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How To Slow Cook a 15 Pound Pot Roast
There are many ways to slow cook a roast.
· A metal pot in the oven.
· A pressure cooker on the stove.
· A Slow Cooker / Crock Pot.
In my years of cooking with all these methods, the easiest and best is the Crock pot. It creates less mess, it's easier to check on throughout the cooking process. And requires a lot less clean up.
If all you want to do is cook the roast, place it in the crock pot, fill it with enough water to keep a steam going (about 1 cup) and turn it on high for about 6 to 8 hours. Checking on the pot to maintain the water level. Turn the roast about every 3 hours to keep a consistency through out the roast.
If you want to make a complete Pot Roast Meal, here's how to do it.
Gather Together:
· Slow Cooker
· Pot Roast
· Carrots
· Potatoes
· Salt
· Pepper
Step 1:
Fill your crock pot with about 3 cups of water to start with. Add salt, pepper, parsley and bay leaves. Stir to combine the mixture. Place your roast in the center.
Step 2:
Prepare potatoes, onions and carrots. You can dice them, cube them, slice the carrots or leave them whole. Sprinkle them around the roast, mixing them up as you go.
Step 3:
With all ingredients in the pot, add enough water to cover the roast. Be careful not to fill the pot too full. As the roast cooks, some of it's juice will cook out of the meat and add to the water level. You don't want the juice running over and out of your crock pot.
Step 4:
Set the temperature on high and cook for 6 to 8 hours.
  • If your roast is frozen, you may need to cook it over night.
  • If your roast is thawed, slightly cut into the meat and check for a red center. If it's still red, you may want to cook it for an additional 2 hours.
Check on your pot about ever 3 hours. Use a large mixing spoon to rotate the vegetables around the roast from bottom to top to ensure they're all cooking evenly.
Use this opportunity to check the water level as well.
Step 5:
When your roast is ready, use a large serving fork to remove the roast from the cooker and place on serving platter.
The safest way to remove the vegetables is to use a large spoon that will strain the water as you scoop up the vegetables. Place the vegetables around the roast for a decorative presentation.
Use a sauce spoon to coat the roast and vegetables with some of the water from the pot. This will help keep your items moist for serving.
Step 6:
If your serving dish isn't big enough to place all the vegetables on, remove the remaining items into a large serving bowl and pour some of the water over them.
Serve warm.
For More Information:
· Vickie's Roast Beast
· GrandMa Sandy's Roast Beef
· Butterhorn Dinner Rolls
Additional Tips:
· Consider adding your favorite beans to the vegetable mix. We add a bag of frozen green beans.
· For serving, consider placing a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce on the table.
· Serve with your favorite dinner rolls
Be Careful:
· It's important to keep an eye on your pot through out the day.
· Make sure you maintain a good level of water in the pot. Not too much and not to little.
· Check the roast after 5 hours to ensure you're not over cooking it.
Created: 02.11.2009       Updated: 02.11.2009
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