Cooking question... do you NEED to brown a pot roast before throwing it in the crock pot for 4 hours?

I've always not done the browning part but just thrown it in the crock pot, filled it a bit with water and its always come out dry as hell.
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i am cooking it wiht nothing else, just spices, because im only having peas and mash potatoes with it. but i will brown it i guess.
one cup of water, 4 1/2 hours later and i got perfection. browned it, threw it in the crock, and it was o so good!!!

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  • like someone else said I'd you sear the outside, it will lock in the flavor and juices a lot better. just a quick search over medium/high heat for a minute or two on each side. Also you can season it with sea salt and other spices before you sear it. This will also help it come out a lot juicer.

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    • Also, cook it on low in the crockpot. Also you can even add some beef stock or. beef bouliion, maybe some onions and carrots. This will add some good flavors too :)

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  • I'm pretty sure that if you brown it, or sear, every side of the roast, it locks in the juices and flavor and shouldn't be as dry.

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What Guys Said 3

  • probably cook it longer than 4 hours in a crock pot unless it's small and no you don't have to Brown it

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    • 2.3 pounds

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    • should have browned in Crock-Pot

    • but I would have cooked mine in the air fryer

  • Giving the meat a good all over sear and getting a good brown crust on it develops so much more flavor, much more than if it's not done.

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  • It's much funner if you flambay sear it

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  • Browning meat locks in the moisture. It also helps flavour the broth.

    Don't add water in. Add stock. Literally drown the meat in stock and you should be ok.

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    • i usually drown the meat with whatever liquid i choose and it makes it dry for some reason... i used only 1 cup of water.. its making its own juice as it cooks.

    • Possibly because you didn't brown it beforehand

  • Yes. I always brown meat before i cook it. I don't over do it though. I make sure the heat isn't too high. It never turns out dry

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  • no you don't

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  • Its more of a personal preference.

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