Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Slow Cooker Roast

I have to admit, my slow cooker gets a very hefty workout. Nothing compares to being able to toss in a bunch of ingredients in the morning and be rewarded with a delicious meal eight hours later. While I love this Salisbury steak recipe, I’m partial to slow cooker recipes that don’t require firing up the stove.

For years, I made roasts in the slow cooker, but they always turned out dry. Then I discovered a recipe that always creates moist roast with minimal effort.

To get started, you’ll just need two cans of condensed cream of mushroom soup, one package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix, and a 5-1/2 pound pot roast (or your favorite roast cut).

Mix the soup and soup mix in a bowl with 1-1/4 cups of water. Put the pot roast in the slow cooker, cover with the mixture, and cook on low for eight to nine hours. The result? Melt in your mouth yumminess!

The best part of all? The mixture makes a meaty gravy that you can pour over your potatoes! The end result:





Stephanie Faris is the Simon & Schuster author of the middle grade books 25 Roses and 30 Days of No Gossip, as well as the Piper Morgan chapter book series. Her freelance work has appeared on NYPost.com, Mental Floss, The Week, and Your Teen magazine.

8 comments:

  1. Now I'm craving roast! Thank you for hosting me today and I look forward to hanging out here!!!

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    1. You know, if you cook meat in a broth, it seems to get tough (unless you brown in first), but if it's cooked in a gravy or the soup, it is tender. Curious. Maybe it has something to do with the juices staying in the meat with a thicker broth.

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    2. I think you're right about that! For years, I did roast with just onion soup mix and water and it never turned out right. Just adding cream of mushroom soup made a huge difference...and it is an odd thing to put with roast! I think you have the science right on that.

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  2. That sounds delicious!! Must get me a slow cooker :)

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    1. You definitely need a slow cooker!

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    2. OMG, without my slow cooker, we'd probably live on takeout. I LOVE that thing. I need a new one, though. Maybe fore Christmas!

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  3. I don't use my slow cooker enough. It is quite large and there are only two of us. I can always freeze stuff but it is still a lot of food to prepare at once.

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    1. That is true...I have one of those that has the 2qt, 4qt, 6qt bowls...you just pick which one you want. But you don't have to fill even the big ones. It's just two of us, so I make small amounts of spaghetti and such. The salisbury steak recipe I use can be done with just a pound of ground beef. That's still a lot, but you don't end up with more than one steak left. Roast ALWAYS makes a ridiculous amount, though.

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