When I’m in the mood for some “meat and potatoes” there’s nothing like a good pot roast. This is such an easy
crock pot recipe. Anyone in your family can make this one. Perfect for a lazy day. It’s fast and slow. Fast prep and slow cook.
You’ll have a very tender roast and lots of rich gravy for your mashed potatoes.
We love mashed potatoes and gravy!
An au jus packet, a slow cooker packet, water and cola, any brand will work. Do NOT use diet cola. Diet cola should not be heated. If I’m thinking ahead and out grabbing lunch, I’ll just dump the ice and refill my drink with regular cola.
Chuck roast, or whatever cut of boneless beef you use for a pot roast, 3-5 lbs.
You can be gone all day and come home to dinner.
Thicken the gravy after the roast is fork tender. Mix cornstarch with a little water.
Stir in the mixture and turn to high and cover for about 10 minutes. This gives you time to mash the potatoes. I use my old hand masher. It’s quick and easy. You’ll have mashed potatoes more often without needing to get out the hand mixer. Micro steam a green vegetable or carrots, or both.
Remove the meat and slice. It will fall apart.
Laddle lots of that yummy grave over the roast. Pour some in a big gravy boat to pass at the table.
Crock Pot Roast
3-5 lb pot roast
1 pkg Savory Pot Roast Mix
(McCormick Slow Cooker Savory Pot Roast Mix)
1 pkg au jus mix
1 C water
1 can cola (1½ C) NOT diet, 12oz
1. Put the meat in the crock pot.
2. Combine the mix packets with 1 C water.
Pour mixture over the meat.
3. Pour in the the cola.
4. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours until fork
5. To thicken the gravy, combine 3 T cornstarch
and 3 T water in a cup and stir into the gravy
in the pot. Cover and turn the to high, cook
until thickened, about 10 minutes.
*can cook on high for 4-5 hours.