EASY POT ROAST

POT ROAST, was a staple meal growing up and now has become a favorite for my family as well.  This recipe is so simple and full proof that you’re gonna laugh at how easy it is to prepare.  It has been my “go to” recipe for years.  With the help of a slow cooker or crock pot, it’s definitely going to become a handy recipe for those who work and don’t have time to make a home cooked meal.  Give this recipe a try and watch it become your “go to” recipe as well…..

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1 (4 – 4 1/2 lb.) Chuck roast
1 (26 oz. can) condensed Cream of Mushroom soup
1 envelope Lipton Onion soup
1/2 tsp. Salt, to taste
1 tsp. Pepper
2 tsp. Garlic powder
2 tsp. Onion powder
1 tsp. Accent
Vegetable Oil
Potatoes
Carrots
2 tbsp. Cornstarch
2 – 3 tbsp. Water

Season the roast lightly with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and Accent.

NOTE:  The seasonings ingredients listed will be used IN the gravy mix.  Season the meat to your liking.

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Heat the oil in a deep fry pan on Medium high heat.  Place the roast into the pan.  Brown each side evenly.

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While the roast is browning, prepare the gravy portion.  In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, the Lipton onion soup, and the measured seasonings.  Stir to combine well.

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Pour some of the soup mix into the bottom of the crock pot basin.

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Place the browned roast onto the soup in the crock pot.  Pour the rest of the soup mixture over the top of the roast.

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Cover the crock pot and allow to cook on LOW heat for about 6 – 7 hours.

NOTE:  After cooking for about 3 – 4 hours, add in your vegetables, potatoes, carrots, celery; etc.  Stir to combine within the gravy.   I didn’t add any vegetables to this particular roast.

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After the roast is cooked and tender, remove it from the gravy.  Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes before slicing across the grain.

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Bring the temperature of the crock pot to HIGH.  Remove any excess fat from the gravy portion.  Make a slurry mix using the cornstarch and the water and stir to combine.  Using a whisk, pour this mixture into the gravy and stir to combine well, removing any lumps.  Taste the gravy and adjust the seasonings accordingly.

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Return the slices of roast back to the crock pot, and allow the gravy to thicken slightly.  SERVE!

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