- Serves 8 (more or less depending on the size of your roast)
Do you have to sear this roast?
You don't HAVE to, but I highly recommend it. The reason you sear it before cooking it is to amplify the flavor (some say that it locks in moisture, but my roasts have turned out just as moist without searing). When you sear a roast, you are caramelizing the surface of the meat, which just really enhances the flavor. Searing really is the difference between a mediocre roast and an AMAZINGLY flavorful roast. If you are short on time or are trying to turn this into a freezer meal, then skip the searing and just dump the roast and vegetables into the slow cooker.