We used to have the same Sunday dinner almost every week growing up: pot roast, potatoes, carrots, some sort of Jell-O salad, green salad and rolls. It was heavenly to come home from church to the delicious smell of beef and seasonings. As years went by, my mom simplified things and we started the tradition of having spaghetti, corn, salad, and french bread instead, but I've always liked that yummy smell of pot roast on Sundays.
I tried again this past Sabbath to make a mouth-watering, tender, moist, juicy, succulent pot roast for dinner in my crock pot and failed...miserably. I've used a variety of recipes with no success. I've tried different cuts of meat, an array of seasonings, varying temperatures and I still can't manage to get a delicious pot roast that doesn't require a gallon of water to wash it down, due to the dryness and toughness of the meat. Honestly, you should have SEEN this meat when I cut it! I thought it would blow away in the wind it was so dry! JB said it tasted just fine (champ), but I couldn't even coerce myself into eating more than one slice of it. The kids made valiant attempts, also, but in the end, I fed them cheese and bread for dinner.
Does anyone have a recipe for pot roast that works? The version with Cream of Mushroom is a bit too saucy for me. What cut of meat do you buy? How long and how do you cook it? Many thanks.
P.S. Thanks to Martha Stewart for loaning me her pot roast picture.