I love pot roast, but sometimes I am not in the mood for all of the prep work before it is put on to cook. I am talking about browning the meat and vegetables. So I have come up with a simple way to get a tender, browned pot roast that is cooked in the crock pot.
Lightly oil your crock pot, then place in your roast. Surround the roast with vegetables cut into uniform sizes, for even cooking. Now sprinkle dry French onion soup mix over the top of the roast and vegetables. Pour in water to about half way up the roast. Steam from the cooking will keep the top of the roast moist.
I set my crock pot on high for six hours. If you are going to cook it longer I would suggest the low setting.
After the roast is done I mixed two to three heaping tablespoons with water, then stirred this into the juices in the pot. I let it cook covered, on low for another half an hour to thicken the juice into a gravy. The pot roast, vegetables and gravy were served over rice. The roast was tender and tasty.