Easy Crockpot Recipe Plenty of Thyme Pot Roast

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Last Updated on September 23, 2020 by Ellen Christian

I am always looking for an easy Crockpot recipe and if there is one small kitchen appliance that I really wouldn’t want to live without, it would be my Crockpot.   There are times that I just don’t have enough hours in my day to get all of the work done for my job and still take the time to have a hot, nutritious meal on the table for dinner.   Using my Crockpot allows me to start dinner first thing in the morning before I start work and then forget about it until it’s time to eat.   If you love your Crockpot too, you’ll want to read on.

Easy Crockpot Recipe

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Pot Roast Easy Crockpot Recipe

Easy Crockpot Recipe

This is one of my favorite slow cooker recipes.  The meat comes out so tender and the gravy is amazing.

Plenty of Thyme Pot Roast

8 minCook Time

8 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 Beef Eye of Round Roast
  • 5 Russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 packet of Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes, Savory Pot Roast
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions

  1. Put 4 sprigs of thyme in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Add the FROZEN Beef Eye of Round Roast.
  3. Slice five Russet potatoes and put around the outside of the roast.
  4. Mix the Crock-Pot Seasoning Mixes, Savory Pot Roast mix with one cup of water and pour over the top of the roast.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours.
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  1. i really dont have a receipe for my roast and potatoes and carrrots i ust brown my roast and then put it in for about 4 hours on high then i add my carrots and potatoes and let cook about 1 hours on low.
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  2. My favorite is a rice pudding recipe from http://kidscooking.about.com/od/desserts/r/rice-pudding.htm . 3 hours later = deliciousness.
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  3. I have never had/used a crock pot before but I would definitely make a vegetarian chili.. 1 package 12 oz vegetarian "beef" crumbles 2 12 oz goya black beans 1 12 oz goya kidney beans 1/3 cup chili powder 2 cloves garlic minced 2 bay leaves pepper, cumin, and more chili powder can be added 2 cans whole crushed tomatoes, 28 0z- put in blender 1/2 onion chopped 1 green or red bell pepper chopped saute the onions and peppers until soft/transluscent. add the rest of the ingredients to the pot and stir. simmer on low for approximately 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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  4. corned beef and cabbage Ingredients 4 pounds lean raw corned beef brisket 3 tablespoons pickling spice (often included with brisket) 1 medium rutabaga, halved and cut into wedges 1 pound large carrots, cut into 4-inch pieces 1 1/4 pounds large fingerling potatoes 1 leek, white and light-green parts only, cut into 3-inch pieces 1/2 head Savoy cabbage, cut into wedges 1/3 cup horseradish, drained 1/3 cup creme fraeche or sour cream Directions Place the corned beef in a large slow cooker and scatter the pickling spices on top. Layer the rutabaga, carrots, potatoes and leek in the cooker (in this order for even cooking). Add enough hot water (4 to 5 cups) to cover the meat by at least 1 inch, put the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high, 7 to 8 hours. Remove the meat and vegetables from the slow cooker and keep warm. Put the cabbage in a microwave-safe dish with 2 cups cooking liquid from the slow cooker, cover and microwave until tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, boil another cup of cooking liquid in a small skillet until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Mix with the horseradish and creme fraeche in a small bowl. Slice the corned beef and serve with the slow-cooked vegetables, cabbage and sauce; reserve about a quarter each of the meat and vegetables and 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid for Corned Beef Hash. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/slow-cooker-corned-beef-and-cabbage-recipe/index.html
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  5. My favorite recipe is BBQ pulled pork. bake with coca cola shred with a fork - remove any fat add some sugar and sweet baby rays BBQ sauce enjoy!
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  6. Pulled BBQ pork sliders. Pork Butt, rubbed with a dry bbq rib rub, in crock pot with water all day on low. Drain and shred with a fork. Add barbecue sauce and stir. Serve on small slider buns.
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  7. I cook beef roast with 2 cups of water, a gravy packet, a seasoning packet, carrots, potatoes. One dish that never goes to waste in my house.
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  8. I like this recipe - Perfect Pulled Pork Ingredients: 1 (5 pound) boneless pork butt (shoulder) 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons black pepper 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup water Soft sandwich buns Directions: 1. Combine all the seasonings in a small bowl and rub evenly over roast. Place meat in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add water. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 4-5 hours or until pork is very tender. 2. Remove pork to a large cutting board or platter and let rest for 10-15 minutes. Pull, slice or chop to serve. Serve in buns with barbecue sauce.
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  9. Our favorite is a Chili Cheese dip....put a pound of cooked hamburger, a can of Hormel Chili no beans, and velveta cheese cut up in chunks in a crock pot and let cook on low for an hour or so...... I use the large velveta cheese and use about 3/4 of block. We use tortilla chips to dip in it
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  10. Roast, cover with Lipton Onion Soup, Add a can of cream of Mushroom Soup, then 1/2 can of milk. If your roast is big or if you want more gravy double the Lipton Soup and Cream of Mushroom Soup (I always do) Turn on low and cook cook all day. 
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  11. Apple-Coconut Crisp 4 large Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled & coarsely chopped (about 4 cups) 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1 tablespoon flour 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butterscotch or caramel ice cream topping (fat-free is fine) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/3 cup flour 1/2 cup quick rolled oats 2 tablespoons butter DIRECTIONS In a 1 1/2-quart baking dish that fits in the slow cooker/Crock Pot, combine apples with coconut, 1 tablespoon flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, and cinnamon. Drizzle with the ice cream topping. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl with a fork or pastry cutter and sprinkle over apple mixture.Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, until apples are tender. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.
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  12. well Corned beef and cabbage is my fav. But I have a sunny story about a crockpot.  I was at one time living in a not so nice area.  one day my home was broken into.  Literaly, they kicked in my bathroom wall to get in.  My fault really, I shouldn't have locked the door.  Anyway they took everything, (Not that I had much) Everything, except my crock pot.  Spent the summer eating nothing but cock pot meals.  I did enjoy the view of the abandond lot behind my bathroom as I showered in the morning and the birds did sing sweet in the shower curtains. 
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  13. My favorite would have to be salsa chicken. All you have to do is add 2 lbs of boneless chicken and a jar of salsa to the crockpot and cook for 2 hours on high or 4 on low. Voila super moist, shreddable chicken with a great flavor.
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  14. I like to put a ham in crockpot , pour a bottle of ginger ale over it or Dr, Pepper, let is slow cook. put on plate. Decorate with pineapple slices and other fruits. Delish and soooo easy.
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  15. My kids love when I make salsa chicken.  Take as much boneless chicken breast as you want, and pour enough salsa over it to cover it.  Let it cook until the chicken can break apart with a fork.  We serve it over white rice.  It's delicious!
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  16. boneless, skinless, chicken breast with 1 can Rotel, 8oz cream cheese, 1 pack taco seasoning. Cook on high for 4 -5 hours, stirring frequently to break up and shred chicken. Serve over nacho chips or Mexican rice.
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  17. BBQ Pulled Pork...cook pork overnight on low.  Drain.  In saucepot on stove, make homemade BBQ Sauce.  2 c. ketchup, diced onion, 1 tsp. garlic powder, and 1 c. packed brown sugar.  Simmer and add to pulled pork..yum! tarter95 at hotmail dot com
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  18. Pulled Pork Barbecue Pork Roast (approximately 5 pounds) 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/2 cups cider vinegar (that is one and a half cups, not eleven cups ~giggle~) 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon hot sauce 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Instructions 1.Put roast in slow cooker and sprinkle salt and pepper over. Pour cider vinegar over. Cover with lid and cook on low for twelve hours (I cook it overnight). Remove pork roast and shred with forks (this will be very easy). Drain juices from slow cooker, reserving two cups of liquid. Return pork to slow cooker. To the reserved liquid add: Brown sugar, hot sauce, and crushed pepper flakes. Stir well. Pour over shredded pork and place lid back on. Place on low or warm setting until ready to serve. Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated, reheating in the microwave. 2.I estimate this to make enough for about eight sandwiches, give or take. 3.*This sauce is not spicy. If you prefer a spicier sauce double the hot sauce and crushed red pepper flakes. Add more to taste.
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  19. Chili 2-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into cubes 2 cans stewed tomatoes, 2 cans tomato sauce 1 can kidney beans carrots chopped onion chili powder salt Brown beef & transfer to slow cooker add your remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is done.
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  20. Mine would have to be pot roast with 2 envelopes of Lipton Beefy onion.  I throw in onions, carrots, potatoes and fresh vegetables like green beans.  It turns out amazing!
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  21. i like to do a roast with a cup of coffee, some worcestershire sauce, a packet of onion soup mix, throw in some carrots and potatoes and let it cook all day!
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  22. small strips of round steak lightly floured and tossed, can green beans, can tomatoes, sliced onion, sliced green pepper, jar mushrooms and tablespoon of soy sauce - cooked and served over rice.
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  23. One favorite that is super easy is to place chicken (either a whole one or cut pieces) and top with a small jar of salsa.  So good served over rice or in tortillas.
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