Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Best Crock Pot Roast

This is my favorite roast, hands down. And it's the easiest one ever!

Most roasts call for lots of water, but this one doesn't. I didn't leave it out, I promise. It just doesn't use it.

2-4 lb roast, whatever cut you prefer
1 packet lipton onion or beefy onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 onion
horseradish (optional)
8 oz mushrooms (optional)

Mix the soup mix and cream of mushroom soup (concentrate, do not add water) in the bottom of your crockpot. Rub both sides of the roast with the horseradish (this is a natural meat tenderizer so it's really good on the roast, but not necessary. You will not taste it at all in the finished product so don't be afraid of the spice). Place the roast in the crockpot and turn, covering both sides with the "sauce". Top with onion cut into 8 wedges. Add the mushrooms if you're using them. Cover. Cook 4-6 hrs high or 6-8 hrs low. It will cook in its own juices and you will be left with a tender roast and a gravy. So yummy! It's the perfect Sunday meal - just throw it in before church and when you come home dinner's ready!

Serve with mashed potatoes for best results! :)

My favorite mashed potatoes:
red russet potatoes, boiled till tender
chicken bullion
cream or milk
parmesan cheese

I don't know the amounts, I just eyeball it. But mix it all together for a creamy, flavorful potato. for 15 potatoes, I use about 1/2 c butter, 1/4 c mayo, 2 tsp bullion, 1 c cream, 2 tbs parsley, 1/4 c parmesan cheese. Maybe. Just adjust them to your taste. Then I add milk until I have the desired consistency, and salt and pepper to taste. Sorry, this is a really pitiful excuse for a recipe, but if you try it you'll like it. I'm sure of it!

1 comment:

D.Suth. said...

I've had this w/o the horseradish and extra mushrooms and I have to say I love this roast!!!