Rebecca (the mom of the kids I nanny) makes the most amazing smelling slow cooker pot roast. I know because every time she makes it, I get to smell it all day, haha! When I saw that Kroger had pot roast on sale last week I decided it was time to ask her for her recipe! And it tastes just as great as it smells! She says she originally got this recipe from the back of an A1 steak sauce bottle.
When I was a kid, pot roast always came with carrots, onions, and potatoes. Aldi had a great sale on butternut squash and sweet potatoes that week, though, so I decided to chop those up and put them in there. I’ve never cooked butternut squash in a slow cooker so I was a little afraid that it would just turn to mush, but it actually was really great!
After 8 hours pull it all out and serve on a platter! It’s so funny that most of this meal ended up orange. It’s just what happened to be on sale. And it was delicious! Sweet potatoes were particularly amazing with this recipe. I had no idea how good they would be. I definitely plan to use them instead of regular potatoes when I make pot roast from now on! 🙂
And of course this recipe can be adapted with whatever vegetables you prefer. I used what was on sale that particular week, but I’m pretty sure that when I make it again it will still include at least onions, carrots, and sweet potatoes. So delicious! 🙂