This is my crock pot version of a pot roast that Mama used to make in an electric skillet. It just falls apart and is full of flavor. Nothing fancy here, just a few ingredients and you have a delicious meal. I usually add carrots along with the potatoes, but I am slap out of carrots today, with or without, it is just as good.
Pot roast was always saved for Sunday dinner, Mama would get up early on Sunday morning and fix the roast, potatoes and a big pot of green beans. Once done, she would place it in the oven to keep warm while we went to church. As soon as we got home, Mama had us run up to get out of our church clothes while she got dinner on the table. That big meal always had Daddy napping on the sofa afterwards and after eating mine today I sure could use a nap myself but a little 4 year old just doesn’t understand that Grandma needs a nap. Mama would wrap up the leftovers to heat up the next night, we always popped in over at Nannie Polly’s after church and her leftover supper in the oven would be our supper on those Sunday nights. Just like Mama, you would find her leftover pot roast in the oven along with whatever sides she fixed to go with it. Nannie cooked hers in her electric skillet too and it also fell apart like this one. While I enjoy using my electric skillet for many things, the crock pot lets me go on about my business whereas I would have to worry about watching that electric skillet as they did.
Melt in Your Mouth Pot Roast
1 1/2 – 2 lb. pot roast
my house seasoning (equal parts garlic powder, onion powder and pepper…combine and store in an airtight container)
3/4 C. water
.87 oz pkt. brown gravy mix
1 pkt. dry onion soup mix
Spray your crock pot with a little cooking spray. Season the roast all over with some of the house seasoning and place in the crock pot. Arrange the potatoes around the roast. Whisk together the water, brown gravy mix and soup mix. Pour over the roast and potatoes. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.