Haha. I really wasn’t trying to be inappropriate with the title. But it still makes me laugh! I am so mature!! In fact, I am mature to the point that as soon as I finish this post…I am going to curl up with a puppy, a blankie, and watch a Disney movie because I have the house all to myself for the next four hours!! Anyways. Back to saucy pot roast. I call it that because this recipe does in fact make a lot of sauce, one that you MUST NOT throw away!! I poured mine right into a tupperware and put it in the freezer, and a week later had a fantastic meal completely transformed but with the same leftover sauce!
I have made a decision in my life. I am in love with pot roast. It just may be my favorite. It’s so easy…and almost impossible to mess up. I have lost my faith in a lot of crock pot meals. But never pot roast. Never. NEVER! Yummmm.
So this is a pot roast recipe, just ever so slightly adapted from the great Abel James, Fat Burning Man. It sounded so good I could barely find anything to change, so I just added a little spice with my favorite: Red Pepper Flakes. Yeah baby! Oh, and I left my roasts whole…he chunked his up. 🙂
So, here’s what you need:
- 4 lbs (ish) Chuck Roast (I used 2)
- 32 oz Canned Diced Tomatoes
- 12 oz Tomato Paste
- 12 oz Tomato Sauce
- 8 Cloves of Garlic (Man after my own heart!), mined
- 1 Onion, Chopped
- 4 Carrots, Sliced and Peeled
- 2 Stalks Celery, Chopped
- 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
- 1 Tbsp Dried Thyme (Alternately you could substitute those both out for 2 Tbsp of homemade Italian Seasoning)
- Salt and Black Pepper to taste
- 4 Bay Leaves
- 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (or to taste)
And here’s how you do it: It’s REEEEAAAAALLLLLY hard! <—–Sarcasm!!
- Place your roast(s) in the bottom of your crock pot.
- Combine all other ingredients in a bowl, making sure they are mixed up real nice.
- Pour sauce all over meat, set the crock pot on low, and forget it for 8-10 hours. I’ll show you what I served it with in a couple days! A-ma-za-zing.
Get your lovely chunks of meat. Gaaaaaah what could make you happier than that?!
Stack them in the bottom of your crock pot…
Put all the other ingredients together in a large bowl…
And mix those suckers up!!!
Dump it all over the roast…set it and forget it!! Preferably low for 8-10 hours.
Pot roast is really hard to get a nice picture of, since it is tender meat falling apart smothered in things of similar color since they’ve all cooked together. But I think you get the idea. Delicious!
Nothing is quite as satisfying as a pot roast!! Go try it!! And remember!!! SAVE THAT SAUCE!!!!