Most of my favorite recipes are very basic with only a few simple ingredients, this homemade beef pot roast being one of them. Splitting my time between work, household chores, and me time doesn’t give a girl very much dinner prep time on weeknights. But I still crave comforting, good food.
Luckily I work from home so if the recipe is simple enough, I can still manage to cook a pretty good meal. This beef pot roast is work week achievable because it has only a few prep steps.
Most of the work involves the oven doing it’s job. I just need to run to the kitchen a few times throughout the afternoon as it cooks.
My must have ingredient for this recipe is a McCormicks’ Slow Cooker Savory Pot Roast Seasoning packet. I know it says “slow cooker” but it works very well in the oven also.
It gives the pot roast so much flavor and you end up with a nice thick gravy consistency. I don’t recommend adding any other salt, pepper, onion or garlic to this. If you do, it will be overpowering.
Trust me, the packet does the job very, very well. I usually chop up celery chunks in this recipe too but I didn’t have any on hand this time around.