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Mar 7, 2009

Saturday Stirrings ~ My Favorite Roast

My Favorite Roast

Chuck roast
McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning
Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce
canola oil for searing roast
sliced onion (as much as you like)

Trim fat from roast if desired.
Season liberally with steak seasoning.
Heat an iron skillet with enough canola oil to cover the bottom of skillet.
Sear all sides of roast. This gives the roast a bit of a crust and great color.
Put roast in crockpot then, with the back of a spoon or small ladle,  rub adobo sauce over roast. (I use the La Costena or San Marcos brand. It comes in a small can. Use what you need and refrigerate the remainder until you need chipotle peppers again.)
Put 2 -3 chipotle peppers on top of roast.
Top roast with sliced onion.
Add enough water to just cover the roast.
Set crockpot on high and cook roast for 5 hours.
optional ~ add peeled, quartered potatoes and chunked carrots (the carrots are especially delicious with their natural sweetness and the spiciness of the seasonins.

I have experimented with different ways to season a roast in the crockpot. This simple recipe is one I came up with when I was out of my regular line up of ingredients for a crockpot roast. But it is my FAVORITE now and I wouldn't fix a roast any other way.
The chipotle peppers add a bit of spice but also a great smoky flavor. My kids love it, too!
Searing the roast gives it great color and the outer texture is fabulous. It doesn't take much more time and is well worth the bit of extra effort.

Happy Eating,


  1. Sold! I love using the crockpot and will make this as soon as I buy the peppers. Thanks!

  2. I cant wait to try this recipe! It sounds delish! I only hope I can find the chipotle peppers here up north!

  3. Hey Mel....I love to do crockpot roast too! I'll have to try your seasonings sometime!:)
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Ok this sounds great...i love cooking in my crockpot, how spicy is this?? like just a bit of kick or burn my tongue? My kids love spicy me not so much

  5. I am new here! What a great blog! Hope you are having a great weekend! ♥ Hugs!

  6. We love pot roast. I use Lipton's beefy onion soup mix and it's yummy.

    Having a 5 yr old, I don't make stuff too spicy. So no peppers for us!

  7. I have a roast on this week's menu!! Yaay for chipotle peppers!

  8. A crockpot dinner sounds good as I catch up from this weekend. I like the peppers for a new taste. Maybe I can get to the stores in time today. You are my new recipe blog Bella Mella! B

  9. I'm always game for a new crock pot recipe and this looks yummy! Will put it on my next menu!
    Love your blog! It's my first visit, I popped over from Joy's. I loved what you wrote yesterday...about sister's joining in and praying for her.
    Sweet words and you have a sweet blog!
    Lori - Mesa, AZ