I love beef but there are so many different cuts that I have trouble knowing the difference between them sometimes. So when I was recently chosen as a pot roast blogger, I was pretty excited to learn more about what exactly made a cut of beef a pot roast, especially since it would mean cooking one up to enjoy!
Beef roasts can be either pot roasts, rotisserie roasts or oven roasts and the difference, as I learned on the Canadian Beef blog, should be listed on the label when purchasing. Oven roasts are generally more tender cuts of meat that are cooked using dry heat, while pot roasts are tougher cuts cooked using moist heat. I love pot roasts because slow cooking in a pot or slow cooker yields a cut of meat that is bursting with flavour and incredibly tender. To make the meal quick and easy, I decided to make a blade roast using PC Pot Roast Sauce and pop it in my slow cooker instead of a pot on the stove.
That evening, I served up the roast and it was unbelievably moist and delicious. The sauce was the perfect compliment to the beef and I served it very simply with potatoes and steamed asparagus. My boys loved the tender meat and we all gobbled up our Saturday dinner.
But the best thing about cooking a pot roast is that we always have leftovers to enjoy over the next few days. While we tend to keep things fairly simple and just use leftovers for sandwiches or stir-fry, there is a wealth of recipes on the Canadian Beef blog that will let you use your leftover pot roast for all kinds of delicious meals!
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I had such a great time cooking this pot roast and I love that it’s such a versatile cut of meat. Whether I season it and cook it with vegetables in my large Dutch oven or use a simple store-bought sauce with my slow cooker, the end result is always a moist, tender and delicious roast that my boys and I absolutely adore. With so much hustle and bustle over the Christmas season, an easy and filling meal like this is sure to satisfy, so grab your favourite brisket, top blade, cross rib or other cut of pot roast and whip one up for yourself today!