Sometimes you just have to go with your gut instincts and do what you have to do. That’s exactly what I did with my very LAST final exam of this Spring Semester. I studied an entire week for this exam in my Abnormal Psychology class – it was a comprehensive final. So much information to remember – symptoms, etiology, heredity, and epidemiology of SO many psychological disorders. I was ready. I hoped. I got to class and the professor announces (mind you, it’s an 8:00 a.m. exam) “if you’re happy with your grade right now, you may opt out of the final”. Well I was indeed happy with my grade but I still wrestled with the decision. I studied so hard and I allowed the what if’s seep in and I opted out. Later that day, the professor posted final grades and with the extra credit I accumulated from writing 3 research papers, I brought my grade up to an A – so thankful! This was my hardest class this semester but it was an extremely fun one, which made learning a bit easier.
With the semester behind me I decided to slap this pot roast in the crockpot and treat myself to an afternoon of TV binge watching of shows I had recorded. Caught up The Good Wife! This pot roast is another “go with your gut instinct” moment. I threw items in the crockpot and hoped for the best! The fresh rosemary and the steak seasoning added so much flavor to the roast and gravy.
Here’s my tip on choosing the roast for this one: while any roast is great with this recipe, using one that has some marbling throughout it – yes marbling means fat BUT this marbling does wonders for the for the roast. The fat breaks down during the slow cooking process and makes the roast more tender and adds flavor. I do trim the fat off the bottom of the roast. I chose not include potatoes and carrots in it this time but you can definitely add those vegetables without adding additional gravy.
The result is amazing – so much so that I have deemed this The Best Pot Roast Ever. Simple and Easy to prepare. The most tender and flavorful pot roast I have made or had in a long time.
- 1 - 2 tbsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
- 1 beef chuck roast anywhere from 2 - 4 lbs, trimmed of visible fat
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 1 jar Beef Gravy 12 oz
- Spray crockpot with non-stick spray.
- Sprinkle Montreal Steak Seasoning over both sides of roast, rubbing it into the meat with your fingers.
- Place roast in bottom of slow cooker.
- Sprinkle rosemary over roast.
- Pour the jar of beef gravy over roast.
- Top with chopped onion.
- Cover and cook on low 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
Serious yumminess! 🙂 Thank you for joining us at Freedom Fridays! Pinned and scheduled a Facebook share!
Thanks Jamie! It was serious eating with this pot roast, the family left not a bite left!
Yum! I have a beef roast sitting in my freezer, and now I know exactly what to do with it 🙂 Thanks for sharing this recipe, so glad to have found you over at Turn It Up Tuesday!
Hope you enjoy the pot roast, Ashley! I really want to make it again – like now lol
I know someone that would be very happy if I made this for dinner!!
I would be honored to have you hop over and share with us at Inspire Us Tuesday!
Thanks for the invite Felissa! I would love to. I hope that someone enjoys the roast!
Katherines Corner says
such a wonderful and surely flavorful meal. I know hubby would love this so much. xo
This looks delicious, and so easy! I’m glad I found it on the Wake Up Wednesday linkup.
It is both of those, Jessica – easy and delicious! Thanks for linking up on WUW!
K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommy says
Slow cooker pot roast is the best! It comes out all nice and tender. I like to add carrots and chunks of potatoes to my pot roast.
Love this! I’ve made it many times!
Thank you, Adrianne! Always glad to hear that the roast is a winner!