Simple Pot Roast

The weather in Tampa right now is amazing. It is 57 degrees this morning and today we have a high of 66!! This chilly weather gets me excited for hearty recipes perfect for fall like pot roast and a chance to break out my Ugg boots. Today I bring you a simple (because it’s made in a Crock Pot!) and delicious pot roast recipe to enjoy during fall weather!

God Bless the crock pot.

You just toss a few ingredients in that fantastic pot and walk away. A few hours later you have a fully cooked meal for you and your family! Now there are many different kinds of pot roasts from different seasonings to thick soups or just water. This recipe only uses carrots, but you could throw in some potatoes if you like. Since we eat our roast over pasta we omit another starch.

I grew up eating my pot roast with ketchup. If you think this is weird…just try it once. Y-to-the-U-to-the-M. With Lily’s boycott on veggies all we needed was a little ketchup on the carrots and she gobbled them up…WINNING! Ketchup or ranch dressing, I don’t care how she’ll take it…just as long as she eats some veggies! Even with the ketchup Mike and I still had to clap so hard and cheer on every bite for those carrots. After a few bites she began clapping for herself…love her.

Hope ya’ll are enjoying the fall weather and try this easy dinner!


Simple Pot Roast

2 lbs. Chuck Roast (typically you get 2-3 servings per pound, but if your not sure always get more because the leftovers are just as good! Also if you don’t know what kind of beef to buy ask the butcher!)
3 -4 cups of baby carrots (or you could use 1 small bag of regular size carrots, just peel them. Baby carrots are perfect for little fingers)
½ onion, chopped
1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 can of fat-free, less-sodium beef broth (or you could use 1 ½ cups of water)

  • Coat your crock pot with cooking spray or use a drop in liner.
  • Place carrots and onions at the bottom and then the chuck roast on top.
  • Sprinkle the Lipton Onion Soup Mix over the meat and then pour in the can of beef broth.
  • Cook on Low for 8-9 hours.
  • Serve over egg noodles or whole wheat macaroni like we did for Lily. Try it with some ketchup too!
  • For even more flavor you could add another packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix.
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  1. By Lily & Bliss | Semi-Homemade Biscuits on November 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm

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