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by , 02-08-2009 at 11:38 AM (3542 Views)
First here's the story of the Bottom Round Roast I purchased yesterday. The main
grocery store I shop at has been pulling some tricks lately and I'm really getting
aggravated by this store. Here's the lastest one.

Bottom Round Roast is advertised as a loss leader. It sells for $2.29 a pound but
with the stores discount card they deduct $.40 a pound making it $1.89 a pound.
So I thought, okay, good deal I'll give them a try. I don't usually buy my meats
from this store and you'll see why. I buy in bulk at Costco unless something is
priced to good to pass up in this particular grocery store.

I pick one out and it looks really good. I like the weight of it because I can cut it
in half and make two meals. So this morning I open up the package, turn over
the roast and it is covered in fat. The fat measures from 1/4" to 1/2" thick.
I was furious. This is exactly why I don't purchase meat from this store.

Now I know you want a small amount of fat for flavor on your roast (some don't
want any at all) but this was ridiculous. I carefully trimmed all the fat off. It
came off in to thick pieces. Then I had an idea. I repackaged the fat with the price
tag and all and I'm taking back to this grocery store and speak with the manager.
This fat weighed almost 8 ounces. I weighed it on my scale. It's a shame that
with the conditions our economy is in that a store would do this. From now on
unless it's a super priced loss leader (and I'll still be watching) I will not purchase
meat from this store.

If you ask why I still shop there? It's the closest and cheapest store around here.
The other super market's are very high end (ie. expensive).

Now for my Pot Roast Recipe:
This morning I did a search on FV for a Pot Roast recipe but didn't find exactly
what I was looking for. Not even amongst my own recipes but "Thank You"
ladies anyway. So this is what I created this morning.


2 lb. bottom round roast or whatever you prefer
1 medium onion chopped or sliced
4 medium white potatoes, quartered
Add additional veggies you like, celery, carrots, etc.
1 can fat free beef broth
1 can store brand or your favorite beef gravy
salt (I don't use salt at all) optional
black pepper to taste
1/4 tsp. onion powder (my favorite spice)
Pam or any cooking spray or oil


1. Spray or oil a Dutch oven pan, place pan on medium heat, brown roast on
all sides. IMPORTANT: DO NOT DISCARD/WASH THE PAN/POT!!! You'll see why.
2. Slice or chop your onion and place in the bottom of the crockpot.
3. Peel and quarter your potatoes and place on top of onions.
4. Place browned roast on top of the potatoes.
5. Open cans of beef broth and gravy, add to the Dutch oven.
6. Place Dutch oven on medium heat and whisk/stir all the ingredients.
7. As the broth gravy mixture starts to boil make sure you're stirring the brown
bits left by the roast while browning into the broth gravy mixture. (Aha! )
Also add salt, pepper and onion powder. Boil on medium
for about 3 to 5 minutes then pour over the roast, potatoes and onions in the

Mine's has been cooking for about 3 1/2 hours now. Three hours on high and now it's
on low. But it's done and will be ready for dinner. I'll let you know what dh thinks.

I hope it turns out well for you. Ours is smelling very good.

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Updated 02-08-2009 at 11:44 AM by [email protected]

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  1. C@rol's Avatar
    It turned out wonderful. Dh loved it! A big hit. Definitely going in the recipe files.
  2. frugal-fannie's Avatar
    Sounds good, I will have to try it, when I get a loss leader.