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Another pot roast question LOL! Why is it hard?

its in my crock pot, i put onions, beef broth and water plus spices.. its been in there since 9am. It is 12:27 Noon.. it is hard.. i had a feeling this would happen. Every time i try to make it, it comes out gross. I put i on low 8 hours..


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Asked by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Sep. 25, 2010 in Food & Drink

Answers (15)
  • Okay so how much beef broth did you put in? A pot roast should be at least half covered in liquid and it should stay about that high since it makes it's own juices... um...The lid is on good?

    Answer by But_Mommie at 3:30 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • What kind of roast is it, how my liquid are you putting in? Try covering your crock pot with foil and then put the lid on to lock in the steam!

    Answer by bkodes24 at 3:31 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Sorry? According to your post, that's only 3 and 1/2 hours, so that's definitely not enough time. If it's a cheaper/tougher piece of meat, you'll need to cook it longer also (like 10 hours or so....and DON"T take off the lid while it's cooking. The temp will plummet and it takes a while to get back up to where it needs to be) Good luck.

    Answer by DMac08 at 3:31 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Well it's only been in for 3 1/2 hours. I wouldn't freak out yet. I never put broth in mine, just add a little water with carrots, onion, potatoes and some spices. The meat just falls apart and it's so good.


    Answer by Christine0813 at 3:32 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • it will get hard before it starts to fall apart....wait till almost dinner time to look again...if it doesnt turn out, i think pizza sounds good!

    Answer by LuvMyMedic3ID at 3:37 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • ok um i didnt measure. i put 2 cans of beef broth and some water until i realized it was too much before i started cooking it so i drained some to half. where the meat was covered half full. the meat is only 3 1/2lbs. It is Beef Round Rump Roast Boneless and it only had one layer of Fat on the sides that i cut off. I also chopped half a white onion. i drained some more liquid. No i am not removing the lid all the time but i did remove it to flip it.

    Answer by aeroslove at 3:39 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Dont have any money to spend for other things. i went to the market yesterday and i had to use some rent money to buy water and some food. Ugh

    Answer by aeroslove at 3:40 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • It should come out fine and you don't need to flip it.

    Answer by Christine0813 at 3:41 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • Do you mean hard or tough?
    Pot roast needs moist cooking
    It sounds like you added enough liquid.
    Is it covered tightly to seal in the steam and liquid.
    If it is hard, there might not be enough liquid.
    If it is tough, it probably has not cooked long enough.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 3:45 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

  • it is hard as in the outside is hard... and isnt hard and tough the same thing lol? its both..

    Answer by aeroslove at 3:53 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

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