Monday, January 6, 2014

Hamburger Pot Roast

 HB Pot Roast

 I wanted to put something in the crock pot that would be ready when we got home for lunch on Sunday.   I had a whole frozen chicken or 1 1/2 pounds of HB meat.  Well, I didn't want to thaw out a whole chicken, so that left the hamburger meat.  So into the microwave it went on the defrost mode.  I went to get dressed and do my hair...hmmmm I smelled something that was like a fire...right away I knew what it was.  Hurrying into the kitchen, there was a quarter size fire in the microwave...did you know that a fire in the microwave has enough oxygen to burn?  Yes, it does.  Anyway, I knew what I know those metal twists that are used to close a plastic bag?...well, I had left that on the bag.  That is what happens when you are in a hurry.  It was about 8:45---we leave at 9:30.   I scrapped off the melted part of the  plastic bag from the microwave tray and got the meat into a bowl. I added about 1/4 cup quick oatmeal that I had soaked with could use sour cream...finely chopped celery (1 rib) and finely chopped onions (1/8 cup).  Salt, pepper, and garlic powder...1 Tablespoon ketchup and one egg.  Stirred it all up and formed it into a loaf  ready to roll  into the crock pot. Sometime during 8:45 and 9:00, I peeled 3 carrots and sliced into a microwavable bowl with water. I cooked them until the water was hot then drained and put the carrots on the bottom of the pre-heated crock pot and laid the "roast" on top of the carrots. After the "roast" was in the crock, I topped with 1 Tablespoon + ketchup and about 1 Tablespoon brown sugar.   It cooked for about 3 hours on high. Of course, you can add as much celery and onions as you want.  It was a good roast.  Now some may say that it was just a meatloaf, but I think Hamburger Roast sounds better.  And it was tender and moist..not dry and tough...


  1. Sounds like it turned out really good!! Yeah! Glad nothing bad happened to the microwave! AC

  2. Wow, glad you didn't start the house on fire!!! What an event!