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Pot Roast with Leftovers in Mind

on October 28, 2013

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This is a great meal to make on a lazy Sunday.  You just throw it in the crockpot in the morning and smell it getting yummier and yummier throughout the day.  Plus, it makes for a really easy dinner on Monday.  Who wouldn’t want Lucky Leftover French Onion Soup on a chilly Monday night after the first day of a new work week?

I look forward to the Fall for lots of reasons.  This is one of them.

I look forward to the Fall for lots of reasons. This is one of them.

Layer the roast, onion soup packet, carrots, potatoes, onions, beef broth, and water.

Layer the roast, onion soup packet, carrots, potatoes, onions, beef broth, and water in a large crock pot.

Cook on low for 8 hours and it looks like this!  How pretty?!

Cook on low for 8 hours and it looks like this!
Pretty, huh?!

Save some for lucky leftovers!

Save some onions and broth for lucky leftovers!

You'll still have enough to feed 8!

You’ll still have enough to feed 8!

We had ours with fruit and crusty sourdough bread and butter.

We had ours with fruit and crusty sourdough bread.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Put the roast in a large crock pot and empty the soup packet over top.
  2. Peel, chop, and add the carrots and potatoes to the crock pot.
  3. Peel the onion and slice it into half rings and add it on top.
  4. Pour in the beef stock and water.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  6. Ladle out the majority of the onions and about 2/3 of the broth.  Save it for Lucky Leftover French Onion Soup!
  7. Serve the roast and veggies with crusty bread and butter.

Here are some ideas to get your “kid cook” involved with this recipe:

  • Have him empty the soup packet into the crock pot.
  • He can also add the veggies and liquid to the crock pot.
  • Ask him if there are more carrots or potatoes.  Ask him if there is more or less water than beef stock.  Talk to him about different amounts of other items in the kitchen.
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