Pot Roast made in the Crock Pot is Sunday dinner at its best! This is the easiest pot roast recipe ever. It cooks in the crock pot making the meat perfectly moist and tender.
Pot Roast – Sunday Dinner at its Best
Quick! Name a favorite comfort food from your childhood. Today I am sharing my favorite comfort food, my mom’s pot roast recipe.
Only I’m going to show you how to make pot roast in the crock pot. Which is wonderful because I can enjoy it on a hot summer day without heating up the house with the oven going all afternoon.
And it’s great for busy days when you need to be out of the house most of the day. You get to come home to the delicious smells of dinner cooking and know dinner is almost ready with this great recipe for pot roast made in the crock pot.
Type of Roast to Use
I always use a rump roast. When they go on sale at the grocery store, I try to buy a few and freeze for when we’re in the mood for pot roast, which is quite often.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Beef Bouillon – this is the brand I just started using. It’s amazing!
- Measuring Cups
- Stainless Mesh Sieve or Strainer
- Wire Whisk
How to Make Pot Roast in the Crock Pot
In a heavy pan, brown the pot roast on all sides in a few tablespoons of oil. Season each side with salt and pepper.
Once the roast is browned, add it to the crock pot that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
How Long to Cook the Pot Roast
Cooking the pot roast can take anywhere from 6 to 8 hours depending on the size of the rump roast you’re using and how fast your crock pot cooks.
All crock pots cook differently. I have two crock pots. One of them cooks really fast and the other cooks really slow.
Here’s a tip I learned from my mom, cook your pot roast until you can stick a knife into the center of the roast EASILY. That tells you the meat is cooked to perfection!
How to Make Gravy for the Pot Roast
Now on to making the GRAVY. We will have a thick, delicious gravy, don’t worry! This is the method I use to make gravy all the time. You will never have lumps!
- After the pot roast is completely cooked, remove it from the crock pot and place on a cutting board and cover with foil. Pour the broth from the crock pot through a fine sieve that’s been placed over a glass or metal bowl.
- You should have about 2 cups of liquid. This is what we will use to make the gravy.
- In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
- Once completely melted, add 2 tablespoons of flour.
- Cook the flour in the butter for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add 2 cups of the reserved broth and stir.
- Stir constantly, cook until your gravy thickens.
Once completely melted, add 2 tablespoons of flour. Cook the flour in the butter for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
Now, add 2 cups of the beautiful broth your roast was cooking in, reserving any extra or adding water if you need to. You need 2 cups of broth to make the gravy.
Stirring constantly, cook until your gravy thickens.
Serve the pot roast with mashed potatoes and a vegetable and DINNER is ready!
Sunday dinner just like mom used to make! This is the easiest pot roast recipe ever. It cooks in the crock pot making the meat perfectly moist and tender.
- Rump Roast
- 2 tbs Oil
- 2 Beef Bouillon Cubes
- 2 Cups of Water
- Salt and Pepper
- 2 tbs Butter
- 2 tbs Flour
- 2 Cups of Beef Broth; from the crock pot
Heat the 2 tbs. oil in a heavy pan on the stove.
Add the rump roast to the pan and brown on all sides; seasoning with salt and pepper.
Once the pot roast is browned on all sides, place it in the crock pot. Add the two beef bouillon cubes and the two cups of water.
Cook for six to eight hours on LOW or four to six hours on high. Your pot roast is done when you can stick a knife in the center easily.
In a small saucepan, melt the 2 TBS. of butter.
Add the 2 tbs. of flour and stir; allowing the flour to cook for a few minutes.
Add the 2 cups of reserved broth from the crock pot. If you need to, you can add water if you don't have enough broth from the crock pot.
Stir and simmer until the gravy thickens to the consistency you desire.
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