Tonight we had another great roast in the Crock-Pot.  The best thing about the slow cooker is that it makes cheap meat like chuck roast melt in your mouth.  Here’s our super-simple version:


1 3lb. chuck roast

3 cups  (or more) carrots

2 cups  (or more) button mushrooms

3/4 cup water


Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper

Optional ingredients (for folks without picky little eaters…):

5-6 cloves of garlic, smashed with the flat side of a knife

1/2 onion, sliced

Directions: Cut roast into 3 or 4 large chunks, season well with salt & pepper.  Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet.  Brown roast chunks on all sides.  Place carrots in bottom of Crock pot, and add the water.  Place meat on top of carrots, and mushrooms (and garlic and onions, if desired) on top of meat.  Cook on low 8-10 hours or high for 5-7 hours (low and long is way better).  Remove meat and shred (mix that fat in! I also like to mix a little more butter into the meat ;))  Remove veggies, reserving the juice.  The meat juices make a great sauce as-is or seasoned to taste.  Plate, serve, and FEAST!