Knowing dinner is basically done before I even go to work makes me feel like a superhero. No matter what the day brings, I know we’ll walk into a house smelling of roast long simmered in herbs, wine, and garlic. Now, that’s not a bad way to end a workday.

VIDEO! How to Make Slow Cooker Pot Roast

WHAT’S THE BEST CUT OF MEAT FOR POT ROAST?

Leaner cuts of beef are best for the slow cooker or Crockpot. The long, slow cooking method helps the connective tissue and fat breakdown slowly over many hours, which yields fork-tender bites of beef.

TIP: If you’ve ever made a tough roast it’s usually because it was either cooked at too high heat, for not enough time, or both. Cooking tough cuts all day in the slow cooker takes care of both problems.

I prefer one of two cuts for the slow cooker:

  • Chuck roast, also called arm roast, is lean and comes from…

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