Nanny’s Pot Roast

Cooking Method
Courses ,
Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time: 8 hour Total Time: 8 hrs
Servings 4
Estimated Cost 15
Best Season Winter

The scandalous secret of my grandmother, Nanny, is one that she guarded and denied until the very end. When my mother began asking for recipes for this very website, my grandmother would ignore the request for this recipe and even say she sent the recipe. When pushed grandmother would change ingredients or change quantities of ingredients and never actually acknowledged that this was her method. I have coined this behavior as "southern women games" where southern women would protect their pride and cooking prowess by altering or changing the recipe. Unfortunately, southern women games are not unique to my family. Instead my mother just watched Nanny make the pot roast. Here is the easiest best tasting pot roast that is exactly my grandmother's recipe, and it warms my soul every time I make it.

    Pot roast
  • 2 pounds Beef
  • 1 ounce Onion soup mix (1 pounch, lipton pouches are 1 oz by weight per package.)
  • 16 ounces Beef stock (Bone broth, beef stock ect. 16 OZ by volume is one cardboard container)
  • 16 ounces Water (This is bring down the flavor of the beef stock as well as make the recipe cheaper)
  1. Put it in the crockpot in the morning

    Before work throw everything into the crockpot.

    1. Beef first
    2. Beef stock and Water in equal ratios to cover the top of the beef
    3. Onion soup mix
  2. 30 Minutes before dinner

    Sift in 1/4 cup flour while stirring the juices, and let sit. Don't worry too much about flour lumps the small ones will dissolve as it thickens up.

    1. My wife's grandmother, a yankee, also made her pot roast this way, but removed some juice in a large measuring cup and added the flour with a whisk. then returned the whisked gravy back to the crockpot to finish out the 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size .5 pound

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 328kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g20%
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 1273.98mg54%
Potassium 260mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g2%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 48g96%

Iron 10 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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