My favorite crock pot roast is a chuck roast. It is beautifully marbled and creates the most tender meat. I usually get a 3 to 5 pound roast. My boys eat a lot and there is usually at least one more kid around to feed! I wouldn’t have it any other way.
You can brown your roast first, if you desire, I have found this is just great without the trouble. Put your roast in the crock pot then sprinkle with garlic salt, and beefy onion soup mix. Add 2 to 3 cups of beef broth (depending on how many veggies you add) and 1 cup of red wine. Then top with 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup.
Next add all the veggies you like. I usually only do potatoes because that is what my boring crew likes. But I may just add some mushrooms for me this time. – Great options are carrots, onions or anything your heart desires. Now I cook my roast on high for a few hours and on low the rest of the day, if you want your veggies a little less soft you can add them with about 3 hours left to cook.
I must admit! I did not make it home to add my veggies. Soooo – I made some rice and corn and dinner is done. That is what I love about this roast. It will go with anything!
I usually make this for friends that have babies, surgery or someone in need of a meal and they just rave about it. I always feel a tad guilty because it is super easy!! When I take the meal to someone – I always add lots of potatoes and carrots (unless they don’t like them like my bunch). Add a salad, bread and dessert – it makes the perfect dinner to deliver!