Saturday, December 5, 2009

Crock Pot Cooking - Beefy Onion Pot Roast

This week has been a very chilling week in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. We actually got snow Wednesday....

Check out my baby rocking her robes and boots! You wish you could do that, don't you? LOL

Because it is cold and, as part of my quest to slow down and cook more home cooked meals, I decided to dust off the crock-pot. It came out SO good, I decided to share.
Beefy Onion Crock Pot Pot Roast
  • Meat tenderizer
  • Seasonings (I used Rosemary Garlic seasoning from Sam's Club and a little Lawry's Season All)
  • One Beef Pot Roast (mine was a Ribeye Roast - yum)
  • Olive oil - maybe 1 1/2 tbsp (enough to coat the bottom of a skillet)
  • One medium onion
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • Lipton Onion Soup mix - 1 package (I used Golden Onion but they have other variations)
  • 1 cup water

1. Season roast on both sides with meat tenderizer and desired seasoning (note: meat tenderizer can be salty if not using salt-free so keep in mind as you use other seasonings)
2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium-high.

3. Sear roast on both sides until you have a nice brown outside. (this is something my mama does before she roasts anything - pork chops, roasts, steaks, etc. because it gives nice color - not that overcooked grey you can get when you cook meat for a long time. Also, locks juices in your meat.)

Thrifting note - Heavy cast iron skillet: $5 from an estate sale

4. Put roast in crock pot.

5. Put cut up onion, bell pepper and onion soup mix on top of roast.

6. Pour 1 cup of water in crock pot and fire it up (on low).

Programming Note: I could not find my crockpot top. I took a top from something else and wrapped the top in foil to seal around edges.
I went to work all day and when I got home it was perfect.

For sides - I opened up a can of sliced potates and a can of green beans. Drained the green beans and added to a pot with potatoes, Rosemary garlic seasoning and some butter. *yum*

It was SO good, we just ate and I forgot to take plating pic.

I am a stove top and oven cook, but after this, I'm sure my crock pot will get ample use.

Have a warm and comfort food filled weekend - Tash


Adrianna said...

This confirms I need a crock pot. My sidekicks in the kitchen are always lawrys and lipton onion soup mix, so I know this is good!

Karyn @ Candarbry Garden said...

Hi Tash, I was blog surfing the other week and found you from one of the linky parties. I love my crock pot... Here is a soup recipe that is so YUMMY! It translates well to the crockpot, just do the chicken broth, chicken, spices, vegetables in the morning, then add the pasta about an hour before serving, and the sauce about 1/2 hour. I am putting a link, so you can see the final soup, and all the ingredients. Have a wonderful day, Karyn

Dayka said...

did the meat come out like shredded pork (or shredded beef? i did a roast once in the SC and the meat came out like a shredded consistency, which i HATE. i was talking about this with a girlfriend the other day and she was thinking maybe it was because i let it cook to long. the meat was very tender, just shredded, but i wondered if that's what it was. let me know how yours was.

Annette said...

I bet it was delicious! But on an unrelated note - how old is that crockpot? I swear my mom had that one when I was about 10! LOL. Note to self: Latasha needs a new crockpot for Christmas. LOL.

Symone's Mommy said...

@Dayka - it wasn't shredded but was close to it.
@Annette - you gone raise up off my crock pot. it is the same one i had in college and it works JUST FINE...thank you very much! [now, I told you, didn't I]

Mrs. Chic said...

Ooh I love crock pot cocking! You just reminded me I own one...Yummy recipe, I'll have to try it.

I also love makiong beef stew in mine.