Let me be honest for a second; I have never made or tasted a pot roast before making this recipe. I am not a big red meat eater and I always assumed that I would not like it, so I never tried it.
We eat a lot of poultry in our house and I wanted to spice things up a bit. I have been talking about cooking up a pot roast for over a month. I got excited to make my pot roast. I enjoy cooking traditional meals. There is something about a traditional meal that makes you feel at home.
When it came to making my first pot roast I broke out my crock pot. I love using my crock pot. It makes cooking effortless and clean up a snap! My prep for this dish only took me 15 mins and then my crock pot did the rest.
While my roast was cooking all I could smell was the red wine. It made me a little nervous, but I was pleasantly surprised with the results. The Merlot added a great flavor to the meat, carrots, and potatoes. One thing that I would do differently if making the same pot roast recipe is setting it on low for 8 hrs. I was running late and I had it on high for 4 hrs. All in all I say my first experience cooking a pot roast went well. I am excited to see how I can change things up for my next one!
I love cooking traditional meals and this pot roast was right up my ally, but tell me....
What is your favorite traditional meal to prepare?
8 lbs Roast
1 bottle of Merlot
1 26oz container Beef Stock
6 Red Potatoes
4 Large Carrots
Season the roast with salt & pepper. Cut your red potatoes into half and then half again. Peel and cut carrots. Add the roast, potatoes and carrots to crock pot. Pour beef stock and Merlot over meat. Make sure to cover the meat completely with liquid. You can always add a little water if you need to. Set crock pot on low for 8 hrs or high for 4 hrs. Once meat is done, let stand for 10 min. Cut and server with potatoes and carrots.