Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Make this pot roast in a crockpot and be greeted with a heavenly smell when you walk in the door. Bring salad and bread home with you and all you have to do is make a vegetable.
3-1/2 to 4 lb. Chuck roast, boned
1 cup ketchup
1 Large onion, coarsely chopped
1 Large sweet green pepper, coarsely chopped
1 tspn dry mustard
2 Cloves garlic, finely minced
3 Tblspn vegetable oil
2 Tblspn light Brown sugar
1-1/2 cups of cold water
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat vegetable oil in large heavy pan to brown roast (sear) on all sides. While browning meat, combine all the other remaining ingredients in crock pot. Place browned roast in crock pot and cook according your crock pot directions. Start this pot roast in the morning and it will be juicy and tender for dinner.
Remove fully cooked roast to a large platter and pour sauce into a gravy bowl.
Serve with mashed white potatoes or steak fries and green beans. Good with chunky sweet potatoes fries. See recipe below.
Chuck roast serves 4 to 6.
Chuck roast or chuck steak is particularly good when cooked in a crock pot because this cut of meat needs long cooking. Chuck is great for kabobs also, just marinate over-night before cooking. Marinades should be simple; all you want to do is help the meat become tender and flavorful.
Easy Asian Type Marinade
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
1-12oz can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed.
2-1/4 tspn ground ginger
Mix together the following ingredients in a bowl with cover. Place meat into mixture and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, over-night is better. Or you can buy one of the many really good marinades that are available. Either way chuck is a good beef choice.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
3 or 4 large sweet potatoes that have been peeled cut into 1/2 inch sticks.
Spray on cooking oil.
Salt to taste.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Sprinkle salt on sweet potatoes. Arrange in one layer on a cookie sheet cover with oil sprayed foil. Spray potatoes with oil and cook until nicely browned and tender inside. Use fork to test doneness.
A light sprinkle of cayene pepper is good over these baked sweet potatoes.