Quick! Name a favorite comfort food from your childhood.
Today I am sharing my favorite comfort food, my mom's pot roast. Only I make mine in my crock pot. Which is wonderful because I can enjoy it on a hot summer day without heating up the house with the oven going all afternoon.
And it's great for busy days when you need to be out of the house most of the day. You get to come home to the delicious smells of dinner cooking and know dinner is almost ready with this great recipe for pot roast.
I always use a rump roast. When they go on sale at the grocery store, I try to buy a few and freeze for when we're in the mood for pot roast, which is quite often.
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Brown the pot roast on all sides before adding it to the crock pot.
Cook your pot roast until you can stick a knife into the center of the roast EASILY.
Remove the roast to a cutting board and cover with foil. Pour the broth from the crock pot through a fine sieve, you should have about 2 cups. We need this for our gravy. Now on to making the GRAVY. We will have a thick, delicious gravy, don't worry! I always make any gravy, this way. You will never have lumps!
Once completely melted, add 2 tablespoons of flour. Cook the flour in the butter for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
Now, add 2 cups of the beautiful broth your roast was cooking in, reserving any extra or adding water if you need to. You need 2 cups of broth to make the gravy.
Stirring constantly, cook until your gravy thickens.
Serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable and DINNER is ready!
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