Easy Pot Roast Recipe Ideas by Idea Queen

Easy Pot Roast Recipe

I absolutly love the smell of a pot roast in the oven. It give your home that comfortable, home cooking smell. Not to mention with an easy pot roast recipe you can make a meal for your family and have left overs for a week in just a few simple steps.

There's probably hundreds of different types of an easy pot roast recipe. Just like pasta, it's one of the most versitile foods outs there. While the directions of my easy pot roast recipes are always the same, the ingredients sometimes change. Below you'll find two different ingredients I use for an easy pot roast recipe that is cooked in the oven.

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Pot Roast Recipe Ingredient Choices

Pot Roast Ingredients #1:
Large Potatoes, cut in half
Garlic Salt
Fennel Seeds

This one has a slight "spice" taste. The fennel seeds really bring out the juices of the slow cooked meat. An easy pot roast recipe which I make the most, simply because I always have the ingredients on hand.

Pot Roast Ingredients #2:
Large Potatoes, cut in half
Sliced Onion
Onion Salt
Garlic Powder

In this easy pot roast recipe, instead of carrots and fennel seeds I use onion. It's got a similar taste to the first recipe, except for more of an onion flavor.

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Pot Roast Recipe Directions

For each easy pot roast recipe above, the directions of my roasts are all the same. I choose to cook mine in the oven, but you can also use a crockpot. I find it easier to cook in the oven because of the size of the roast and the ability to put in additional ingredients as listed above. See crockpot recipes below.

1. Preheat oven to 325*
2. Place meat in roaster, stab with knife to allow juices to cook threw meat.
3. Fill with about half water (pot roast should be covered with water)
4. Cook for 4-5 hours, checking every hour or so, and flipping roast over.

There's lots of room for creativity with an easy pot roast recipe for the oven. Try out different vegetables from the garden like green beans, squash, and other slow cooker vegetables. I'm always ready to try a new easy pot roast recipe that taste good, so pass your recipes on if you have them!

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Easy Pot Roast Recipe with Crockpots

Still need more ideas? Try these crockpot pot roast recipes that I pulled out of my recipe collection. I haven't personally tried either one, but they do sound tasty!

2 1/2 lb. Chuck roast
2 packets dry Italian dressing mix OR Ranch dressing mix
1 cup water

Place beef in crockpot, sprinkle seasonings over meat, pour water over all. Cook on low 6-8 hours or until meat shreds easily.

Quick tip for cooking pot roast in a crockpot:

"Before using your crockpot, place all ingredients in a crock-pot liner or an ovenproof bag (like Reynold's Oven Bags). Seal the bag, poke a hole in the top for steam to escape and clean up will be a snap!"
Susan Hook

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The following easy pot roast recipe was submitted by our visitors. This happens to be one of my favorite recipes which I had lost. Very tasty easy pot roast recipe!

French Dip
By Natasha Tasler

3-4 pound Beef Pot Roast ~ sprinkle with 1 TBLS onion flakes and garlic powder to taste
1/4 tsp Thyme
1/4 tsp Rosemary
1 TLBS Beef Bullion
1/4 to 1/3 Cup Soy Sauce

Water to almost cover roast. Cook on low setting 8-10 hours. Shread and serve with crusty buns, mild cheese and a jus sauce. So good!

Here's two more wonderful recipes sent into us. Thank you Susan and Maureen for sending us your easy pot roast recipe!

Grandma's Sunday Roast
Recipe by Susan Hook

1 1/2 lb. or 2 lb. roast
4 TBS. Grandma's Sunday Roast Seasoning*
1 cup water

Put the roast in your crockpot. Sprinkle seasoning all over roast. Pour water over all. Cover and let cook on low for about 8 hours. You can add potatoes and fresh green beans to this pot roast if you like. Yum!

*seasoning available from Homemade Gourmet

Pot Roast by Maureen
Recipe by Maureen Rocks

3-4 lbs. boneless beef roast
2 cups tomato juice
3 cups onions, cooked, chopped
1 clove minced garlic
6-8 potatoes, cut into large chunks
3-4 cups carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
2 Tbsp. all purpose flour

Spray a Dutch oven with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium high heat 1 minute. Add roast and brown 2-3 minutes per side. Add 1-3/4 cups tomato juice, onion and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 1 hour. Add potatoes and carrots, cover and cook another 45 minutes. Transfer roast and vegetables to a platter. Combine flour and remaining 1/4 cup juice in a bowl. Stir into drippings. Increase heat to medium high. Stir until thickened. Serve gravy over meat and vegetables.

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