Is there anything better than a pot roast that falls apart when you try and cut it? I really don’t think there is!
Prep this roast in the morning and dinner will be ready by the time you get home. You’ll love the familiar taste of your favorite roast, packed with delicious flavors.
Choosing the right slow Cooker
For this recipe, you’ll need a good slow cooker. Did you know every one of us sisters uses a different slow cooker?
We’re all in different stages of life with different schedules, and because of that we need different things from our slow cookers!
Here are a few suggestions to take into consideration before selecting yours.
How big is your family? If you have a large family, we’d recommend looking at an 8 quart slow cooker so you can make sure your recipes fit all in one.
We love this 8 quart slow cooker. You can find it in a 6 quart size too!
What are your slow cooker needs? Do you need a self timer while you’re gone at the office all day? Or do the simple high and low settings work for your lifestyle?
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How to choose the right roast
Choosing the right cut of meat can be the trickiest part to making the perfect roast. Here are a few tips when selecting yours.
For this recipe, we recommend a chuck roast (cut from the shoulder). This cut has just enough fat that gets melted away during the slow and low cooking method, creating perfectly tender meat.
Look for meat with a lot of small marbling. This means more flavor and a more tender meat once it’s roasted all day in your slow cooker and that fat melts away.
Avoid roasts with large ribbons of fat. Lots of fat will result in a greasy and fatty pot roast.
If a good chuck roast isn’t available, we’d recommend a rump roast next.
How to Make Gravy from Slow Cooker drippings
Your roast has been cooking all day long and is probably smelling delicious at this point! But now that it’s getting closer to serving time, it’s time to make the gravy.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt your butter.
- Stir in your flour creating a roux for your gravy.
- Slowly pour in strained liquids from slow cooker while whisking.
- Continue whisking over medium heat until desired consistency is reached. Gravy will thicken over time.
What to serve with pot roast
Coming up with side dishes can be the hardest part of meal planning. Here’s what we’d suggest you serve with your roast!
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