Monday, February 16, 2009

Make Something Monday ... Sweet and Sour Roast

Make Something Monday

Yummy new pot roast in the crock pot to try! Friday's is movie night here and my girlfriend Tarra and her daughter usually come over (yup I'm calling her out since she was a no show ... lol). So since I didn't know we would have less people I made a big meal in the crock pot in the am .. ha-ha just playing left over are cool around here. Especially one that was this yummy. I found an amazing recipe that when I got home from work yesterday made the house smell so good and then we ate it, oh yeah it was to die for! Check it out Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Roast.

So of course I start this on my very bad Friday the 13th morning, running VERY late, so I had to do some shortcuts and not do it exactly like how the recipe called for it! First off you're suppose to peel and cut the potatoes, yup not happening. They are really small so I knew we would be fine when I came home 10 hours later! The recipe also calls for browning the meat and saute the onion, again something that so wasn't happening! I'm very happy to say it turned out wonderful and no one seemed to complain, hey Mr. picky kid actually had seconds. As many of you know pleasing that kid is almost impossible!

Easy ingredients, I actually had all this on hand.
Throw the meat and potatoes in the crockpot.
Darn forgot the liner and I'm running late so we're going with it.
Slice up the onions and throw them in.
The whole time hold Caden back that just knew he wanted to bite one!
A can of Diced Tomatoes
1/3 cup of brown sugar (thank you Xmas Cookies, I had this)
2 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbs of Apple cider Vinegar (the only kind I have)
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
A quick stir and put the lid on!
Put on low! And run to work!
I've been asking for the digital one for years, maybe before I die.
I could always accidentally drop this one! LOL
Come home 10 hours later!
OMG the amazing smell when I opened the door!
Isn't that pretty!
I asked Rick to put the left over in the fridge.
I woke up to find the pot washed! Yeah guess that was my Valentine Present .. LOL

4 potatoes, quartered
1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 lbs)
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Place potatoes in crock pot.
2. Cut roast into 6 serving pieces.
3. Brown roast in hot oil in a skillet.
4. Put roast on top of potatoes.
5. Add onions to skillet; saute 1 minute.
6. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
7. Pour over roast in crock pot.
8. Cook on low for 7-8 hours, until meat is tender.


  1. OK...I have to make this one. I love doing roasts in the crock pot and sweet & sour is something I haven't tried. And I NEVER brown my meat first like many recipes say...just dump it all and crank the crock!

    I participated with a Mr. Linky on my Diana Rambles blog.

  2. Browning the meat and onions give it a rich flavor for gravy silly, but that is okay I also forget, yeah, this chef forgets things!

    I like the 'drop the crock pot to get a new one' is that because it will come on automatically? I have not used a crock pot in years, but a friend in Dallas calls me three times a year to ask me how to cook in hers, lol, I guess since she is single she eats out the rest of the time, who knows, lol

  3. Oh yum!!!!! That looks delicious!! I love crockpot meals b/c it spells E-A-S-Y to me!! I also never brown my meats or peel potatoes before cooking in my crockpot, because really doesn't that defeat the purpose of it being E-A-S-Y!

    How funny that your Cole has a little girlfriend named Bella!! I'm sure they get along way better than my Cole and Bella!

  4. This sounds so yummy! I am going to put one in the crock right now!

  5. This sounds absolutely delicious!! WE love roast around here.. i'll have to give it a try!

  6. I can't believe how yummy it turned out! I was very lucky to find it and it actually worked! I'm always on the hunt for a good recipe for the crock pot and with items I already have in the house ... LOL so hate going to store to buy items that you'll use only once and spent $30 for ... ha-ha.

  7. That looks great. Love the Crock-pot for convenience and how tender it makes the meat.

  8. That looks really good and yummy I'll have to try this :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  9. That looks really good and yummy I'll have to try this :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  10. Yeah I'm so excited that this one was such a hit! I hope you all try it and you know I'm a picture person so pictures are always appreciated! Have fun girls, and if you find any amazing crock pot recipes please send them to me!


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