I don’t know about you, but I would love to meet Paula Deen someday! She is one of my all-time favorite tv personalities and she just has that southern hospitality charm. I came across her recipe for a pot roast on Pinterest and decided to give it a shot since I am still working on cleaning out all the contents of my freezer. If you didn’t read it before, you can check out my grocery challenge here. When I took my first bite I was shocked and pleased at just how good it was. It was one of those meals that was just a cut above the rest. I made a few small changes to the original recipe, the biggest being that I used a pork butt instead of a boneless chuck roast since that’s what I had on hand. This is one of those easy no-brainer recipes that anybody can throw together.
Crock Pot Pot Roast
- 4 lb boston pork butt roast
- Weber roasted garlic and herb seasoning, to taste
- 2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, sliced or diced
- 1-2 jalapenos, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1/2 stalk celery, chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 packet Swanson beef flavor boost, or 1 tbsp beef bouillon granules
- 3/4 cup water
Rub the seasoning into the pork butt. I like a lot of flavor so I used quite a bit, but it’s up to you on how much you like to use. In a large skillet heat the oil and then sear the roast on all sides, which is what helps lock in the juices on your roast and make it moist. Put the roast into your crock pot to rest. Don’t turn the crock pot on yet.
Add the onions, garlic and jalapeno to the skillet and saute for a couple minutes to absorb any leftover over roast juices. Add them to the crock pot with roast.
Combine the cream of mushroom soup, red wine, Worcestershire, beef bouillon and water in a bowl and stir to combine. Pour over the roast and then put the chopped celery on top of it all. Turn the crock pot on low for 8 hours. Your house is going to smell absolutely divine all day long! You could easily add some potatoes, green beans or any other vegetables you like to make it a complete meal. Enjoy!
Makes 8 servings