Introduction: Scrumptious Pot Roast

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

crockpot/slow cooker
cutting board

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

Step 2: Season and Flour-coat the Meat

rub salt, pepper and spices on your meat, then roll it in all-purpose flour to coat completely

Step 3: Sear the Meat

put olive oil in a skillet and brown the meat on all sides to form a nice crust

Step 4: Put Mirepoix in Crockpot

put your onions, celery and carrots in crock pot and turn on to low (for 8 hours or high for 5-6 hours)

Step 5: Place Seasoned and Browned Meat in Pot

Rest the meat on top of the mirepoix

Step 6: Deglaze Pan Drippings and Pour Over Meat

Add a cup of water or stock to the skillet and scrape all the crusty bits off the pan. add a little flour if you like thick gravy. pour this over the meat in the slow cooker.

Step 7: Add Potatoes and Cover

Add baby potatoes or quartered medium potatoes, cover and set for 7-8 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high. Walk away.

Step 8: Open and Serve!

Open the pot and smell the goodness! Serve up a heaping helping. Yum.