I must say... I really do love my slow cooker! It's probably one of my favorite appliances. Right next to my blender, for making Pina Coladas. My Keurig, for coffee every morning and fresh brewed tea in the afternoons. Oh yes, and my Kitchen Aid Mixer of course! Ok..ok... I have four favorite appliances! Now that I have figured that out ~ I will tell you it is so easy to throw a complete meal in the slow cooker. I do this sometimes in the morning before going to work or just if I'm going to have a busy day. This slower cooker of mine... also, has the capability to make me feel like a really good mother for that day! The reason being is because the days that I work, I usually don't get home until after 8pm. So... My girls are thrilled to have a nice hot meal to help themselves to...
- 3~4 pounds boneless beef chuck roast
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon meat tenderizer
- 1~2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 celery stalks, trimmed and cut into small pieces
- 4 carrots, washed and cut into thirds
- 2 medium sized potatoes, cut into small pieces
- 3 fresh garlic cloves minced
- 10.5 ounce can french onion soup, condensed (I use Campbell's)
- 1/2 to 3/4 can of water
- Mix flour, salt, pepper and meat tenderizer together in a small bowl.
- Trim any fat off the sides of the roast and rinse with water. Pat dry with paper towels. Add flour mixture to cover the roast.
- Heat 1-2 Tbsp of oil in a non-stick or cast iron skillet on medium to medium high heat for 3-4 minutes. Add roast to heated pan and heat to sear for 2-4 minutes on each side. (Add more oil if needed and lower heat if necessary.)
- Add carrots, celery, potatoes and fresh garlic to the bottom of the slow cooker and add roast on top of the vegetables. Add french onion soup and 1/2 to 3/4 can of water to the slow cooker.
- Cook roast in slow cooker on low for 10 hours or high for 5 hours.
Ps...The day after I made the pot roast I was putting away the slower cooker. It actually lives next to my blender in a cabinet. When pulling out the blender I dropped it on the floor for it to shatter into many pieces... Ugh!
Modified from " The Little Kitchen "