Good advice. I think I'll make my favorite protien packed chicken/cheese stuffed potatos tonight, and then do the Roast for tomorrow. Would be nice to come home to a yummy smelling house.
I also have baby carrots and onion to add to the crock pot, so that opens up options.
Do you have a crock pot?
If you have a large covered roasting pan it can work like a dutch oven.
Welcome to slow cooking.
Consider it done ladies! Thanks for saving me from true meat disaster. Next time--better planning. I just think my creative skills will get me dinner in no time when I'm buying meats, but roasts take time and planning (so I'm finding).
p.s. Welcome home! Glad you are doing well. Now rest and stay on those drugs, despite what Nancy says.
The crockpot works great, keep some moisture in and don't keep opening it iup. put garlic, onion, etc in and let it cook
Oh dear. I think you forget that you have something I don't actually have. It's called cooking talent. :) I'm seriously afraid to cook a roast on the stovetop on my gas range, and I only own 3 skillets, none of them large enough for a roast. I may have to risk dryness due to lack of supplies and talent, sadly. The recipe looks good, now if only I could import cooking talent.
I swear this recipe is super easy. You just need a large pot and the ability to set a timer for 30 minutes (when you need to turn the roast over).
What about a large roasting pan not intended to go on a stovetop? Is that a possible option?
i just cooked one in the crockpot last night, it was awesome. i used an approximation of this recipe
, (it called for rump roast, i had bottom round) and as the comments suggest, slicing it and putting it back in the pot for a while (for me it was 30 minutes, but it probably would be even better the longer you leave it in) made a HUGE difference.
I wish I had the onion soup on hand. I've heard good things about it.
I always make pot roast in my slow cooker, first browning each side in a skillet on the stove. I can look up my recipe for you if you'd like... it's specifically for doing a pot roast in the slow cooker. As long as you have some liquid in the bottom and keep it closed for the recommended time it will turn out SO tender no matter what cut of meat it is.
I don't even bother searing the meat (in a pan, on the stovetop) before putting it in the crockpot anymore. I just don't have the time.
2 easy ways to crock it:
1. meat + 1 medium size jar salsa = great meat for shredded beef tacos, etc.
2. packet onion soup mix and/or can cream of mushroom soup + any veggies you like + about a can or less of water = beef stew-type meat.
I wish I had onion soup mix, but I'm going to try the cream of mushroom.
Definitely ditto the crockpot idea. I always put mine in the pot before I leave for work with water (almost covering it). I add a couple of bouillon cubes, some salt, pepepper and some garlic. Then when I get home, I add carrots, seom celery (just for flavor, celery salt works nicely too), and if I want them, potatoes. Let them cook about one more hour and its done.
Good luck! :)
Mmm. Sounds good, yet simple. I may try this one for tomorrow night!
Get the Dutch Oven, they are worth it. There is an artistry involved with using one. Yes, you can come close with a crock pot however there is a skill involved. In the old west, you never saw Cookie haul out a Crock pot from the Chuck wagon to feed the Cowboys. It isn't a fancy roasting pan. It is something simple that has been used for many years.
The only chance of us having a Dutch Oven by tonight is if Craig has chili for a snack ;)