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The Simplest Pot Roast

The Simplest Pot Roast

1 (3-5 lb) Beef roast.  Works well for lean roasts                                     

2 Tbsp coarse salt                                                                             

1 Tbsp fresh ground black pepper                                                                                                                              2 Tbsp lard or butter                                                                          

1 cup Beef Broth                                                                                                                                                                                  1 large yellow or white onion, sliced into rings

The secret to this recipe is a good sear, followed by time in the slow cooker with very little liquid, resulting in concentrated beef flavour and intense sauce.

Wipe the roast well with paper towels and rub the salt and pepper into all sides of the meat. Heat skillet over medium-high heat, add the fat and swirl to coat. Sear the meat 3-4 minutes per side. Put in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add broth to the pan and simmer about 5 minutes, scrapping up any browned bits and incorporating them into the juices. When the broth has reduced by 1/3 add it to the slow cooker. Layer onion on top of the meat, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, until tender. Serve the meat with the juice spooned over the top.

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