Pot roast is in the slow cooker. I always feel like Suzy Homemaker when I cook something that takes more effort than cooking smoked sausage and instant potatoes. (I actually like instant potatoes though.) So I’m quite pleased with myself right now over my pot roast. I think I have perfected it. All I do is this…
English Shoulder Roast
1 bag of raw baby carrots
Red skinned potatoes (as many as you want)
1 large or 2-3 small cooking onions
2 cans 98% fat free Cream of Mushroom soup
1 can low-fat or reduced-salt Beef Broth
1/4 cup A1 Steaksauce
Salt, Pepper to taste
1. I spray the inside of my slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place the roast in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2. Peel and slice onion(s). Place on top of roast.
3. Dump baby carrots on top of and around pot roast.
4. Wash red skinned potatoes, chop into bite-size pieces. Place on top of and around pot roast.
5. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cans of Cream of Mushroom soup, 1 can of beef broth, and the A1 Steaksauce. Poor into slow cooker to cover roast and veggies as much as possible.
6. Place lid on slow cooker. Set on Low for 6 – 8 hours, depending on the size of the roast. I have done it on high for 4 hours, but honestly, it’s better cooked longer on low.
That’s it. When it’s done, scoop items into serving bowls, tear apart the roast (no slicing needed), and serve. The sauce makes a fabulous tangy gravy.
Yes, I do know the english shoulder roast is not the leanest cut of meat out there. I used to use the leanest roast I could find. But I never achieved that pull-apart consistency that is prized in pot roast-dom. My mother-in-law suggested I try the shoulder roast. It’s fabulous. And really, I make the sauce low-fat, the veggies are fresh, and I cut off the fat. So I feel it still counts as a good, lower fat, yet still red meat meal. We don’t eat tons of red meat around here. I end up cooking more with Chicken or Turkey.
I will also say that I differed from the above directions slightly. I didn’t have any onions. But since D won’t eat onions anyways, I just left them out and sprinkled some onion powder on the roast. It’s not the same, but it’ll work.
7 hours until dinnertime!