As pot roasts go, I really like a boneless chuck roast. It holds together well while slow-cooked in a crock pot and has a nice, beefy-flavor. That is not to say a chuck roast won’t cook up fork-tender – it will. Unless you take a fork and shred the roast, it will stay together. This is important – especially when transferring the roast from the crock pot to a serving platter. I would much rather serve nice big pieces of roast beef that you can really sink your teeth into than shredded meat more fit for a sandwich.
Once upon a time, the best thing about Crock Pot Suppers is that Kiddo was the “cook”. All I needed to do was plan the menu, then shop. Print out a recipe in the morning, and the rest was up to him. Now I’m the stay-at-home cook and Kiddo is a working man.