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So if I love pot roasts so much why do I have a picture of a sandwich, don’t you worry I’ll tell you soon enough it’s part of the reason I’m now addicted to pot roasts 🙂
Believe it or not I just started to make pot roasts this year and more so since the cold weather started to arrive. Oh my I never knew how easy and how much you could do with all the pot roast recipes out there and all the meals you can create with one pot roast! That’s where the sandwich picture above comes in, that sandwich is made from the beef of a pot roast recipe the same recipe, well almost the same recipe that I tried this week.
For those of you who are not pot roast newbies like me you’re probably not surprised to hear how much I’m loving pot roasts and how versatile a meal it can be. I was surprised to find out that 65% of Canadians don’t know the difference between a pot roast and an oven roast so if you didn’t know that’s okay you’re in good company. They are as the names imply one is cooked in a pot and the other in the oven. I don’t know why I haven’t done any pot roasts in the past considering that beef is the absolute favourite source of protein in my house. I admit it we love it all steaks especially of course, ground beef for spaghetti sauces and tacos and roasts of all kinds but usually before it was always oven roasts.
If you don’t know how to cook a pot roast check out the Canadian Beef website HERE they have some great tips and step by step instructions too!
I’ve only made one kind of pot roast up until now and it was a basic meat and potatoes one with some spices of course, it’s very tasty and everyone including my picky eater of a daughter loves it so that’s another reason I’m so happy to have found more pot roast recipes and a few spin offs too. This week the pot roast recipe I decided to try was the Slow-Cooker South-Western Pulled Beef which can be found along with several other yummy looking recipes at Canadian Beef HERE.
Here’s a quick look at my pot roast after I browned the roast and before we turned on the slow cooker
You can get the recipe for the South-Western Pulled Beef above where I mentioned it earlier just click on the link but I will mention that I made a few modifications based on family preferences and the fact that I didn’t have tomato paste on hand which was in the recipe. I thought I had bought everything but alas no tomato paste. This probably one of the reasons my pot roast had more of a gravy like a stew but also because I added extra beef broth. My whole family loves having that extra sauce to poor on things and to dip bread in so extra broth was added.
I also added in carrots and potatoes that the recipe did not call for because again my family just loves those and I thought why not. This recipe has so much flavor when it started to simmer the house smelled so good. I actually put it on at night time around 8:30pm on low in the slow cooker (the recipe says 8-10 hours) so that by 7:30am the next morning our house smelled delicious! It was perfect to do it this way as I pulled apart the beef which pretty much fell apart and scooped some up and put it in a thermos for my daughter’s lunch at school that morning. She loved it and told me her friends wanted some too. It’s a comfort food and perfect for this time of the year however this pot roast keeps on giving.
Here’s the pot roast with all the goodies done the next morning and after I pulled the beef that fell apart so easily
Today I used some of the leftovers for my pulled beef sandwich, I had it on a yummy bun and for me because this recipe is so delicious (remember the full recipe is on the clickable link a few paragraphs above) I didn’t need anything except a little butter on the bun and I dipped my sandwich in the gravy. Oh my goodness that was the best lunch so tasty and so easy to throw together!
The picture can’t begin to tell you how tasty this sandwich was and the pot roast itself of course. Between the onion soup and cumin this recipe is very flavourful but better yet it’s so easy to do. Just brown the roast and throw all the ingredients into the slower cooker and besides stirring once you leave it for the 8-10 hours to create a yummy tasting meal that can become other meals! So far we have the pot roast and the pulled beef sandwiches but you can also take the pulled beef and make a Mexican Shepherd’s pie. I’m going to try that next if you want to see all the options of what you can do with the pulled beef and again the link for the recipe just click HERE.
The next recipe I want to try from their site is the Slow Cooker Marvelous Mushroom Pot Roast it looks and sounds marvelous indeed, here’s a picture of it that I grabbed from their site. Doesn’t it look delicious?
While I’m loving all of these pot roast/slow cooker recipes that are perfect for this time of year I think that I would enjoy many if not all of these recipes all year long. Better yet pot roast cooking is quite healthy when you think about it, I’ve put vegetables in mine, seasoning, my roast had next to no fat on it and yet it was absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to do the mushroom pot roast next week 🙂
Tell me what’s your favorite way to cook a roast I’d love to hear about it comment below!
This post was part of a Canadian beef Blogger’s event however this did not in any way influence my opinion, we truly enjoyed our pot roasts.