Perfect Pot Roast

Pot Roast

Looking for a perfect dinner on a busy day? Check out my perfect pot roast! Put it all together in the crock pot before work and WHALA, dinner is ready when you get home.

2-3 pound pot roast (I like the arm roast, but any cut of roast will do) This feeds 5-6

Baby carrots

One small onion – coarsely chopped

5 medium-sized potatoes – quartered

Salt – to taste

Pepper – to taste

Garlic – fresh about one clove – dried, to taste

Sage – dried, sprinkle a little

Tarragon – dried, sprinkle a little

Put the carrots, onion and potatoes on the bottom of the crock pot, sprinkle with salt/pepper

If you have a few minutes in the morning, place a tablespoon of oil (olive is my choice) in a skillet and brown the roast before putting in the crock pot. Make sure you scrape all the browned goodness out of the skillet too! If you don’t have time to brown, no big deal. Browning just gives a richer broth for gravy šŸ™‚

Put roast on top of veggies Sprinkle the garlic, sage, tarragon, salt and pepper on top of the roast. Set the crock on low for 6-8 hours or high 4-5 hours

If you are a gravy FAN like I am, I have a simple gravy recipe. When you get home remove about 1.5-2 cups of broth from the crock. In a skillet or small pan melt 2 TBS of butter over med-low heat, add 1.5-2 TBS flour, mix to a paste and start adding broth while whisking. In about two minutes you have a delicious gravy for your meat and potatoes.

INSIDER TIP: If you are not a “sprinkle the seasoning” kind of cook, not a big deal. You can skip the trouble of seasoning by replacing the onion, salt, garlic,Ā tarragonĀ and sage with anĀ onionĀ soup mix packet.


About Little Mom BIG World

I am a mother of 2, business owner and all around juggler of the daily chaos of life. DISCLAIMER: I am an expert on nothing, I'm just a mom here to blog about real life. If you share the same opinions and likes, WONDERFUL we will be great blogger friends! However if you do not share the same opinions I will like you as well as long as you are respectful in your differing opinions :) ALSO I am a mom so I reference motherhood in my blog, if you are a single dad or stay at home dad just replace MOM with DAD while you read and it all applies to you as well!
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