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Old 09-16-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Help with Pot Roast- dinner is in 3 hours!

I made a pot roast for a family dinner tonight and it isn't coming out right - this is my first time and a friend gave me the recipe.
Onions, carrots, celery, roast, a few dashes of Worcestershire (totally spelled wrong) sauce, and a little beef broth.
The roast has been in the crock pot for about 6 hours and it still isn't tender - it is completely tough and the carrots don't taste so good. There is no flavor in it. Can I rescue this or is it too late? Please help, dinner is in 3 hours!

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Old 09-16-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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Is it on low or high? What cut of beef? You could cut it into chunks, turn up the heat, add a couple bay leaves and some salt and pepper, maybe some Rotel or tomato paste, perhaps a beef boullion cube or some dry onion soup mix.
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Turn up the heat and add some salt and pepper.
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It is on low, I just added some salt and a drop of pepper. Hopefully this will help. Should I put it on high for the last 2 hours?
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:03 PM   #5
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It is on low, I just added some salt and a drop of pepper. Hopefully this will help. Should I put it on high for the last 2 hours?
Yes. High.
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Ok- thanks. I just changed it. I was looking to see if I had any onion soup mix to add some seasoning but I don't have any. The carrots just taste so bland to me.
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If you didn't brown your meat first do it next time. That's where all the flavor comes from.

If possible get it out of the crockpot and into something with a tight lid that can go into the oven. Cook it on 300.
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Add a little soy sauce if you have some.
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Ok- thanks. I just changed it. I was looking to see if I had any onion soup mix to add some seasoning but I don't have any. The carrots just taste so bland to me.
Sometimes we get carrots that have little or no flavor. Not your fault.
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It is on low, I just added some salt and a drop of pepper. Hopefully this will help. Should I put it on high for the last 2 hours?
I'd add some sautedd garlkc and a touch of butter when it's about done. I'd cut the meat into good sized pieces and put that crock pot on high for the last 2 hrs. A little wine might also help a touch more pepper and some fresh parsley in there along with some tomato paste or even frsh diced. Good luck and I hope your meal is great.
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