Pot roasts of generations past are not as forgotten as you may think. With just a few minutes prep time and the simplest pot roast recipe ever you will be well on your way to a terrific pot roast supper.
Pot roasts are inexpensive cuts beef legs or beef shoulder that when slow cooked with fresh vegetables turns into a delightful home cooked meal. For many cooks who have never tried cooking a pot roast they may feel a bit intimidated at first. But in reality pot roasts are easy and make for a wonderful nutritious home cooked meal.
Because the leg and shoulder cuts are well marbled with fat when slow cooked the meat becomes fork tender. A trick to the perfect pot roast is to cook the meat with a moist method. To do this combine the meat and vegetables in a slow cooker or crock pot with enough broth to cover at least half the roast. Then slowly cook for 4-5 hours or until the meat is tender and tasty.
Below is a recipe for the simplest pot roast ever.
Combine in a slow cooker or crock-pot all ingredients.
1 rump roast or chuck roast
1 bay leaf
1 onion, sliced in large chunks
1 large carrot, sliced in large chunks
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp of salt
Broth to cover half way up the roast
Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until the meat is fork tender. You can serve this with baked potatoes and a fresh green salad.
By following this simple recipe you will find that your pot roast meals will have everyone to the table on time and keep them coming back for more.
Shauna Hanus is a gourmet cook who specializes in creating easy gourmet recipes for the everyday cook. She has extensive experience cooking with easy to find grocery items to create delightful meals that are easy to make and easy to eat. She is also the publisher of numerous cookbooks and runs Gourmayeats a foodie website dedicated to the everyday gourmet. To learn more about Shauna and see her latest cookbook visit her website at http://www.gourmayeats.com