One of the best ways to combat wintery weather is with some good, old-fashioned comfort food. This family pot roast recipe is one of our favorites, and adding a little kick from Matthew’s favorite hot sauce is a twist that will bring even more warmth to the dinner table! Plus, the convenience of crock pot cooking means more time with family before dinner and easy, one-pot cleanup!

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Grandma Holtkamp’s Pot Roast with a Twist

3 lb. beef roast (the less expensive usually taste the best!)
1 can organic tomato paste
Salt
Cracked pepper
1/3 cup water
1 tsp. (or more) Matthew’s hot sauce (or your favorite)
1 bay leaf
Sliced carrots
Sliced onions
3-4 chopped organic potatoes

Directions
Rinse the roast under water for a few seconds.  Pat dry.  Pour 1/3 cup water into the bottom of the crock pot.   Place roast in crock pot.  Sprinkle cracked pepper and salt on top of roast.   In small bowl, combine the tomato paste and the hot sauce thoroughly.  Cover top with paste mixture.  Place bay leaf on top.  Fill sides of crock pot with sliced carrots, onions and potatoes.  Cover with lid.  Cook on low 9-1/2 hours or high 7-1/2 hours.

You may have to adjust this according to your crock pot. The roast should literally “fall apart” when prodded with a fork. Combine drippings with corn starch or flour to make gravy.

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