Thursday, August 22, 2013

Rainy Day Temptation - Great Pot Roast!

It seems to rain everyday!
 Even Miss Elizabeth Cat is tired of staying inside watching the rain.  It seems like a day where South Carolina has a record breaking 68 degrees and 4" of rain would be a cookie day for sure.  But no, I'm on a diet and I will not be tempted by sweets. Maybe not sweets, but what about beef?  I've been eating so much chicken, turkey, and fish (sorry vegans) that I lost myself for an afternoon and went to the grocery to pick up a chuck roast. Here is the best pot roast recipe ever!  (No pictures because my family LOVED it and it was gone before I could get up from the table to get the camera!)


2 tablespoons onion flakes
4 pounds lean chuck roast
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
   Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup water

1.  Sprinkle onion flakes over bottom of large pot.
2.  Preheat pot and brown meat on all sides.
3.  Add all other ingredients and cover.
4.  Cook on low heat for about two and one-half hours or until meat is tender.
Serves 8
 (3 oz. serving = 282 calories, 20 g. fat,and 0 carbs)
---from SLIM FOREVER by Mary Sargent

I halved this recipe and cooked a 2 pound roast.  It was oh-so tender after one and a half hour.  The house smelled wonderful.  Even Miss Elizabeth perked up! 

(What cha cooking, Mama?)
Hope you are having a sunny day!


  1. Lottie, that is what I cooked yesterday and my men loved it. I used to use Lipton dry onion soup mix in mine but now am trying to cut out all those additives and chemicals. I always forget how nice it is to put on a roast and forget about it until supper. I'm getting more and more where I hate to do last minute cooking. (I stick carrots and potatoes in with mine as it cooks.)

  2. Sounds delightful!

    It is sunny and stinkn' hot
    here. We need some of your rain!!

    Enjoy your weekend.


  3. Yum nothing is better than a pot roast. I usually put carrots around them too!

    Thanks for your visit.