3 – 4 lbs bottom round beef roast (I got my roast from Aldi and it was less than 3-lbs.)
1-2 Tbs. oil
fresh ground pepper
2-3 medium onions, quartered
1 lb carrot, peeled and cut into slices
2 lbs potatoes, scrubbed and cut into chunks (peel if you like)
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
To thicken pan juices:
1 Tbs. cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
Sear the meat on all sides in a hot dutch oven in a little oil. This is an optional step that give the roast a nice color and maybe just a little more flavor. It also dirties a pot so it is totally up to your preference.
Place beef roast in slow cooker.
Season with pepper.
Add onions, carrots, and potatoes.
In a measuring cup, stir together the Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce and minced garlic and pour on top.
Cook on high for 6 hours.
NOTE: the original recipe says to cook on low 8 hours (for a 3-4 lb. roast). I cooked my less than 3-lb roast for 6 hours on high and though it was perfectly tender, it was not so tender it fell apart when slicing. Another hour or so would be okay with me. I am wondering if the new slow cooker I have makes a difference in cooking time since it is a shallow, rectangular shape.
If desired, thicken the juices into a gravy by stirring together the cornstarch and cold water in a small cup and then stirring into the slow cooker. Cover and cook 15 minutes more.
I always like trying different pot roast recipes, especially for the crock pot. Mine is rectangular and cooks very quickly. I haven't ever cooked a bottom round roast. Will try. Thanks, because it looks delicious. And the idea of putting in a sweet potato is really "food for thought." Yum.
handmade by amalia says
Wow. This is proper food. Yum.
That looks really good, and I bet the Worchestershire sauce added a good depth of flavor! I'm curious about your slow cooker. Which one did you buy and do you like it? My large one is getting older and I'm thinking about buying a new one. I bought a smaller reoudn one about 6 years ago that I never loved (it would borer-line burn food) and then I ended up dropping something on the bowl and breakin git anyways! Ha. Keep warm!!
Crock pots are great for roasts and stew but I am unsure about the times–I think Ms. Cranberry morning is right that the new ones cook faster.
Cranberry Morning says
That looks delicious! I love a good roast in the crockpot. I've noticed that the newer slow cookers cook a lot faster than the older ones. My old one would take 10-12 hours for a roast. The new one takes 5-6. I do also like a bit of Worcestershire sauce in with it. I got that from Jean of Delightful Repast. She uses it in her beef stew, which is delicious! Have a wonderful Wednesday.