I have made this recipe many times. As many have stated it is a very good basic recipe which can be tweaked to individual taste. I always read the reviews to get more ideas of how to make the dish. Anyhow, I tweaked it to my taste and would like to share my variations. I used a 5 lb roast, and 10 qt crock pot. I browned roast as described and placed in crock pot. I omitted the Onion soup mix (just this time, because I wanted to try something new). Add a large chopped onion, several cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped, & a generous handful fresh parsley, chopped. Add 1.5 c. water & 1-2 beef boullion cubes and 2 bay leaves. Shake or sprinkle over roast 2 TBSP each of the following: Red wine vinegar, Worcestershire, soy sauce, brown sugar. Sprinkle 1 TBSP smoked paprika, 1 tsp. each of dried oregano, garlic powder and onion powder & 1/2 tsp dried thyme. Cover and cook on low 5 hours. Add vegetables: Remove meat and set aside. Add 5-6 unpeeled red potatoes, chopped into large cubes, 1 lb baby carrots, 1 lb fresh Brussels sprouts & 8 oz. fresh sliced baby Bella or white mushrooms. Toss to coat with liquid in crock pot. Place roast on top of vegetables, cover and cook another 4 hours or more. Serve with biscuits or sourdough bread.
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I have made this recipe many times. As many have stated it is a very good basic recipe which...