Canadian Beef – Cooking my First Pot Roast
I was super excited to be accepted into the Pot Roast Blogger Program hosted by Canada Beef and ShesConnected. I had never cooked a Pot Roast before but man was I eager. I also was keen on the idea of using my slow cooker. It's great to be able to prep a meal and then just set a timer and let the magic happen.
I am so super pumped with how it turned out and when I tell you it was easy……it really was!
Here's what you need:
- 4 lb Beef Pot Roast
- Sea Salt and Pepper
- 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 onion cut into quarters
- 1/4 Cup of Beef Broth
- 1 Can of Condensed Mushroom Soup
- Fresh Mushrooms (optional)
- Green beans, cut in half (optional)
- 2 white potatoes (optional)
So I started off with this glorious piece of beef. I dried it off and seasoned it with the salt and pepper. (make sure you get all sides)
I like to make sure that I am ready ahead of time so I got my garlic and onions chopped and the soup and other veggies prepared.
I then heated up the oil up in my dutch pot and browned the pot roast on each side – this took about 15 minutes.
I then removed the roast and threw in the diced garlic and onions. I added a tiny bit of water to keep them from burning. After about 10 minutes I threw in the Beef Stock, Fresh Mushrooms and Condensed Mushroom Soup.
Once everything was in and stirred together I transferred it all to my slow cooker along with my pot roast. I set the timer to 4 1/2 hours on low and walked away 🙂
When there was 1 hour left I threw in the 2 potatoes (cubed)
When the timer beeped I took out my roast – covered it in foil and towels and let it rest for a half hour. At this time I decided to throw the green beans in the slow cooker and set it to a half hour on high.
I then threw some Okra in my steamer to finish off the meal. I called hubby into the kitchen to carve my little roast and stared pretty proudly at what I had created.
Other than us needing a better knife to carve, everything ended up perfectly. It was a huge hit and all plates were spotless at the end of the meal. It was really yummy. The next best thing is the fantastic leftovers that we get the next day.
I am so glad that I had the chance to take part in this blogger program. I will definitely be making a roast again in the very near future. My hubby has left the slow cooker on the counter on purpose so he is definitely on board as well.
So if you are feeling inspired I totally suggest you check out the Canadian Beef website HERE their are tons of great recipes as well as the chance to win a talking food thermometer. You can also connect with them on twitter @CanadianBeef
Disclaimer: I am participating in a blogger program with Canadian Beef and have been compensated for my post. Opinions are my own.
Christine January 8, 2013 (9:15 am)
Awesome post, Amy! We love, love, love our roasts in this house!
Amy January 8, 2013 (9:20 am)
Thanks!! Love my slow cooker 🙂