When I saw pot roasts on sale at Kroger last week, I decided to search the recipe database on PlateUp for a recipe I could try. Savory Sweet Pot Roast caught my eye because it looked tasty and easy and because, let’s face it, anybody with the user name “GRANNYTREBOS” might know a thing or two about fixing a pot roast.
It didn’t hurt that she said she likes to cook it in “a deep cast iron skillet.” You go, granny. But I don’t have time during the week to slowly roast a hunk of meat in my cast iron Dutch oven, so I figured I’d try to adapt the recipe to my Crock Pot. We ended up having a delicious meal last night.
The name on this recipe is very fitting, because the juice, which I thickened into gravy, has a sweetness from the brown sugar, as well as savory and slightly tart notes from the other ingredients, which include vinegar and mustard. I used almost a whole sweet onion, which was probably the equivalent of a medium onion. But next time I make this, I’m doubling up on the sweet onion, because it was so delicious eaten with the meat and the gravy.
Try this recipe soon. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. I’ll type it below because it’s short, but you can click here to print it from the recipe database.
Savory Sweet Pot Roast
Serves 4 to 6
3 to 4 lb. chuck roast
One onion (I used a sweet one)
One can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup vinegar (I used apple cider)
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. mustard (since it didn’t say dry mustard, I assumed it meant the condiment)
2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
1. Brown meat on both sides; add sliced onion to top and sides.
2. Blend together remaining ingredients and pour over meat and onion.
3. Cover and simmer slowly for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until tender.
Note: I browned the roast in a skillet, then transferred it to the slow cooker and placed sliced onions on top of and around the meat. Then, I blended the remaining ingredients in a big measuring cup and poured the sauce all over and around the meat and onions. I used my large, oval Crock Pot, and it took about 7 hours on low. You may want to try 4 to 5 hours on high if you’re in a hurry, and if you have a smaller Crock Pot it may take the full 8 hours on low.