Sometimes, you just need a little home cooking on a Sunday night. So, you make yourself a pot roast.
I’m proud to say, at the age of 23-years-old, I have finally made a pot roast. I always look for a little bit of a family-feel on Sunday, which typically manifests itself in the way of a big meal and a movie. Tonight, I accomplish that cozy feeling with pot roast and re-watching the first installment of The History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoy’s. I know, I am America. I just need some apple pie and a flag.
I didn’t use a recipe for my pot roast – just a conversation with my mom and some improvising on my part. I literally just threw it in a crock pot and forgot about it.
Here’s what I did (scroll to bottom for ingredient list):
I put all the vegetables on the bottom, as a kind of bed for the roast.
Then, I used some McCormick’s Montreal steak seasoning on the meat. Why McCormick’s Montreal? Because it was on sale for a dollar, that’s why.
After I had the vegetables and the roast in the slow cooker, I mixed two cans of beef consommé and 2 cans worth of red wine together. In the words of my mom, “make sure you can taste the wine!”
Pour this beef wine over the steak and vegetables (it shouldn’t cover the roast), put the lid on the slow cooker, and go.
I started this around 11:00 am this morning, and by 6:00 pm, I had this beautiful sight:
I’m pretty proud. I mean, look at it, it looks delicious. I’m going to be able to enjoy this for DAYS.
Now, I’m going to settle in with my pot roast and some Hatfields and McCoys. Haven’t seen it? Watch it. I know not everyone is as obsessed with American history as I am, but this is a truly great mini-series. Watch it.
Ingredients for the Pot Roast
- 1, 2 pound boneless roast, trimmed
- Steak seasoning
- ½ white onion, sliced
- 6 cloves garlic, smashed
- 5 celery stocks, cut into chunks
- 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into quarters
- 1 pound baby carrots
- 2 cans beef consommé
- Red wine, enough to fill 2 cans of the beef consommé
Place vegetables at bottom of crock-pot. Place seasoned roast on top of vegetables.
Mix beef consommé and red wine. Pour over roast and vegetables, making sure the liquid does not cover the roast.
Cook on low for 7 – 8 hours. Enjoy!