Comfort Food: Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast is a comfort food family classic. This healthy version will surely satisfy!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

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.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

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.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

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.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

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.

Chef Daman

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1 Response

  1. Jess says:

    This pot roast looks just delicious and so tender. You could pull that apart with a fork….

    Well done!

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