Slow cooker/tough roast?

I've been cooking a 2.5lb pot roast in the slow cooker for 3 hours on low. It appears cooked, but it's tough. If I cook it longer will it get more tender or is it ruined?

  • Posted by: JessieLK
  • September 22, 2014
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  • 3 Comments

3 Comments

Liza's K. September 23, 2014
Yup, it needs go go a lot longer, but make sure there is quite a bit of liquid in the cooker (you can add more broth if you need to). Without it you'll end up with shoe leather.
 
Susan W. September 22, 2014
It needs to go much longer. Possibly 4 hours or more. The collagen needs to break down and then the tender will happen. What type of roast is it?
 
Kevin F. September 22, 2014
Susan is right. 4-5 hours more is what you're going to need when cooking on low.
 
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