Thursday, November 3, 2011

Favorite Pot Roast

Isn't this the perfect time of year for cooking comfort food?  I love a good pot roast.  It's so great to come home to that fabulous aroma at the end of a day.  Here's an easy recipe for one.  I like to brown mine in a dutch oven & then use my oven as a "slow cooker". This way I can brown  the meat & use the same pot.  I'm lazy that way!!!   If you prefer, you can brown the meat in a skillet & then transfer it to a slow cooker.  Here's the recipe:

1-2 T. vegetable oil
3-4 lbs. chuck roast
pepper (I don't use salt because of the sodium in the soups)
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 cup of water or beef broth
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3-4 carrots, peeled & cut in chunks
3-4 potatoes, peeled & cut up

Heat the oil in a dutch oven (or skillet).  Season the meat with pepper.  Brown the meat on all sides.

If using a slow cooker, transfer the meat to that & continue on.

Mix the dry onion soup mix, the water or broth & the cream of mushroom soup in a small bowl.  Pour over the meat.  Add the carrots & potatoes.

Cover & cook in a 220 degree oven for 8-10 hours.  If using a slow cooker, cook on low for the same amount of time.  When finished,  we like to serve this in a bowl because of all the yummy gravy

NOTE:  Sometimes I leave out the potatoes & make mashed potatoes or  noodles & serve the pot roast over those.

I am sharing with:
On the Menu Monday
Rock 'n Share Wednesday
Full Plate Thursday
Foodie Friday


  1. I make this same pot roast, and my family has been enjoying it for years. I just love putting on to cook first thing in the morning, & then having those wonderful smells wafting though the house all day.

    I'm excited to try your Pumpkin Butterscotch Muffins!
    :) CAS

  2. You are right,Kitty!This is the time for comfort foods and you pot roast just suits the bill!Lovely dish!

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  4. This is a REAL GOOD FOOD recipe! Sounds wonderful!

  5. My husband would just be thrilled with this!

  6. Pot roast just might be my favorite meal ever...I never liked it as a kid but love it as an adult. This version looks delicious...the idea of serving it with noodles is great. Happy Weekend Kitty!

  7. hy kitty,
    chanced upon your space while blog your space...very interesting posts with nice presentation..
    pot roast sounds scrumptiously tasty..
    Am your happy follower now.;)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  8. That would disappear quickly at our house. Love all that delicious gravy :)

  9. I love pot roast. That looks delicious., Pass the biscuits!

  10. We LOVE a good pot roast, too. Haven't had one in awhile...sounds good for sometime next week.:)
    Your recipe sounds wonderful.

  11. Sounds great Kitty! Putting this on the "to make" list-thanks:@)

  12. Hi Kitty!
    This is the perfect comfort food for a chilly day! I'm running to the store now, I think I'll pick up the ingredients! Thanks for passing the recipe along! Have a wonderful day!

  13. I had to laugh, I looked at the picture first and thought great comfort food and the perfect time of year too! haha Great minds think alike I always say! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Kitty this is a wonderful Roast. I just love a meal like this. Aren't you enjoying this great weather that we are having. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen


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