Harvest Dinner

"This is a wonderful dinner, so tasty. If your running short of time, don't make the gravy, just use the cooking juice over each serving."
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  • Trim fat from pot roast. Cut roast to fit into a 3 1/2 or 4 quart crock pot. heat oil in a large skillet. Cool roast in hot oil until brown on all sides. Drain well.
  • Meanwhile, place onion, then the sweet potatoes in crock pot. Place roast on top of vegetables.
  • Combine the 3/4 cup water, the bouillon granules, celery seed, cinnamon, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over meat and vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours (high 4-5 hours).
  • Remove meat and vegetables from crock pot and place on a platter; reserve juices. Skim fat from cooking juices. Pour juices into a glass measuring cup. If necessary, add water to equal 2 cups liquid.
  • For gravy, stir the 2 tablespoons cold water into the cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in the cooking juices. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.
  • Serve gravy with roast and vegetables.

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