Pot Roast Pointers?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Pot Roast Pointers?
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Sat, 10-09-2010 - 2:29pm

Hi ...


Now that it's a bit like fall I'm getting my crock pot out more. I like to make roasts in the crock pot but feel like I'm kind of stuck in a rut with my usual roast. I like it and it's tasty but I'm thinking maybe it could be *more* tasty. Outside of the onion soup packet recipe, what are some things you do w/ your roasts. Are there certain dos or don'ts when 'I'm doing it in the crock pot vs. the oven? And what type of meat should I be using for best results? I've done both beef and pork roasts in the crock pot and both are good but we tend to prefer beef. Thanks for any ideas you might have!

Missy :)
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Registered: 02-27-1999
Sat, 10-09-2010 - 3:08pm

Hi Missy!

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Registered: 05-25-1999
Sat, 10-09-2010 - 6:28pm

I have put a lot of time into cooling meat cooking liquid to get rid of the fat....lol...

I have tried the odd pitcher with the spout at the bottom but it never works very well. If I could just get into the mode of cooking for the next day I would have it made wouldn't I? My problem is I think of soup for supper and it can get kind of lat before I get the broth cooled enough to finish....

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Sat, 10-09-2010 - 9:19pm

well, here is the professional tip.

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Fri, 10-15-2010 - 6:10am

Thanks K_roni, these are great tips. I haven't tried putting bell pepper in before and it sounds yummy. Will give it a go this weekend!!

Missy :)
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Registered: 02-27-1999
Fri, 10-15-2010 - 11:05pm

You inspired me; I put

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Registered: 05-25-1999
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 12:31pm
I watched Ina Garten on the Food Network make homemade chicken stock...It was really good but it was really hard for me to toss the chicken out like she did...I ground it and made sandwiches. I know the good stuff was out of it but it wasn't bad either...but that stock went fast, DH loved it and it really does something to home made soup. I still think though that having some old hens to make stock with would be Heaven.......lol
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Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 10-20-2010 - 9:20pm

Ina Garten is rich.

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