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Hearty Pot Roast

farmer fannie
Total Time 6 hrs


  • slow cooker
  • pan
  • or only a cast iron pan (to braise and cook)


  • 3 lb Chuck Roast or Butt Roast
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 4 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 can french onion soup
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 4 large carrots cut medium length diagnoally
  • 4 small potatoes
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp sage
  • 2 large pinches red pepper
  • 1 tsp salt and pepper


  • In a warm skillet (or cast iron pot), heat oil. Braise sides of roast. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Sides will be done when you see seared marks.
  • Place roast with fat side up inside crockpot (or continue to cook in cast iron pot). Add bouillon cubes, french onion soup, tomato paste, carrots, potatoes, and 4 cups of broth.
  • Stir in onion powder, sage, and red pepper. Add salt and pepper. Cook for at least 6 hours. If cooking in a cast iron pot, place lid on, bake for 275 degrees for 2 hours. Add a crusty piece of bread :)