Hillbilly Pot Roast

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Hillbilly Pot Roast

Unread post by JudgeRoyBean »

I made one up yesterday and figured I'd share it by writing down the recipe.
Things to note: this is a LOT of food, a huge amount. I'm feeding two teenage boys so this won't last but 2-3 days at best. This will feed two people until they are sick of it, adjust accordingly by cutting everything down to 1/2 or 1/3 if you want.
Also, my kids hate onions... so I just cut the onion in half, cook it with the meat, and then take it out and toss it before i start dumping in the carrots (yea I know, but they never figure it out). If you like onions, obviously just dice it up and toss it in with the meat at the beginning.

Pot Roast (takes about ~6 hours)

* this takes a rather large pot for the portion listed, just cut everything in half of you don't want this much
- 3or4lb Sirloin Tip Roast
- 3-4lb potatoes (I like the small ones and leave them whole)
- couple pounds of peeled baby carrots
- 1 large sweet onion
- salt, pepper, corn starch, garlic powder, worcestershire

*keep the pot lid on the entire time, all the way to the end
- Put roast in stew pot that has been sprayed with PAM (no water or anything).
- add salt 3-4tblspoons and 2 tbsp pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder, 3-4tbsp worcestershire, cut onion in half and throw it in
- Cook on very low flame for 1 1/2 hours, flip over and salt/pepper again
- cook for 3 more hours, watching to make sure it doesn't cook dry and burn
- make sure the meat is getting tender by now before adding carrots, if not, chk every 1/2 hour until it is.
- flip again, (pick out the onion before the carrots if you don't want it in there) dump in carrots and add HOT water to top of carrots and mix slightly. Taste it for salt level, add more if required. * I usually crank up the heat at this point JUST long enough to get the water back up to temp, then immediately back to very low. Don't scorch the meat still on the bottom
- cook 45 minutes, check salt again, add if necessary, then add large chunks of potatoes (no more water just the potatoes).
- Cook 30-40 more min, or until potatoes are done, don't let them get mushy
- Use 1/4 cup corn starch, mix in it with 1/2 cup of COLD water and mix out all the lumps. Pour into pot and mix.
- cook 5 more minutes and it should be done. If it's still too runny for your liking, add more corn starch mix 1/8 cup at a time until thickness is where you want it
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Re: Hillbilly Pot Roast

Unread post by Boadicea »

This sounds really good.

I cook my pot roast in my instapot. Takes about an hour and a half and it's really good. I add broth to it so it doesn't dry out.
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Re: Hillbilly Pot Roast

Unread post by FOIA »

Crock pot liners make cleanup easy

Chuck roast
Sear all sides 2-3 min in cast iron skillet with olive oil
Sprinkle all side generously with paprika

Caramelize a sliced/halved sweet onion, put in bottom of slow cooker

Put roast on onions

1 packet dried onion soup
2 chunked up celery stalks
3 chunked up large carrots
1 large chunked up sweet potato
1 bay leaf

Mix in bowl:
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 cup Coca Cola
1 cup red wine
2 TBSP Lea & Perrins
6 minced garlic cloves

Pour over roast and veggies

Slow cook 6 hours covered on low or until falling apart
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