We like roast in our family, but roast can be time consuming and expensive to cook. For this reason the crockpot works great. The crockpot does all the work and makes the meat very tender. This lets you use cheaper cuts of meat.
When I do cook roast I like to serve it with vegetables and potatoes. But I don’t like how vegetables turn out when you cook them all day in the crockpot. When they cook in liquid all day it makes them very mushy and I don’t like mushy vegetables. Yes, you can add the vegetables part way through the cooking time, but you have to be home to do that.
I have found a way though to cook both the roast and the vegetable in the crockpot all day and still get the results I want.
Here is what I do:
I take a sheet of foil and place the peeled and cut up vegetables on it. Season with salt and pepper.
I then wrap it up into a package.
Then I place the meat in the crockpot and season it. Just season it however you like it. I don’t add liquid. I have found that you get enough liquid just from the meat, but if you want to add a little liquid go ahead.
Then place the foil vegetable packet on top of the roast.
Place lid on crockpot and cook on low for about 8 hours. And then carefully remove the foil packet from the crockpot. Open packet carefully and serve with roast.
For more slow cooking ideas see Slow Cooking Thursday.