Me and the crock pot are back with another ridiculously easy (and delicious!) recipe. (Here’s chicken verde!) This is one of Max and Andy’s faves, Maxwell loves the carrots. I love making crock pot pot roast because it’s so dang easy and I feel so fancy when it’s done and the house smells amazing. This is my mom’s pot roast recipe, but she always made it like a real chef in a big pan in the oven.
All you need is:
- A pot roast (Here’s what I do: Go to the butcher section of the grocery store and tell the butcher you need the best pot roast for a crock pot.)
- 1 can of french onion soup
- 1 can of cream of mushroom soup
- 2- 3 potatoes (depending on the size of the tots and your crock)
- 1 bag of baby carrots (Maxwell loves these, so I cook way more carrots than potatoes)
I’ve heard of people searing the pot roast on the stove before they stick it in the crock pot. I do none of that. That involves dirtying another pan, no thank you.
Oh and another thing: Make sure that your pot roast is 100% defrosted before you put it in the crock pot. I thought it didn’t matter one time, and my roast was not nearly has tender as it usually is!
So, open pour half of the can of french onion soup into the bottom of your crock. Then, add a layer of carrots. Like, so:
Then, throw the pot roast in the crock and smother it in 1/2 the can of cream of mushroom soup. Like, so:
Now, you have to peel your potatoes, I know it’s kind of annoying. But, this is by far the hardest step! And your dinner is going to be amazing. I peel the tots, and cut them into bite sized pieces. Like, so:
Phew, the hard part is over. High five, friend! Now, add your potatoes around the pot roast and cover with the other 1/2 of the can of french onion soup. Then cover the top of the pot roast with as many carrots as you can. Then add the rest of the cream of mushroom soup! Put the lid on that bad boy, and set the crock for 6 hours on low.
Frolic about your day or chase a crazy 1 year old around or go to work, whatever floats your boat and come home to your house smelling amazing! Take the lid off of your crock, and shred the pot roast:
I sometimes use my rice cooker and make enough brown rice for 2 people for 2 days, and I sometimes just use the boil in a bag brown rice. One packet is the perfect serving for 2! It’s so yummy and so easy. You’re welcome.