I seared the roast in my instant pot because it ruins non-stick to coat it with vegetable spray. I would have cooked it in the instant pot but was leaving for the afternoon and wanted it to cook in the slow cooker. I added onions and garlic and a few carrots to flavor the juice for gravy. Otherwise it was pretty good.
After reading all of the posted reviews, I tweaked the recipe accordingly. Omitted searing but did trim more fat off roast, added fresh veggies (carrots, tomatoes, broccoli crowns), one can of Swanson fat free and 33% salt free beef broth, a can of Campbell beef gravy, made the ketchup mixture but only added a dash of sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, & ground turmeric with the 1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper. Poured the ketchup mixture on top of the meat and threw in 3 fresh leaves of sweet basil. I did cook for 1 hour on high then set to low for 7 hours. With 3 more hours left, I added The Small Potato Company variety dynamic duo potatoes (small gold and red potatoes) and resumed cooking.
Husband and adult daughter declared it a tastebud delight. We had a small amount left over that was quickly claimed by our daughter for her dinner for the following night. Definitely a keeper!
Waste of time. Other than a bad taste from the ketchup the roast had no flavor. After it was made I tried to 'patch' it with garlic and salt but it was too late. I threw the whole thing out.
Amazingly good and easy!
A family favorite and so easy! I do sear to help keep the juices inside the meat. 8 hours in the crockpot, mashed potatoes, and a veggie on the side. I don't add veggies to the meat - just the sauce and the roast. I add a little gravy to the mix as well so that the sauce is a little thicker.
My husband loved this dinner and it was so easy to prepare. Hubby said to make sure I keep the receipe.
I used a 4 1/2 boneless chuck roast studded with smashed garlic cloves (4-6, depending on size of clove) in a 6 qt crock pot. I skipped the searing of the roast. I doubled everything except the bell pepper and mushrooms as I wanted the veggies only for their flavor and moisture. I had half a fresh bell pepper so I just sliced it. I cooked it on low for 8 hours. I served it with roasted carrots, onions and Potato Inspirations bite-size potatoes. All the fam loved it! This is now my go-to pot roast recipe.
This pot roast was so dry, and in a crock pot?! I ended up having to cook it another 6 hours in beef broth in order for it to even be edible. I will NOT be making this recipe again!! Don't waste your time on this one.
This is just how my grandmother used to make it. It's perfect!
I made this for the second time last night and, with a few tweaks, it definitely gets 5 stars. Skip that whole searing step, it's not needed. Definitely skip that cooking on high for one hour thing! The first time I made it, I could tell it would have been delicious, if I hadn't needed one of my expensive steak knives to cut through it. So last night, I just dumped the roast in with the veggies, covered with the sauce, and left it on low for about 6-7 hours. I also added a bag of baby carrots to the pot. I didn't even need a knife last night. It was perfect! Love this easy to make, easy to love dish.
I would make this dish again. I was out of worchestire sauce so I used A-1 Barbecue sauce. It was very good.