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Simple scrumptious slow-cooked pot roast done in your crock pot or other slow cooker. Nothing fancy, no previous cooking experience required and very little time to prepare. I braised the meat first, but you can even skip that step if you are really rushed for time and it will still be delicious!

Step 1: Gather your goods

You will need

hardware:
crockpot/slow cooker
knife
cutting board

software:
1 hunk of meat -- your choice, about three pounds for 4-6 hungry people
(I have used turkey breast, pork tenderloin, and various on-sale beef roasts)
1-2 lg onions
3-5 med carrots
3-5 stalks celery
12 baby red/yellow potatoes or 4 lg red/yellow potatoes (you can use russets, but I find I prefer the texture of red or yellow in stews).
your favorite spice (mine is cumin today)
some AP flour for the braising (this also thickens the sauce/gravy)
salt and pepper to rub meat and to season gravy
 
laradioken2 years ago
Damn! I might make that tonight.
logicrules2 years ago
Nice ible, I'm single, elderly and have a small frig so I don't keep all the veggies on hand; its convenient for me to buy the mixed veggies. When all is done I split it up and freeze it for future meals; been doing so for years.
thepelton6 years ago
The fact that it simmers for a long time instead of coming to a complete boil means that there is a lot more water that doesn't escape during cooking, Username285. A crock pot should be standard issue for any batchelor or just married couple. Probably a bigger model for the couple (Would make a good Wedding Gift).
ugh, I'm soo hungry now!
username2856 years ago
There's only 1 cup of water in the whole thing? It looks like much more in the final product. Is all that extra water from the veggies and potatoes and meat alone or did you add more along the way?
rupamagic (author)  username2856 years ago
There will be a lot more liquid at the end, but you just put one cup or so to ensure a little liquid to start. Using broth would be good as well. This is just so there is a puddle at the bottom to prevent burning or sticking before the natural juices begin to flow.