Pennsylvania Pot Roast
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
Gina, Its very important to put 1/2 cup of water in first and chop potatoes and carrots and put on bottom of crockpot. If you put them on top of meat they wont cook. I'd also add some onions and garlic if you like flavor.
I just finished this tonight, after making this for dinner for the first time for my husband and myself. Although the meat (I used a beef chuck roast, because that's what I had) came out very tender, this has absolutely no taste whatsoever. It also took my crock pot two hours to fully cook the potatoes and carrots until fork tender. I made this exactly as the recipe stated, and used 1/4 teaspoon of browning sauce (the recipe doesn't state HOW much to add. I will not be making this again. Very disappointing.
For the commentor who asked about browning sauce, a product such as "Kitchen Bouquet" is considered a browning sauce. If you're going to make this, be sure to use a butt or shoulder roast. A loin roast will be very dry. I haven't made this yet, but I'm going to give it four stars because it looks good.
Haven't made yet. Think beef over pork. BUT what is "browning sauce"
Is this recipe correct, its asking for a pork roast but the pic looks like its a beef roast
Only shoulder roast size I could find was 7-8 pounds so the butcher suggested I use the sliced version. As a result it made it a bit more labor intensive separating the pieces from the potatoes and carrots after it was cooked. Flavor was very good but I had to add seasoning to the gravy after it was prepared. Not sure I'll make it again unless I can find the right size shoulder roast.
Excellent recipe, thank you for sharing!
This recipe was excellent! My Mom used to make this in the winter and used beef. I made it with the pork, slow method and loved it. I browned the meat first, threw in a chopped fennel bulb before sitting the meat on top, it just melted into the sauce. I added small potatoes because they are available at this time. Definitely make this again and again.
This is a great crock pot recipe. The browning sauce (which I had never used before) gives the gravy a nice rich color. Next time I will quarter some onions instead of using the sliced green onions in the recipe.