Monday, April 18, 2011
I make a killer pot roast. But tonight it isn't my pot roast getting the rave reviews. It's the pot roast I bought from Trader Joe's. I am sucker for just about anything they have. The pot roast is marinading in the wine and spices. My trusty crock pot is going to make it nice and tender. Love winter meals!
1 Trader Joe's Cabernet Pot Roast (I am making two since everyone is home)
3 jumbo potatoes cleaned and cut into quarters
1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup
Drain the pot roast from the juice it has been marinading in. Heat up a little oil in a saute pan and brown the meat. You are not looking to cook the meat but just brown it. It will cook for hours in the crock pot.
Place the meat in the crock pot. Add 1/2 cup of water. cover with the potatoes.Cook on low for six hours or high for four hours.Once the roast is fork tender take the meat and potatoes out of the crock pot. Skim the juices of the drippings left in the crock pot. Mine is pretty lean. Add the cream of chicken soup (shhh don't tell The Tortured Teenager! She doesn't like Cream of Anything soup!) It may not look pretty but it sure makes some great gravy! Mix well with a whisk. You can add a sprinkle of Wonder Flour if it is too thin.Slice up the meat and serve.
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