This crock pot roast recipe comes again from Rachel at The Sisters Dish. She posted this recipe along with the sweet carrots. I made this roast to have right along with those sweet carrots. It is really hard for me to find a roast to make in the crock pot that has a lot of flavor. Most of the time, I find a recipe that makes a tender roast in the crock pot but it usually lacks in taste. This one was delicious and full of flavor.
I actually used a smaller 3 pound roast and it worked fine.
I do think I will cut the cayenne pepper in half. It wasn’t overly strong. However, it left a little burn in your mouth after so I adjusted it in the recipe below. I still want the flavor, but I could do without the burn. I followed Rachel’s direction to make the gravy, which was a new way for me. I’ve heard of making a roux for gravy. However, I always make it the way my mom did with a slurry of water and flour. I ended up with about 4 cups of liquid after cooking the roast. So I doubled the amount of flour and butter. Again, I have adjust the recipe below for this. We like gravy so I wanted the full amount.
After this the gravy, for me, was a bit thinner than I like so I did end up making a little bit of slurry to thicken it a little more. I always add some browning sauce to my gravy, so I did add a little of that too. Then I gave the gravy a taste and it only need a little bit of salt and it was perfection. My entire family loved the way this turned out. I am definitely going to add these to my tried and true file. Thanks again Rachel!
This photo is the original photo from the post. Photo above was updated in April 2013.