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Old 12-03-2004, 02:40 PM   #1
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Pot Roast

I am having friends for a casual meal on Monday night. I have been having them over for the past few years for a pre holiday get together We all travel to family for Christmas, so this gives us a chance for our gift exchange and to wish each other well.

I am thinking of making a crock pot pot roast. If I can't get a chuck roast, would you recommend top round or bottom round as a substitute?
Along with the usual potatoes, onions, and carrots, I'll do a side of green beans with almonds . Mundane, I know, but it frees me up for the evening and they all love comfort food.

Thanks in advance for suggestions.


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Old 12-03-2004, 02:42 PM   #2
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It really doesn't matter what you get if you are doing it in the crock pot. It will all be yummy.

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Old 12-05-2004, 01:26 AM   #3
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The top round is definitely more tender than is the bottom round. You could also use a blade roast, Egnlish cut, London Broil, or something from the sirloin area. Brisket is also a good choice for a slow cooker.

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Old 12-05-2004, 02:11 AM   #4
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I tell ya. My experience with any kind of round has not been good. Stick with chuck or cross rib roasts. Chuck is still the best, though. Most flavorful.
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Old 12-05-2004, 04:54 AM   #5
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Thanks, guys. My hubby is really looking forward to this meal, so I don't want to disappoint him with tough meat.
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