Great recipe for a pot roast. I didn’t have sundried tomato paste so I added sundried tomato pieces to the broth along with the dried mushrooms. Additionally, I deglazed the meat browning pan with the broth and marinade mixture before adding. I added fresh quartered mushrooms to the pot about one hour before the roast was done. Everyone loved the flavors.
This was quite good. The only change I made was to use a can of drained fire-roasted tomatoes instead of the tomato paste. My husband loved it and I will make it again.
We loved it! I used dried porcini mushrooms and red onions. I also used fresh rosemary which adds so much flavor. This recipe is a keeper.
The worst post roast ever !! Its very tasteless, don't even bother exerting any effort on this recipe.
I didn't choose this because it was "light," I just wanted a good roast, and thought this would make one. I didn't have low-sodium soy sauce on hand, so I used regular and I added sun dried tomatoes to regular organic tomato paste to hopefully give it some "sun dried" flavor. I also put a few extra sun dried tomato in the crock. Anyways, other than those two tweaks, I followed to the "T" and it turned out great! :D Will make again.
I agree that this was missing something. A little too bland. My hope was that the sun-dried tomato paste would make a difference....and maybe it would have, if I had been able to find it? I bought dehydrated sun-dried tomatoes, rehydrated, and blended to a paste. Other than that, I followed to a "t." Now, to put it into context: we love old school pot roast. The salty flavor, the fat, all of it. I was certainly not expecting an exact duplicate (We've been converting our favorites to healthy substitutes for years now), but this was still off the mark. We added salt, and that made it more edible...but we realize that defeated the purpose. A small rant here: If you haven't tried the recipe, don't review it. There are plenty of forums to pontificate on healthy eating. Try a blog.
I thought this recipe was wonderful. I changed a few small things - I added 1 1/2 tsp of dried rosemary, and then cooked just the roast with liquid for 2 hours on high, then added the vegetables and cooked for 5 more hours on low. I also didn't marinate it beforehand, and I added fresh mushrooms instead of dried. It was wonderfully flavorful and didn't need salt. I served it for company and they all loved it. I don't know why anyone says it lacks flavor. If you are worried about that, just add some rosemary.
I thought this recipe was very very taste. I used 1c of water and a beef boullon cube instead of beef broth. Roast was very very tender. And the gravey had a lot of flavor
I have made this a couple times, and enjoy it, but do find that it is a little bland. I might try the adding onion soup dry mix next time. It is a great, healthy easy meal though.
This was just ok for me and my family. Too much soy sauce flavor which overpowered the roast. Maybe I marinated too long. Followed directions to put meat on top of veggies. Didn't turn out very tender. Had to cut with knife when my usual pot roast falls apart. Not sure if I would make it again.
After reading the reviews that called this bland I made some adjustments and it came out GREAT!! I added a packet of onion soup dry mix and used 3/4 the amount of potatoes to make up for the extra calories. I also didn't need to add flour, the sauce was plenty thick; I might even add 1/4 water next time.
Fantastic recipe!! I switched out the dried morels with other dried mushrooms, and it worked perfectly! I made the soup and let it sit over night and by morning it was ready to go!
I thought this was really, really good. Not bland at all. Letting the meat soak in the Tamari (inplace of soy, which I can't have due to gluten) and garlic over night makes a lot of flavor. I love pot roasts and this is one of my favorites. I used corn starch instead of flour to thicken the gravy f or the same gluten reason. Yummy!
I loved everything about this recipe except for the flavor of the gravy. I thought it had slightly too much tomato flavor from the paste. Next time I will do less tomato paste. Other than the gravy, no complaints. The family loved it! I will definitely be making it again.
I agree with Angie, those that said that they'd add a "bunch of salt" or "onion soup mix" which is mainly salt, does add flavor, but what kind of flavor do we want to add here folks. These people need to be getting their recipes from different web sites, Betty Butter, or Salty Susan, not healthy Cooking Light or My Recipes from a Health.com site. This recipe was great and like most recipes, gives us ideas that we can embellish with hopefully, healthy options, That's why we're "home cooking" instead of bringing home fast food, right! Keep cooking and trying to be healthier.
I have not yet tried this recipe, but am bothered by remarks that the meal was bland, My first thought is that we need to remember that this is "Cooking Light". Not that "light" food needs to be bland, but adding extra sodium, like those who added salt, broth and bouillon, defeats the purpose of healthier cooking. "Light" doesn't only refer to calories. Herbs and other spices can liven up a "bland" dish. But most importantly, most need to simply retrain their taste buds to enjoy foods with less salt, and reap the health benefits of it.
This was pretty tasty although I agree with previous reviewers that it was just missing something. It needed a bit more flavor...
This smelled wonderful but was VERY bland. I made this exactly as written and ended up adding a bunch of salt to the gravy and to my dish to help add flavor. Too bad.. the smell coming from my kitchen was heavenly! Guess I'll go back to using 1 cup of beef broth and one package of onion soup mix. Much more flavor w/ that recipe!
This is a fine recipe in many ways. Because I find crockpot recipes generally "bland out" the flavors, I refine the taste by reducing the garlic and adding a few dissolved beef bullion cubes to the broth. Try this method to see if you agree.
Very tender, tasty but no way would this feed 8 people! I will make it again but double the first 4 ingredients. More veggies than meat! Also, I took the veggies out after 3 hours and they were still too soft for me.
Very good pot roast. Made it for dinner and my husband kept going back for more :-)
This is the best tasting pot roast, no kidding. I thought the recipe as written was a little hard to follow- as in, the order in which events should take place, also reduced the potatoes and added celery. My edited version is at http://mamaslittlegreenrecipebox.blogspot.com/2011/01/pot-roast.html
Why would anyone serve Tyson meal? They are so over salted and just terrible! This is a good, comforting meal.
This was a good recipe...I added a can of corn and a can of green beans just because my family loves them. I really liked this roast, but honestly Tyson makes a roast package that doesn't require much prep at all, and tastes the same. If Tyson package isn't available, and I wanted a roast I would come back to this recipe for sure. It was really good.