I am very much ready for winter to be over, but it's not happening any time soon. In the meantime I've decided to take advantage of the cold weather by making comfort foods in my crock pot while I still have the chance. Like pot roast (or 'roast beast' as my husband calls it.)
Pot roast is the ultimate lazy food. A few minutes of preparation in the morning and my husband comes home from work thinking I'm a gourmet cook. All it takes is a tasty seasoning mix....
Pot Roast Seasoning Mix
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon parsley
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
You will notice thyme in the photo but I chose to omit it from the final recipe because it was too overpowering.
What else you'll need
3-5 pounds of roast (I used sirloin.. mmmm)
Spoon mix onto the roast and rub it on all sides using your fingers.
Place roast in a regular sized round crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours. It looks kind of gross but it smells and tastes delicious!
I served mine with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. It was a perfect meal for a January night! Stay tuned to see what I'm going to do with the leftovers....