Slow Cooker Pot Roast
With Lots of Flavour
22 September 2017
22 September 2017
I have been searching for a Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe for some time now and tried many. However, I found some slow cooker pot roast recipes to be a little bland. The rub ingredients is what caught my interest because I knew the spices would seep through the meat as it cooked for the 8 or 9 hours.
Unfortunately, I disliked finding all these spices in my messy recipe drawer. I generally have them in alphabetical order but something happened lately. Guess I am out of control!
So, after you get all the spices together in a bowl you can mix them up and rub then all over the roast. Don’t get too worried if you are missing a spice or two. Or you may even decide to throw in a spice you prefer. Go for it!
Place the dressed pot roast in hot oil in a large pot. Brown on all sides and then place in the slow cooker.
Add the broth to the large pot, bring to a boil and scrape any brown bits off the bottom. (lots of favour in those bits) Whisk in the tomatoe paste, wine and keep warm.
Meantime, cut up carrots, onions and place on top of pot roast. Add minced garlic and bay leaves. Lay the bacon stripes over the roast.
Pour warm liquid over the roast and then let the slow cooker do its job. I liked taking the slow route as it gives it time to really make this cut of meat more moist and the flavours from the rub seep in.
After it is cooked then drain the liquid into a big pot and make the gravy thickener.
I will admit that my gravy got lumpy even after I was so careful to whisk the flour and beef broth together. Also, I poured it slowly into the gravy, whisking constantly. So,my next step was to pour the gravy through a sieve so the gravy didn’t have lumps.
Place the roast on a large serving tray and arrange the cooked vegetables around it. I boiled small baby potatoes to serve around it.
After serving it I noticed that it needed more colour. I should have sprinkled parsley on top or added steamed broccoli. No one complained but, I think it would have been a lot prettier.
Since is was cooked slowly the meat was super tender and the gravy was super flavourful.
A slow cooker pot roast is something I like making in the fall along with anything with pumpkin in the name of any recipe. Our Easy and Fast Pumpkin Soup would go well with a slow cooker pot roast.
Special thanks goes to The Daring Gourmet who inspired me to try another Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe again. The rub was what made this recipe different.
Yields serves 5-6
adapted from www.daringgourmet.com/classic-slow-cooker-pot-roast/ I started off with the Daring Gourmet Classic Slow Cooker Pot Roast and then made some changes. I liked this recipe because of the rub ( although time consuming) but it was what really added the flavour. I also like more gravy so I increased the liquids.
30 minPrep Time
9 hrCook Time
9 hr, 30 Total Time