What would we do without the crock pot? Other than run to Chick-Fil-A for fast food? I lean on mine a lot and am so thankful it can have my meal prepping while my days are full.
I’ve posted this recipe for Yankee Pot Roast from Cooking Light before, but recently I made it in the crock pot because it was going to be a day away from home with the need for supper when the busyness was done! This meal is so hearty, so savory and satisfying and perfect for a cold winter’s day! I’m going to add in my method for making it in the slow cooker, just in case you might have some busy days when you, too, need a meal ready for the table when you get home!
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 (4-pound) boneless chuck roast, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
- 2 cups coarsely chopped onion
- 2 cups low-salt beef broth
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup chopped plum tomato
- 1 1/4 pounds small red potatoes
- 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 300°.
Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. Add roast to pan, browning on all sides (about 8 minutes). Remove from pan. Add onion to pan; sauté 8 minutes or until browned. Return roast to pan. Combine broth, ketchup, and Worcestershire; pour over roast. Add tomato; bring to a simmer.
Cover and bake at 300° for 2 1/2 hours or until tender. Add potatoes and carrots; cover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in lemon juice. Garnish with parsley, if desired.
To make in Crock pot:
Follow step 2, using a heavy pan to brown roast and then saute’ onions. Place roast in the bottom of the slow cooker, then top with onions. Add carrots and potatoes around roast. Pour broth mixture over all and cook on low 8 hours.
When you remove the cooked roast from the crock pot, you can pour the broth mixture into a skillet and then thicken with corn starch on the stove to make a delicious gravy for the meal!
This is some swanky comfort food, friends! I hope you’ll make your next busy day end deliciously by making this in your crock pot!
With love from my country kitchen,