Easy Pot Roast

Dana and I love a good pot roast.  I have cooked beef roasts in the past but I have never done a basic pot roast.  So I figured I would tackle that today.  Simple and delicious.  Beef, veggies and a slow cooker.  Couldn’t get any simpler.

Beef Pot Roast

Coarsely chop a turnip, 1 green pepper 1 onion and 2 stalks celery.  Then add the chopped veggies to a crock pot.  Then add two cups of small red potatoes, 1 cup of baby carrots and the minced garlic.

Season the veggies

Then season the beef roast with salt and pepper.  Then place it over the veggies.  Kind of work it in a bit so that it sits within the veggies instead of directly on top.  Then finally add 1 tbs parsley flakes.

Add the beef

Finally add 2 cups of beef broth and let it cook for 8-10 hours on low.

Remove the beef

After the 8-10 hours the veggies will be fully cooked along with the pot roast.  Remove the pot roast and veggies to a platter.

Strain the juices

Strain the remaining meat juice into a sauce pan.  Then whisk 1/2 cup cold water with 1/4 cup flour.   Then slowly whisk that into the meat juice.  Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until the gravy thickens.  It will become thick and bubbly.

A great meal

Remove the gravy from the stove and serve over the meat and veggies.

Easy Pot Roast
Super easy beef pot roast
Servings: 5 -6
Author: Rex
Ingredients
  • 3 lb beef roast
  • 2 cups beef broth low sodium
  • 1 medium turnip
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 cups baby red potatoes
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbs dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cold water
Instructions
  1. Coarsely chop a turnip, 1 green pepper 1 onion and 2 stalks celery. Then add the chopped veggies to a crock pot. Then add two cups of small red potatoes and 1 cup of baby carrots.
  2. Then season the beef roast with salt and pepper. Then place it over the veggies. Kind of work it in a bit so that it sits within the veggies instead of directly on top. Then finally add the minced garlic and 1 tbs parsley flakes.
  3. Finally add 2 cups of beef broth and let it cook for 8-10 hours on low.
  4. After the 8-10 hours the veggies will be fully cooked along with the pot roast. Remove the pot roast and veggies to a platter.
  5. Strain the remaining meat juice into a sauce pan. Then whisk 1/2 cup cold water with 1/4 cup flour. Then slowly whisk that into the meat juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until the gravy thickens. It will become thick and bubbly.
  6. Remove the gravy from the stove and serve over the meat and veggies.

An amazingly simple meal

This meal was fantastic and super easy.  You can assemble it in the morning and come home to a delicious meal with little to no work.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

1 Comment

  1. nibblemethis Reply

    But but but…..it's summer! (almost anyway)

    yeah, I know, when a craving hits, a craving hits and you can't do anything about it. Great looking roast, Rex.

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