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Get a head start on dinner with this fresh take on a slow-simmered, all-in-one meal that makes clean-up a breeze.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2008
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Oven method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In step 1, use a 5-quart Dutch oven or ovenproof pot with a tight-fitting lid; add 2 cups water. Cover; bake until roast is tender, 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Proceed with step 3.

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  • jeffclearwater
    14 JUN, 2017
    The poor carrots! There is absolutely no reason to cook them for six or ten hours. They will be mush and have no carrot taste. I can't believe that recipes like this are being published.
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    • MS10989516
      20 JUL, 2017
      Jeff, the point is to infuse the vegetables with the taste of the dish, and for the vegetables to flavor the entire dish. If the seasoning is well-executed, it's a great way to to enjoy the products. It doesn't sound as though you followed the recipe well. Did you actually taste it? I have just made the dish, and it was very pleasant. Defat the liquid, correct the juice for salt and acid, don't overcook, don't use more than 1 cup of liquid to start. I halved potatoes and arranged on the bottom of the cooker as a platform for everything else and to keep the roast from falling apart during cooking. Serve a couple of ounces of beef, some carrot and onion and even a potato half over noodles or jasmine rice. Garnish with some lime juice and your favorite fresh herbs and/or some finely sliced green onion and even try some diced radish or grated horseradish.
    • nyrandia
      14 OCT, 2017
      First of all it says 5-8 hrs and it is all in the placement. Follow the placement order and buy organic and they will not loose flavor or be too soft. Watch the video and pay attention. You are always free to cook how you like and share what works for you rather than freak out about it.
    • nyrandia
      14 OCT, 2017
      I meant to say it’s all about the placement order and temperature you choose
    • nyrandia
      14 OCT, 2017
      Also the video says to cook 5 hrs on high and 8 hrs on low for slow cooker. I agree that the times mentioned in the written recipe are wrong. I guess the editor was not paying attention because the written timing that is posted is way too long even for the roast
  • sjconnell19gma
    9 APR, 2017
    simple and perfect every time - I admit I was surprised at how delicious this was. I have never made pot roast without browning the meat, but this works!
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  • pkasimirs
    6 MAR, 2017
    The video appears to be brisket and not a chuck roast. Would think either cut would be good but the chuck roast would fall apart whereas the brisket will be tender and can be sliced.
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  • jodimcelwee
    24 FEB, 2017
    This is the best basic pot roast recipe I've ever had. I was skeptical as I tend to use a lot of [filtered]es and herbs when I cook, but this really doesn't need any other ingredients to be fantastic. I've also made this adding some potatoes and mushrooms as well as the carrots and onions since we love veggies, and it's still perfect.
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  • dale_38hotmail
    17 AUG, 2016
    Next time I'll use less worcestershire sauce. The recipe was good but the amount of worcestershire sauce left an aftertaste and unpleasant sensation in my mouth and throat after the meal was finished.
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  • gocatwoman
    5 MAR, 2016
    wouldn't it be easier whisk corn starch and water together then put in slow cooker just sayin
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  • imaginetr
    22 JAN, 2016
    Prep = A, Ingredients = A, Cooking ease = A+, Vegetable result = B, Roast result = C, Overall Appearance = B, Au Jus = C Trying to expand our dinner selections for our family of 2 adults + 3 kids. Everything done to prepare this to cook was super easy. Cooking was even easier in the slow cooker. The results however, would make me look for other recipes and/or try my own seasoning variations. The roast, carrots & onions all turned out great in appearance & texture. The taste fell well short.
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  • claire0712
    23 AUG, 2015
    This is so good! I no longer bother with other pot roast recipes. This one is so easy and is consistently perfect.
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  • Gabby654
    12 JUN, 2015
    This is my favourite thing to make in the crock pot. I do modify after making so many times I double the Worcester sauce, add 4 cloves of garlic, some tomato, Dijon mustard and some soy sauce to the gravy at the end --- Delicious
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  • RD_Arcadia
    20 MAY, 2015
    Delicious!!! I was skeptical, no longer. My kids loved it. The only change I made was the amount of vegetables - I only used one onion and three carrots. I'll be making this dish again! Thank you. :)
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