The Crock

Growing up as a kid, we were a Crock Pot family. Not the generic slow cooker, but the original Rival brand Crock Pot.

The slow cooker was originally invented as a device for making long cooking baked beans. After a short time on the market, Rival purchased the company that made it and created the Crock Pot brand. Originally without a removable stoneware pot, that feature was added several years after introduction. Thankfully! I could not imagine the fun that would be scrubbing that pot without being able to immerse it in water.

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This is just about the easiest recipe you will find. Throw everything into the pot and eight hours later you have delicious roast beast!

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A few simple ingredients.

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I decided to go with the shredded roast beef on bread but you could just as easily slice and serve.

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Savory and fantastic.

Roast Beef and Gravy

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 8 hours | Makes: 8-10 Servings | Difficulty: Easy


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/3 cup sherry or beef broth
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix


Cut roast in half; place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over roast.

Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 8-10 servings.


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Categories: Beef, kosher, Low Carb, Main Dish 2, Recipes, Slow Cooker, Wine

Author:The Ranting Chef

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3 Comments on “The Crock”

  1. March 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    Pot Roast – One of the Original Comfort Foods!!!! Wow – you are really banging out the recipes!! I’m very excited about this one. When I was a kid this recipe ‘made the rounds’, but it was cooked in the oven. As a mother with a husband and kids to feed, I made that version a lot. However, the meat was sometimes a bit tough – and now it won’t be!!
    I have the old – original – Crock Pot. It’s probably more than 40 years old now but it’s still working fine. It does NOT have the removable ceramic thingy but now, thanks to slow cooker liners, it’s not to hard to clean Can’t wait to try this!!


  2. March 15, 2014 at 8:27 pm #

    Crock pots rank right up there with the wheel and sliced bread in my book 😉 I’m SO doing this one,


  3. March 15, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Vampire Diet and commented:
    Mmmmmm. Low carb comfort, that


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