Crock Pot Yankee Pot Roast w/ Cornbread

January 28, 2013 at 6:49 PM | Posted in BEEF, diabetes, diabetes friendly, pot roast, spices and herbs, vegetables | 5 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Yankee Pot Roast w/ CornbreadYankee Pot Roast 001



The roller coaster weather continues. Lately it’s been single digit temperature or in the teens along with a wind chill and snow. Today about 50 degrees and rain. Ohio Valley weather, you gotta love it! For dinner it was another new recipe for dinner, Crock Pot Yankee Pot Roast and Cornbread. I’ve been wanting to try a Yankee Pot Roast for a while now so today was the day.
I purchased a beautiful roast from Kroger yesterday, an Angus Pot Roast Cut (2.78 lbs.). I love the Kroger Meat Dept. over where I shop. They all know me, from going there so long, And always take care of me. Very simple and easy recipe. I especially like using the Crock Pot for meals, the meat is always tender and no mess and easy clean up! There’s nothing but good things you’ll need to prepare this including; 2 1/2 lbs Angus Pot Roast, Sea Salt and Pepper, Small Red Potatoes, quartered ( about 1 pound), 1 Small Bag Mini Carrots, Sliced Mushrooms (optional), 1 large Parsnips, cut into 3/4-inch slices, 2 Bay Leaves, 1 tablespoon Parsley, 1 teaspoon Dried Rosemary, 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves, 1 cup Red Cooking Wine, 1/2 cup Swanson Low Sodium Beef Broth. I added the sliced Mushrooms about 1 hour before the Pot Roast was done. As I said I love using a Crock Pot. I got everything ready this morning and in the Crock Pot and just let it simmer all day, and the aroma was just too good.
Everything turned out delicious! Quoting my Mom ” I believe that’s the most tender and best tasting Pot Roast I ever had”. When I get a Mom approval like that I know I’ve done good! The Pot Roast was tender and full of flavor and the Vegetables were the same way, a comfort food classic for sure. I know a lot of the Pot Roasts contain Onion and Celery but I’m just not a huge fan of either. There was plenty leftover which will make some delicious pot Roast Sandwiches for lunch or dinner tomorrow! Nothing better than piling the Pot Roast and the Veggies on Whole Grain Bun and using the Juices that were leftover, heating it up and add flour to thicken it up. Then top the Sandwich off with Drippings Sauce, Yeah Buddy!!
To go with the Pot Roast I baked a small skillet of Martha White Cornbread. Cornbread is something I think I could eat every meal. I pot roast 001like a nice fresh and hot slice with a Butter right through the middle of slice! When I make this i just make it by the instructions on the package but I only use half the ingredients because I use a small cast iron skillet to make it. I use Egg Beaters and Extra Virgin Oil instead of Eggs and Vegetable Oil the recipe calls for. Bake at 450 degrees for about 25 minutes and you have some golden brown piping hot Cornbread! If you use a small cast iron skillet just cut the recipe in half and it comes out just right for the skillet size. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.


2 1/2 lbs Angus Pot Roast
Sea Salt
Small Red Potatoes, quartered ( about 1 pound)
1 Small Bag Mini Carrots
1 large Parsnips, cut into 3/4-inch slices
2 Bay Leaves
1 tablespoon Parsley
1 teaspoon Dried Rosemary
1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves
1 cup Red Cooking Wine
1/2 cup Swanson Low Sodium Beef Broth


* Season roast with salt and pepper.
* Combine vegetables and seasonings in crock pot.
* Place beef over vegetables, and pour broth and cooking wine over beef.
* Cover; cook on LOW until meat is fork-tender (8 1/2-9 hours).
* Remove beef to serving platter, and arrange vegetables around beef.
* Remove and discard bay leaves.



To make gravy, ladle the juices into a 2 cup measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.
Skim off and discard fat.
Measure remaining juices and heat to a boil in small saucepan.
For each cup of juice, mix 2 tablespoons of flour with 1/4 cup of cold water until smooth.
Stir mixture into boiling juices, stirring constantly until thickened (about 1 minute).

*Serve with Cornbread or Dinner Rolls


Martha White Cornbread



The Martha White Corn MealCornbread

White Self-Rising Corn Meal Mix. Self Rising White Enriched with Hot Rize®

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 Tbsp (31g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 110
Calories from Fat 5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g1%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 440mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 22g7%
Dietary Fiber 2g6%
Protein 2g
Calcium2%Iron6%Thiamin10%Riboflavin6%Niacin6%Folic Acid15%


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  1. I like to take my leftover pot roast and make a pot pie with a cornbread topping.

    • That sounds good also!

      • I never thought to use a cornbread topping — sounds like something good to try!

  2. Mark, it is so hard to cook a roast in the crockpot because the aroma is so good that you feel like you’re going to die of hunger before it gets done, lol! I’m glad you got the “Mom approval” for that one!

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