Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This is the recipe that will give me the meat I’ll use for dinner all week.  Because I’ll be using the leftover meat in very different recipes I keep my pot roast pretty simple.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 beef roast- the largest that will fit in your crock pot.

1 large yellow onion- rough chopped

2 carrots- rough chopped

2 garlic cloves- smashed

2 celery stalks- rough chopped

1 bay leaf

1/2 tablespoons of peppercorns

1 cup water

To Make:

Layer veggies on the bottom of your crock pot.  Add bay leaf and peppercorns.  Add the water.

Trim excess fat from the roast.  Season the meat with salt and pepper

Cook in the crockpot until the meat is well cooked and falls apart.

Serve slices of the roast and half of the veggies.  Reserve the other half of the vegetables for use later in the week.  Reserve the stock (or make gravy by making a roux and adding the stock to that).

I've always enjoyed making a mess in the kitchen. As a small child I used to sneak into the kitchen to make "rabbit stew" (this consisted of emptying my mom's spices into a large pot of water. Yeah, I was a great kid.) These days I spend my time in the kitchen cobbling together "what-ever-the-heck-you've-got casserole", pushing ethnic-inspired food on my husband and occasionally being called upon to feed the in-laws. I hope you enjoy trying these recipes in your own kitchen. Make sure you let me know what you like! If you want to find me elsewhere on the web- well good luck with that! I'm a baby blogger- this is my first foray into blog land (so let me know how I'm doing!). In real life I can often be found lurking amongst the stacks at local bookstores and libraries sipping on diet pepsi.

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