Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Basic Crock Pot Roast

Roast was always a favorite growing up for both my husband and me. It's a great meal because it usually involved the whole family sitting down at the table together...and it's delicious.

Basic Crock Pot Roast

4 lb roast, frozen
1 dry onion soup mix
1 dry Ranch seasoning packet
1/2 cup water

Place frozen roast in crock-pot and turn crock-pot to low heat. Mix onion soup mix, Ranch seasoning packet and water. Pour mixes over roast, put lid on and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

(Half-way through cooking you can add potatoes and carrots to serve as a side. Yumm!!)

That's it. It's pretty simple and makes a delicious roast. You can cook the roast already thawed, but you only need to cook it for a max of 8 hours. You can always check the meat temperature with a meat thermometer just to be safe.

I will still make a 3.5-4 lb roast for our small family because we love the leftovers. I've also come up with some great recipes for using up that leftover roast:

BBQ Beef Sandwiches
Vegetable Soup
Snow Peas and Beef

1 comment:

Alison said...

Jessica, thank you so much for the comment on my blog a week or two ago about my article! I'm so glad to have made it over here to yours...and from the looks of it, I'm going to love you! I heart crock pot recipes all around. Keep posting!