Pot Roast

happylady1957December 13, 2013

Hello Everyone,

Which cut of beef do you consider best for Pot Roast? I plan on cooking it in my slow cooker.

Do you feel first cut brisket is the way to go, or how about a bottom round?

I want it to be especially good, as I am serving it at a small dinner.

TIA!

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arley_gw

I prefer chuck; it has more fat and flavor. Round roasts can be a tad dry.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 8:33AM
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lizbeth-gardener

I, too, prefer chuck. I love to put one in the slow cooker when it's cold outside and cook all day for an easy hot meal for dinner. I only do brisket in the oven; I've never tried it in the slow cooker.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 9:27AM
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LKZZ

Chuck gets my vote too.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 9:33AM
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craftyrn

I usually prefer a chuck too tho have occasionally done a small brisket--but more ofter use the brisket cut into small, small chunks to make a chili.

Diane

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 9:41AM
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johnliu_gw

Neither brisket nor round, if you can use chuck roast, the more fat the better.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 2:59PM
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debrak2008

I just happened to go to my local butcher shop today and asked them this question. Answer: Chuck

I bought 4.5 lbs.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 3:59PM
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sushipup1

Easy recipe: Chuck roast, seasoned, large thinly sliced onion, gobs of crushed garlic, 1 cup red wine, in the slow cooker.

We like it served like French dip sandwiches.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 4:12PM
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happylady1957

Well, chuck roast it is! Sushipup, that French dip recipe sounds wonderful! Thank you everyone

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 6:04PM
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palomalou

I pulled out the old NYTimes cookbook and chanced upon the beef roast recipes & procedures. The curious things was it gave a low-temp and a high temp procedure, but it never said what sort of cut to use. Did people just know it in those days? Beef is rather a mystery for me.
Pot roast, yes, always chuck!

    Bookmark   December 16, 2013 at 6:04PM
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debrak2008

Make the chuck in the crockpot tonight. Fantastic.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2013 at 8:34PM
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