I love my crockpot. Its nothing special really. It doesn’t have any stirring features. There aren’t any bells or whistles. However, it makes my life a hell of a lot easier during the week. It only takes me 10 minutes in the morning to throw this recipe together. Brown the roast, sprinkle in spices, onions, and beef stock; and you are all set. When you get home eight hours later, you will be greeted with the delicious smell of pot roast simmering away. The meat just falls apart and the au jus is packed with flavor.