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Cooking a roast in a crock pot (slow cooker) is easy and yields delicious results. Here's a basic method:

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1. **Choose Your Roast:** Select your favorite type of roast, such as beef chuck roast, pork shoulder roast, or lamb shoulder roast.

2. **Prepare the Roast:** Season the roast with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings or rubs. You can also sear the roast in a hot skillet with a bit of oil before placing it in the crock pot for added flavor, but this step is optional.

3. **Prepare the Vegetables (Optional):** If desired, chop up some vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery to add to the crock pot. These will cook along with the roast and soak up the delicious flavors.

4. **Layer Ingredients in the Crock Pot:** Place the seasoned roast in the bottom of the crock pot. If using vegetables, arrange them around the roast.

5. **Add Liquid:** Pour in enough liquid to cover the bottom of the crock pot, such as beef broth, chicken broth, red wine, or water. This will keep the roast moist during cooking.

6. **Cook the Roast:** Cover the crock pot with the lid and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours, or on high heat for 4-6 hours, depending on the size and type of roast. The roast is done when it is tender and easily shreds with a fork.

7. **Check for Doneness:** Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the roast reaches at least 145°F (63°C) for beef, 145°F (63°C) for pork, and 145°F (63°C) for lamb.

8. **Rest the Roast:** Once the roast is cooked to your desired level of doneness, remove it from the crock pot and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.

9. **Serve:** Slice the roast against the grain and serve with the cooked vegetables and any pan juices from the crock pot.

Enjoy your tender and flavorful slow-cooked roast!
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