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How to Arrange a Pot Roast in a Crock-Pot

How to Arrange a Pot Roast in a Crock-Pot
Arranging a pot roast requires little time. Photo Credit: smileitsmccheeze/iStock/Getty Images

A pot roast is a meat, typically beef, and vegetable dish prepared in one pot. A Crock-Pot makes cooking a pot roast simple as you can arrange the meat and vegetables and leave it to cook. The way you arrange a pot roast in a Crock-Pot will affect how evenly everything cooks and how the flavors meld. It should take you no more than five minutes to arrange a pot roast in a Crock-Pot.

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Step 1

Coat the Crock-Pot in a thin layer of cooking spray to keep the meat and vegetables from sticking. Alternatively, you can line the bottom of the Crock-Pot with bacon to add flavor and prevent sticking.

Step 2

Layer the root vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots and turnips, into the Crock-Pot first. To help the root vegetables cook evenly and to save space in the Crock-Pot, you might want to cut them up into bite-sized pieces. Sprinkle seasonings such as sea salt, ground black pepper or thyme over the root vegetables.

Step 3

Place the meat atop the root vegetables in the center of the Crock-Pot. Shake it back and forth lightly to nestle it into the top layer of root vegetables. Sprinkle the meat with seasonings.

Step 4

Add any remaining ingredients such as onions, mushrooms or garlic atop the meat and add one last layer of seasonings.

Step 5

Pour the liquid, such as broth, gravy, sauce or water, into the Crock-Pot. Ideally, there should be at least 4 inches of liquid to prevent the pot roast from drying out. Cover the Crock-Pot and cook the pot roast.

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