is my favorite part...

Slow Cooker Pot Roast
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 c flour
salt, pepper, and garlic powder (for seasoning)
2-3 lb pot roast
2 (10.75 oz) cans cream of mushroom soup
1 (1 oz) package dry onion soup mix
1 1/4 c beef broth
1 lb baby carrots
3 onions, quartered
4 large potatoes, quartered

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle roast with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and flour. Brown all sides of meat.

In slow cooker, mix mushroom soup, onion soup mix and beef broth. Place pot roast in slow cooker and coat with soup mixture. Add carrots, onions and potatoes.

Cook on High for 3-4 hours, or Low for 8-9 hours.



Alexandra said...

we have missed you!! :)

and that sounds amazing! I need to get myself a crock pot ;)

Sara said...

Yum! I'll have to try this, since my crock pot works on base.

We have missed you, but I GUESS having a baby counts as an excused absence...

Heather said...

Oh that sounds soooo good. You and Fiona are my heroes in the kitchen.

I have MISSED you!!!

Shanilie said...

I live out of crock pots. Great to have a meal ready for when you get home.

Shanilie said...

I live out of crock pots. Great to have a meal ready for when you get home.

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

MMMMM! Nothing like a good pot roast on a cold night!

Fiona said...

Love pot roast. Love it. I can't follow your recipe exactly, though, because Charles hates mushrooms. I'm thinking I could probably substitute something similar...