Crock Pot Red Roast is a great way to switch up your traditional roast night!
Cris here! As you know I have been trying recipes throughout Gooseberry Patch’s new Christmas at Grandma’s and today’s recipe is Crock Pot Red Roast. I was immediately curious about this roast because it involves one of my favorite food groups– ketchup!
Yep, that’s right, ketchup is the base for this yummy roast and it makes a red tinted gravy that is quite yummy over some mashed taters… (Need some mashed potato recipes? We got you covered!
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Crock Pot Red Gravy Pot Roast
Now how about we get back to the roast… this roast was made for meatloaf lovers.
That may sound odd, but when it was cooking, that was totally what I was thinking. The tomatoey sauce has a reminder of meatloaf. We are huge meatloaf fans (cue… I would do ANYTHING for love… get it 😉 ), so this was a great roast for us.
A Few Notes:
- If your roast is not tender enough, cook it longer. Roasts do best when they cook until they fall apart easily with a fork. If it isn’t falling apart, cook it longer.
- I cooked this up with my favorite general use 6 qt slow cooker, but you could use any slow cooker that your roast will fit in.
- I have not tried this with other roast cuts, but I am sure it would be great with a good chuck roast.
Crock Pot Red Gravy Pot Roast
- 1/4 c plus 1 t all-purpose flour
- 1/2 c water
- 3 lb beef rump roast
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- 7 oz bottle ketchup
- mashed potatoes
- Create a paste with your flour and water
- Spread your paste all over your roast
- Sprinkle your roast generously with salt and pepper and place in your crock pot
- Place your sliced onions all over your roast
- Put your catsup all over
- Add water to your crock pot until it comes halfway up your roast
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours
- Take your roast out and put on a serving platter, let it rest for several minutes and slice
- Serve over mashed potatoes and top with your gravy
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I love your recipes! If I want to add vegetables – carrots, potatoes, etc. – when would I do that? I’m guessing the more dense varieties at the beginning and the more delicate at the end?
Thanks so much!
I would add potatoes and carrots at the beginning. If you don’t like the texture of onions and celery after they cook all day, you could add them about half way through.
Oh, my! My Mama would make me go cut a switch if I had Renae’s attitude. I appreciate your taking the time to post the recipes. I love to try them.
Renae did you stop to think that maybe some recipes need to have instructions specified for some people that may be new to cooking. Lots of us have been cooking for years but as a newbie, I probably would have appreciated all the details. Now I just read over and do my own thing. I appreciate all the effort it takes to keep up with these blogs. I know I couldn’t do it!
Great recipe by the way!!!Can’t wait to try it!
Love this site
LOL As someone who has been cooking since they could reach a stove I do not read every word of a recipe. Get the ingredients,the basics and go. Never even noticed the EXTRA words! Who kicked your cat? And do you really think she cares if you leave her site! Keep doing what your doing! Your site is great!
I have not tried this recipe but have tried others with great success.
I am always amazed at the people that find the least little thing to get upset about. I enjoy reading where you find your items to use. I actually bought a 13×9 crockpot because of one of your recipe and love it.
What is this world coming to? Kudos to you, Cris. Handled nicely.
I have always put catsup on my roast beef and gravy. It is a great taste. Will try your version, sounds even better, just never thought of doing it during the cooking process.
Can’t wait for tomorrow and my (your) pot roast! Thanks for the recipe and blessigs to you and your family ..
Teri Giese says
Thanks for another fantastic recipe. Purchased 2more crocks since being so blessed as to discover both of your blogs!Pin all of them. Appreciate all the hard work you do to offer such wonderful yummies! Best Wishes for a Blessed Holiday Season!
GOODe Ole Boy says
All I gotsta to say is wow… Their are people in this world that really have no idea how hard MY wife works to provide free content to HER readers. If you do not like HER content, feel free to move on with YOUR life. Thank all y’all who came and had HER back after this malicious post. YOU’RE support means the world to her!
P.S. I purposefully misspelled a couple possessives they’re. It was so if any more grammar Nazis showed up to read HER post, heads would explode. Now we can all be happy ?
OMG … well, Cris – this one HAS to go in your Recipes That Crock memory book!! LOL If Renee’s post hadn’t been so pathetic, it would have actually been funny!! Linda (the one who is now doubling recipes for her crock pot, thank-you-very-much!!) :o) Merry Christmas, everyone!
Hi, Cannot understand it. What’s the big deal? If I am not interested in a recipe I just delete it. Other than that, I am very happy to receive your “free” crock pot recipes and have made some very delicious meals. Thank you.
Patty W. says
You are an absolutely self-absorbed, condescending,
boorish and hateful jerk. Goodbye and Good Riddance. You will not be missed.
This is one of my favorite FREE websites full of tasty recipes for our Crock Pots.
And yes, KUDOS to Chris! You are awesome!!!
Violet fail says
Hi. Chris first of all I like your site I believe Renne just had a bad day I don’t see what’s wrong with what you say I’m definetly going to try this it looks so easy thank you
Renee…..you suck. No one else is on YOUR side. Buh-bye!!
Kudos to you for replying in such a positive manner. Love your recipes!
My goodness. That’s all I can say. Cris, you handled this comment with much respect and class. We live in a world where you can’t please everyone, yet everyone demands you stress yourself crazy trying.
Sorry life is so annoying for you, Renee. I really do hope it all gets better.
Renee, you’re a jerk. Goodbye.
And Renee clearly has lost HER mind. This is what happens when you hand out YOUR recipes for free. First they correct YOUR writing. Then they think you’ll actually be disappointed when they unsubscribe from YOUR free website because of YOUR reckless abandon with possessive adjectives. As if THEIR opinion matters. Move along Renee. Move along. I think there is a free coupon site out there that is just waiting on you to come correct their excessive usage of personal pronouns.
Do you really need to constantly specify whose flour, whose roast, whose crock pot, etc.? This repetitiousness is so annoying. Sorry, just needed to say something. I love the recipes, but constantly have to keep changing every one that I might even want to save. And, for this reason, I plan to unsubscribe from your site.
Create a paste with YOUR flour and water
Spread your paste all over YOUR roast
Sprinkle YOUR roast generously with salt and pepper and place in YOUR crock pot
Place YOUR sliced onions all over YOUR roast
Put your catsup all over
Add water to YOUR crock pot until it comes halfway up YOUR roast
Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours
Take YOUR roast out and put on a serving platter, let it rest for several minutes and slice
Serve over mashed potatoes and top with YOUR gravy
Well goodness Renee… if it bothers you that much, please do unsubscribe. I cannot imagine rewriting everything because it annoyed me so much. We would never want our site of free recipes to cause someone so much frustration. Best of luck to you.
Christy Davis says
Okay, now that was funny. I’ve never seen someone with their tinsel in such a tizzy over such a minor detail – and wow, how rude she is. I didn’t realize the world was supposed to bow down to one person’s preference to such an extreme, but apparently this is the case with Renee.
In cases like this we just need to be grateful that we don’t have to live with Renee, as I cannot possibly imagine what it would be like to be in HER home each day. Even with HER roast and HER gravy and HER mashed potatoes, I would not want to be sitting at THAT table. Can we all just pray for HER family?
I absolutely LOVE your website. So appreciate the time you take to put these delicious recipes on line. And, you make it so personal, I always feel you have put a little bit of yourself in each one. Keep on doing!
Miss Marsha says
Yes, Thank you for the Personal touches. Love the Recipes. I love to switch it up, mix and match to my families taste.
Gee Renee, I think you need a PMS pill!!!
All of Cris recipes are so good!