My dad is visiting and I wanted to make a special dinner for his arrival so I made a no-stress crockpot roast beef dinner. I woke up and cut some veggies and put them in a thin later on the bottom. You do not want meat stewing on the bottom so this raises the meat up and the carrots, leeks, celery and garlic will infuse the juices with their flavour which I used to make the gravy.
I took a thin knife and punched some holes on the top of the roast so I could fill the spaces with slivers of garlic. I also covered the roast with salt and pepper. Heating up some canola oil in a pretty-hot pan, I then seared the meat on all sides, giving each one time to develop delicious colour.
I deglazed the pan with some white wine and beef broth, scraping the bits off the bottom and drizzled it on top of the roast
On low, the crockpot slowly cooked the roast all day and by the time we had dinner it was a melt-in-your-mouth consistency, absolutely beautiful. Now we can live on roast beef sandwiches during his visit!
Less time cooking and more time catching up with my dad, the crockpot really took the work out of the kitchen but not the flavour for me yesterday.
Genie Sea says
Yummy! I have a crock pot and never use it. You have inspired me Suzie San! 🙂
Debra She Who Seeks says
Looks delicious! Have fun with your Dad!
Great idea! I made Jamie’s beef stew yesterday with beer. It was yummy.
Hey Suzie, this sounds and looks great ..can’t wait to try it :)) have fun with your DAD!
Crockpots are everybody’s friend. I love no-stress meals! Have fun with your dad. 🙂
Karen D says
that looks yummy, my husband is a big fan of potroast, I will have to give this one a go.
This Guy says
I love crock pot cooking. I think its WAY underused… I have to admit my fav crock pot recipe is veggie lasagna.
K, your Apple pie looks amazing, takes me right back to my childhood too. So many people don’t make their own pie dough anymore – its WAY easier to get it frozen – I think my Grandmother would come back from the dead tho and hit me!
I bet your house smells wonderful everyday! 😀
Suzie – that recipe looks great! Something I definately have to try. I am making the maritime brown bread today 🙂
This guy….recipe for the crock pot lasagna please!!!!!
Abby St Clair says
Suzie – I found your blog this summer looking for a fool-proof way to glaze pecans. Loved your method and have been using it ever since. Just took a few minutes to glance through other recipes on your blog and wondered what cut of meat you use for this crock pot roast? Looks yummy and my husband loves roast.
Suzie Ridler says
Hi Abby! So glad the candied pecans worked for you, aren’t they awesome? I love them too, so easy.
When it comes to cut of meat I have two issues: will it fit in my crockpot and is it cheap? I have used the cheapest meat around with excellent results and for this Thanksgiving, I used a beautiful sirloin roast (I think?) and it was astoundingly beautiful too. Now some people might find that blasphemous but hey, I could afford it and this is the easiest way to make roast beef so why not??? I hope that helps!
Abby St Clair says
Ok, Suzie, I am trying the crock pot roast today! Can’t wait. I have read that any cut with “chuck” in the name is good. I try to remember it by “Chuck is my friend.” 🙂 Anyways, found a Chuck on sale and here goes nothing. Making garlic mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli to boot. Happy fooding!
Suzie Ridler says
Wonderful Abby! Yes, chuck is a great choice. It definitely requires long cooking but that is what you want. Oh man, that meal sounds awesome!!! Let me know how it goes, OK? Don’t forget to use the drippings as a sauce or gravy!