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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Slow-Cooker Chuck Roast and Mushroom Gravy
This is probably my personal favorite way of having "Pot Roast" for dinner. The steak seasoning really makes for a delicious roast and an incredibly flavorful gravy. And just think, all you have to do is pan sear your roast, toss all three ingredients into your slow-cooker and push a button. Dinner is done.
1-2 T. of extra virgin olive oil
3lb. beef chuck roast
McCormick's Grill Mates Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
-Generously season all sides of the roast. Heat up 1-2 T. of e.v.o. in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Once you can smell the olive oil, toss in your seasoned chuck roast and sear each side for about 3-5 minutes (you want to cook one side at a time, creating a nice dark crusting before flipping it to do the next side- this will add loads of flavor, enhance the cooking of the meat and give it a great plate appearance when served). Once you have seared all of it's sides, place the chuck roast inside your slow-cooker. Pour the can of cream of mushroom soup on top, sprinkle a little more of the steak seasoning over it and cover to cook Slow and Low for 8-10 hours (this is one that really needs to be done slow and low or else it will be tough). Serve with mashed potatoes and veggies. Serves 4-6. Enjoy!