Another Recipe from Janice’s Kitchen Corner – Pot Roast!

I apologize. It’s been a little while since I posted a new recipe for you. My husband has been doing most of the cooking on the grill which gives me time to work on my current WIP. Thank God for him!!

This is the 14th installment of Janice’s Kitchen CornerPot Roast! As the weather continues to cool down more I pull out my trusty crock pot to cook up some tasty dishes. I hope you and your whole family enjoy this hardy meal. Bon Appetit! Mangia!

I put together this recipe for Pot Roast which is nourishing and filling for a cool night. This is quick, easy and delicious. I love easy and delicious recipes. Don’t you?

Here are the other recipes Basil Pesto Shrimp, Spicy Bean Salsa, Stuffed Zucchini,  Cole SlawZucchini BreadZucchini ItalianoGrapenut Custard, Spinach Pita PizzaPortuguese Seafood StewMarinated MushroomsStuffed Portobello MushroomsChicken Marsala, and Rice Paper Veggie Shrimp Wraps. In the past I have also shared recipes for Portuguese Bisquits and Drunken Chicken.

Pot Roast cooking in the crock pot
Pot Roast Sliced – tender and delicious!

Serves 2-3


  1. 1 lb pot roast
  2. 2-3 carrots
  3. 2-3 potatoes
  4. green beans (frozen or fresh) (I used okra this time since I didn’t have green beans.
  5. Mushrooms sliced (optional)
  6. Chopped onion small
  7. garlic powder to taste
  8. salt & pepper to taste
  9. Can of diced tomatoes or two tablespoons of tomato paste
  10. 1/2 Cup or more red wine
  11. 2-3 tbs Arrowroot (thickener)
  12. 1 tsp Gravy Master (browner)


  1. Add diced tomatoes or paste to crock pot
  2. Add wine to pot and stir together
  3. Season with salt & pepper to taste
  4. Season roast with salt, pepper and garlic powder
  5. Braise pot roast on all sides in olive oil in fry pan
  6. Remove roast and place in crock pot
  7. Saute chopped onions in leftover oil in pan
  8. Add sauteed onions with meat juice to pot
  9. Peel potatoes and carrots and slice in halves or quarters and add to pot
  10. Add green beans, okra or other greens to pot
  11. Add a little water to arrowroot to blend it and the Gravy Master to brown the liquid and add both to pot a hour before it is finished to allow to thicken and brown.
  12. Cook for 4-6 hours


I served this meal with Syrian bread or a crusty loaf of bread to soak up all the delicious liquid.

Stay tuned for more recipes from Janice’s Kitchen Corner! Happy cooking and eating everyone!

Pot Roast

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Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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