Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sunday Dinner

My mom made roast in the crock pot with potatoes every Sunday my entire childhood (and she still does). It is the perfect throw-in-the-crockpot-and-forget-about-it meal and the ultimate comfort food. She would usually use a Lipton Onion Soup Packet for the seasonings, but I didn't have any the last time I made it and this is what I came up with. (Note: The onion soup mix is easier and a bit more flavorful. If you have it on hand I would recommend going that route, but if you don't this is a good alternative.)

Roast and Potatoes
1 beef roast (3-4 lbs.)
4-5 potatoes, scrubbed and chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/2 bag baby carrots  or 2-3 large carrots, peeled and diced
1 onion, roughly chopped
1-2 tsp. salt
1/2-1 tsp. pepper
1/2-3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. chili flakes

Place roast in greased or lined crockpot. Dump veggies around the edges. Sprinkle seasonings on top. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Serve on a large platter with meat juices poured on top.

1 comment:

Grandma Honey said...

I wonder if the season packet by McCormick...the one you recommended for stew...would work well for this pot roast? I think it would!