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Easiest Meal Ever with Roast, Potatoes and Carrots recipe for Busy Parents and college students
At times, it’s a struggle to keep everything between the ditches. When I know that I have a busy time coming up, this is a great meal to serve. It will also give a great sandwich for the lunch the next day. If you have access to french bread, make a po-boy dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise and roast beef. YUM! Using french bread on this sandwich makes an outstanding sanswich.
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Easiest Meal Ever with Roast, Potatoes and Carrots
5# Pork or Beef Roast
3 Pounds Red Potatoes Large Chop
3 Pounds Carrots, Large Slices
Optional: Golden Mushroom Soup
1-2 Pounds Green Beans
In crock pot, sprinkle cracked pepper and garlic salt on bottom of crock pot dish. Place roast into crock pot. Sprinkle cracked pepper and garlic salt on top of roast. Turn dial on low and cover with lid. Heat for 4-5 hours on low.
Meanwhile, go shopping. Run Errands. Get a mani-pedi. Reserve lunch with your girl-friends.
After fun-filled afternoon, add potatoes and carrots. Turn roast over and add veggies evenly around the roast. Gravy is worth the effort to make with this dish. However, if you are too busy to make gravy, add in one can of golden mushroom soup. Pour over veggies and cover. Cook until veggies are tender.
Turn to high at this point if you need to speed up or if your good on time, leave on low. You will know when roast is tender, it should break apart easily. Once tender, turn to low until ready to serve.
When plating the roast, watch for any fat that may need to be removed from the roast and tossed. Plate the veggies and serve.
Lagniappe- Add onions, garlic or green beans as another option along with corn and potatoes.
Reserve any meat juices to freeze for making gravy or adding as soup stock