The Best & Easiest One Pot Meal

best one pot meal

Do you love having one-pot meals?

I DO! I enjoy making a tasty crockpot dinner—putting all the ingredients into the crockpot in the morning, forgetting about it all day, and then enjoying a delicious dinner in the evening.

I’ve started eating meat again (I was vegetarian for a decade), so I’m trying various cuts of meat now! This past week I made a "GubPa special"—aka a crockpot roast. It's been years since I tasted this savory crockpot recipe, and I craved it. Vegetables melting together throughout the day, soaking up the juices of the roast, and the aroma of this dish—yum. I purchased a chuck roast from a local farmer, sourced the recipe from GubPa, gathered vegetables at a local market, and got down to crock-pottin’.

How do you make a crockpot roast?

For this easy crockpot dinner recipe, you need carrots, parsnips, onions, garlic, potatoes, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, water, and a roast.

To make this crockpot roast, place the roast in the middle of the crockpot; then chop up your vegetables. To make this recipe even simpler, use baby carrots and skip chopping carrots! I used whole smashed garlic cloves, but you don’t have to. I love the taste of garlic and the flavor it brings to any dish. Surround the roast with vegetables, add a cup of water, sprinkle on seasonings, put on Low, and let it cook for 5 to 6 hours!

When the roast is done, it will be tender and the vegetables soft and delicious! They will truly melt in your mouth. After a decade as a vegetarian, eating roast was an adventure—I didn’t care for big bites, but I discovered that shredding the meat into slivers and then combining it with vegetables created a combination that tastes AMAZING! The flavors create a delicious meal. I experimented with different sauces and found that I enjoy adding ketchup and mustard to the meal. Sounds weird, I know, but it was great!

How do you make A1 sauce?

This dish is typically eaten with A1 sauce. You can make homemade A1 sauce with 3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons ketchup, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. It's that simple. If you add any of these to your end roast dish, you will enjoy the flavor!

Let’s get cookin!

best one pot meal

Easy One Pot Meal

I enjoy making a tasty crockpot dinner—putting all the ingredients into the crockpot in the morning, forgetting about it all day, and then enjoying a delicious dinner in the evening.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course

Ingredients
  

  • 1 chuck roast
  • 1 package baby carrots (or 2 medium carrots, chopped)
  • 1 parsnip, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, diced or smashed whole
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Place the roast in the center of the crockpot.
  • Chop the vegetables and surround the roast with the vegetables.
  • Add in the cup of water and seasonings.
  • Place the lid on top of the crockpot and cook on Low for 5 to 6 hours or High for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Enjoy when the roast is done and the vegetables are soft and tender!
Keyword crockpot
The Best & Easiest One Pot Meal
About Gubba
Welcome to my homestead. I'm happy you stopped in to visit. My goal is to make this site tranquil and welcoming, like a house in the country where the doors are never locked... friends and family drop in to say Hello anytime day or evening. On my farm, I grow vegetables in the garden, nurture animals in the pastures, hand-pump water from the well, and warm my house with wood from a nearby forest. Everything is pesticide free, as organic as a newborn baby.
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