I thought I would share my Pot Roast recipe since I was making it the other day any way :).
When I was a kid there were a few recipes that my Mom made that were special to me. Now, I make most of them in my Crock Pot. My Mom, however, spent hours slaving over them on the stove making sure they didn’t stick or burn. It’s crazy to think how much easier technology has made our lives. I loved my Mom’s spaghetti sauce, homemade pizzas – we could not get enough! As soon as she cooked one and put another in the oven, we were waiting for that one to be done, she often never even got a slice!
When I was sick I had to have her potato soup. My daughter even learned to make it for me when I was sick. Then there was my Mom’s pot roast, we mainly had on that Sunday or for special occasions. So, here’s the simple and easy Crock-Pot Pot Roast Recipe
Ingredients: (I made enough for 3)
1 Pot Roast
3 carrots peeled and chopped
1lb Fresh Green Beans snapped
2 med onions chopped
3 potatoes chopped
L. B. Jamison’s Beef Flavored Soup Base
Salt and Pepper to taste I always sear off my roast before I place it in the Crock-Pot or whatever pot I am using. Heat the pan and olive oil and place roast in the pan to sear it. Just browning it on either side and I hold it up on the edges to make sure there is no pink left before I place it in the pot. Season it with salt and pepper while searing. Also before I put the roast in I prepare a broth for the roast in the Crock-Pot. I usually use Lipton Onion Soup Mix, but since Hubby and I have gone Sugar/Fructose Free, we found that the soup mix had sugar in it (everything does almost :/). So, we found L.B. Jamison’s Beef Flavored Soup Base did not, so that’s what I used and really liked it! So, I put in 6 cups of water and about 3 tablespoons of soup base and turned it on high in the Crock-Pot while I was searing the roast. Once I finished searing the roast I placed it in the Crock Pot and I used the same oil to sauté the chopped onions a bit, just until soft. You know they’re ready when they become more transparent.
Then I cut up the carrots and potatoes and snap the ends off the green beans and snap them in to 2-3 pieces. Then add them all to the Crock Pot.
After I place it all in the Crock Pot I let it cook all day and then dish it up for dinner with a salad and maybe some bread! Oh and don’t forget Hubby’s homemade Sugar Free Banana Ice Cream.
If you’d like to learn more about living sugar free check out my Hubby’s blog about our Sugar Free Journey!