My Favorite 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.