I’m a BAD pot roast cook.  BAD.  They’re dry and tasteless and the kids take one bite and I suffer through and eat it for 4 days.  I bought a roast a few days ago and tried again.  I was heading out to the Mountain Bike hill for the day so wanted a Crock Pot recipe.  I looked online, all the ‘best roast’ recipes were made with Lipton French Onion Soup Mix and Canned Mushroom soup.  OMG, that is SO not an option.  Epicure’s French Onion mix isn’t full of scary stuff so I started with that.

It was a home run!  It literally fell apart in big juicy chunks and the gravy was divine.  I cooked a 2kg roast and the 3 teen boys here didn’t have any at supper time.  I was THRILLED, more for me, YAY!  Then at 10pm the boys materalized from the basement and devoured it!  So bummed.  Happy although bummed.

  • 2pk Blade Roast Boneless (was about 1/3 fat, will try something different next time)
  • 3 Tbsp Epicure’s French Onion Dip Mix
  • 2 cups strong Beef Bouillon from your favorite source
  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Sear the meat well for a nice brown coating.

Browned and ready for the crock pot

Browned and ready for the crock pot

Toss the whole mess into your crock pot and put it on low for 9hrs while you’re out having fun.

My pot roast slurry

My pot roast slurry

To the slurry above I added one more cup of bouillon for the total of 2 cups.

When you get home transfer the drippings to a fry pan or pot and reduce to make a ‘gravy like’ sauce.  Add a couple sprinkles of Epicure’s Ranch Mix for extra flavor.  Eat yours first before the kids get near it.  Just Saying.