Friday, October 7, 2011

Pot Roast Sandwiches-Crockpot Style

The weather is getting colder.  It's time for me to pull out the crockpot.  I usually cook in the crockpot once or twice a week when the weather starts to turn cold.  I know it's a great alternative to heating up the house with the oven in the summer too.  But we tend to do a lot of outdoor grilling in the summer.  So it's slowcooker time around our house.

This is an easy way to cook a pot roast.  We love pot roast sandwiches or add barbecue sauce and make it a bbq beef sandwich.  But this meat is also great on salads or nachos or in burritos.  The leftovers don't last long around my house.  I always have the seasoning on hand and when the meat goes on sale I usually stock up.  That makes this an easy meal.  Just pull the meat out of the freezer one day and throw it in the crockpot the next morning.

Easy Pot Roast for Sandwiches
1 pot roast, my crockpot easily holds a 5-6 pound roast
McCormick's Montreal Seasoning

Oil the inside of your slowcooker.  Place pot roast inside of slowcooker.  Generously season the roast with Montreal Seasoning, usually a few Tablespoons.  The seasoning can get peppery.  If you're not a pepper fan, then go easy.  Cover and cook on high for one hour. Reduce heat to low and cook an additional 6-8 hours.  Try not to lift the lid during the cooking time.  
Here's how it looks before shredding.  See that yummy juice in the bottom? Don't pour it off. It will be absorbed into the meat after you shred it.  Now shred the meat using 2 forks

Serve warm on rolls or bread.
*water is not needed, really
*if you don't have the time to cook on high first, that's ok. Just cook on low for 8-10 hours
*For bbq beef, just add the sauce to the meat after shredding. Can heat on low for another 30 minutes. But not necessary


Meaghan Luby said...

this looks amazing! i can only imagine how great it would be with some baby onions and chopped carrots added into the mix! perhaps some gravy packets... just so interesting a concept!

thanks for sharing! love you/love your blog ;)

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