Easy Beef Pot Roast Recipe – In 2015, I participated in a slow cooker Crock-Pot 6-Quart Programmable Cook & Carry Slow Cooker with Digital Timer, Stainless Steel , SCCPVL610-S New Price: $34.99 Old Price: $59.99You Save: $25.00 (as of 02/23/2018 16:10 UTC) challenge. The challenge was to prepare a new recipe every day for an entire month. My participation fell somewhat short of the full challenge but this recipe for an easy beef pot roast was a keeper.
You know me by now – I “frenchified” the recipe. Several of the ingredients were tweaked and some added but the recipe did not suffer for it.
It was so much fun to participate in the Slow Cooking Recipes for the Busy Mom that year that I decided to participate again but on a slightly different schedule – mine.
November was eventful and very busy with a trip to France.
Then came Thanksgiving A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving New Price: $9.99 Old Price: $9.99 (as of 02/23/2018 16:10 UTC) and for December, my schedule is unrelenting.
I look forward to all the help I can get during this month when it comes to making great meals. My plan is to make those great meals with the help of slow cooker collection and my new kitchen toy!
This year, to make things interesting, I would love to invite my readers to participate in a slow cooker challenge which starts today.
I call it December’s Best One Pot Wonders!
But let’s get back to the easy beef pot roast recipe.
With recipe in hand, I ran to Safeway© to pick up the missing ingredient.
Not only is the recipe quick but I happen to have the cream of mushroom soup and the onion soup mix on the pantry shelf.
I am going to make a few changes to the basic easy beef pot roast recipe to make it my own but also accommodate Mom’s special diet.
This is the perfect type of recipe which helps me assemble a variety of make-ahead freezer meals or ready made meals for her to use during the week.
At a minimum I can rest assured that she has several hearty meals ready to heat up.
More often than not, Mom manages to make two meals from one container.
Mom’s hands are affected by peripheral neuropathy.
Most plastic container lids that seal completely around the container make it difficult for her to open or close the container.
One of the winning features of these containers is that they are easy for her to open because of the four individual snap lock closures.
Glass makes them dishwasher safe and she can reheat her meals in the oven or the microwave.
Another bonus is that I fill a container with leftovers from other meals and she often has a full week of ready made meals Campbell's Ready Meals, Homestyle Noodles & Beef in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce, 9 Ounce (Pack of 6) New Price: $11.64 Old Price: $15.32You Save: $3.68 (as of 02/23/2018 16:10 UTC) at her disposal.
Believe me…my assorted crock pots (which range from a 2 quart to a large 7 quart size) get a real workout.
And these meal prep containers Freshware Meal Prep Containers [15 Pack] 3 Compartment with Lids, Food Containers, Lunch Box | BPA Free | Stackable | Bento Box, Microwave/Dishwasher/Freezer Safe, Portion Control, 21 day fix (32 oz) New Price: $13.87 Old Price: $13.97You Save: $0.10 (as of 02/23/2018 16:10 UTC) go a long way towards making the entire process easier whether I am cooking for Mom or for the two of us.
While this easy beef pot roast recipe calls for a chuck roast, the chuck steaks were on special today.
Not only did I benefit from the special price available with a store card but I arrived just in time to watch them add a discount to each package! Felt like a bandit.💲
And…if you want to prepare a variation of this easy slow cooker pot roast, how much easier could it be than simply changing the soup mix Frontier Soups Hearty Meal Soups Colorado Campfire Chicken Stew Mix, 7 Ounce New Price: $5.66 Old Price: $5.66 (as of 02/23/2018 16:10 UTC) you use to flavor the meat?
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The perfect recipe for a hearty meal. A minimum of ingredients slow cooked to perfection result in a melt in your mouth family sized meal bursting with flavor!
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Serve the pot roast with a salad and thick slices of freshly baked bread. Bon appétit.
Next time, instead of the onion soup mix try the Beefy Onion Soup mix from Lipton©.
You can even use a different soup: beefy mushroom, or golden mushroom. How about cream of mushroom soup with roasted garlic?
Here is another recipe to cook perfect chuck roast.
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The soup mix contains quite a bit of sodium. So does the soup and even the canned mushrooms. Add all the pepper you want.
The biggest culprit is the cream of mushroom soup. Of course, you can use the low sodium version but that has absolutely no flavor. Nada.
The canned mushrooms had 360 mg of sodium, the cream of mushroom soup had a whopping 870 mg (same amount in the small can) and the soup mix had 610 mg.
By my math, that’s over 1800 mg of salt! A taste test confirmed that it did not need more salt.
How would you tweak my recipe for this easy pot roast? Be sure to share those tweaks in the Comments below. I look forward to sharing some other recipe tweaks.
How many readers have a “collection” of slow cookers? I’ve found a specific purpose for each size and every one of my crock pots Crock-Pot 6-Quart Programmable Cook & Carry Slow Cooker with Digital Timer, Stainless Steel , SCCPVL610-S New Price: $34.99 Old Price: $59.99You Save: $25.00 (as of 02/23/2018 16:10 UTC) . Have you?
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