Comfort Food: Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Pot Roast is a comfort food family classic. This healthy version will surely satisfy!
Everyone has that one favorite dish that mom always made. You all know that I do. I’ve bragged about it on C-N-G many times and you’ve proven to like it too. However, there is another comfort food that I yearn for every now and then. The other day I was shopping and came across a nice piece of meat to use for a slow cooker pot roast and ever since I’ve been craving it. I got some new potatoes, baby carrots, and a small onion, and decided it was time to satisfy that craving. I also grabbed my packet of Mrs. Dash Pot Roast seasoning since I’m still on a low-sodium diet.
All day Sunday, I kept telling myself not to forget the roast. I needed to get it prepped for the crock pot to cook. Well, Sunday, came and went. Fortunately, I couldn’t sleep so I went to the kitchen to prep the roast and get it ready.
I chopped the roast into palm-sized chunks and decided I would brown them to seal in some flavor. Using olive oil, balsamic vinegar and red pepper flakes, I browned the meat and set it aside. Not wanting to discard the wonderful flavor still in the pan, I mixed the packet of Mrs. Dash, along with the appropriate amount of water, into the drippings and once combined, I just let it sit and wait.
After I chunked the potatoes, sliced the carrots and chopped the onion, I combined them with the meat and placed all of it in the crock pot. I poured the prepared liquid from above over the food. Just as I was about to set the time and go to bed, I thought I would add mushrooms. Since they were frozen baby bellas, I just crumbled them into the mix and let the water and heat of the crock pot thaw them out and permeate them with the flavors. I set the crock pot to low and slow (about 8 hours) and went to bed.
Monday morning I awoke to a glorious aroma in the house. It was all I could do to put it in the fridge for the day and not take any for lunch. After work, I put the crock pot back on the heat source and let it heat up. A couple slices of buttered bread for dipping and a bowl of this juicy slow cooker pot roast was just the ticket to appease my craving.