Slow Cooker Marvellous Mushroom Pot Roast
|4 lb (1.81 kg)||Top Grass Pot Roast (e.g. Cross Rib, Blade or Brisket)|
|Coarsely ground sea salt or kosher salt and pepper|
|2 tbsp (30 mL)||vegetable oil|
|3||cloves garlic, minced|
|1||cooking onion, cut into wedges lengthwise|
|¼ cup (50 mL)||red wine or beef broth|
|1||can, (284 mL) condensed mushroom soup, undiluted|
|½ cup (125 mL)||dried mushrooms (optional)|
|1 cup (250 mL)||quartered button mushrooms|
|1 cup (250 mL)||diced green beans (optional)|
- Pat roast dry; season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add roast; brown well on all sides, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove roast from pan.
- Add garlic and onion to pan. Reduce heat to medium; cook until lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes (NOTE: add splash of water to prevent scorching if needed). Stir in wine, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Stir in soup. Soak dried mushrooms (if using) in 1/2 cup (125 mL) hot water. Strain, reserving liquid; add soaked mushrooms and reserved liquid to pan.
- *Transfer roast and liquid from pan to slow cooker insert. Add fresh mushrooms; cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours until roast is fork-tender.
- Remove roast to cutting board; cover with foil and towel to keep warm. Add green beans (if using) to sauce; cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes or until veggies are tender. Season sauce to taste. Serve roast with the vegetables and sauce.
*Stove-top Method: After Step 2, add roast to pan; cover with tight fitting lid. Simmer on stove-top over low heat or in 325°F (160°F) for 1.5 hours, maintaining a constant simmer. Turn roast over; scatter with button mushrooms. Cook an additional 30 to 45 minutes until vegetables and meat are fork-tender. Remove roast and vegetables to platter; tent with foil. Season sauce to taste; finish by stirring in parsley.