Beef, One Pot Wonder, Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Chuck Roast

I love using the slow cooker and cook with it several times a week. In fact, I am out at my lake house right now making this blog post and I have a slow cooker meal on back at the main house for Hubs. 🙂

I ran across this video that has an easy recipe for doing a chuck roast in the slow cooker. I am sure any cut of lower end beef would work. If I do a more expensive roast like Prime Rib I like to do it in the oven, but for cheaper cuts, the slow cooker is your BFF.

And it’s so easy. Just set it and forget it!

Here is the video:

Short Video with Instructions for doing a Chuck Roast in a Slow Cooker

Here are the ingredients for you to make it easier:

3 lb Chuck Roast

1/3 Cup Flour (substitute Gluten Free Flour if needed)

1 Tbsp Salt

1/2 tsp pepper (I would add more – I love pepper!)

Mix & coat the roast and sear in a hot pan. I prefer cast iron for this.

Put in slow cooker with:

1 cup chopped red onion (could use white or both)

1 celery stalk chopped

1 carrot chopped (I would add several larger pieces of carrot to go with the meal)

3 chopped garlic cloves

1 28 oz can of tomoates

2 cups of red wine

1 Tbsp parsley

1 Tbsp Sage

1/2 Tbsp salt

1 Bayleaf

Cook on low for 8 hours and then enJOY!

And just a reminder that recipes are only guidelines. Get creative and add in what you like. Oh and don’t forget to save the leftover broth for soups or gravies. You can freeze it in little jars or plastic bags. I prefer the jars.

Here is a link to one of my own slow cooker roasts

Here is a link to 470 slow cooker recipe book that is great to have on hand!

If you make this, please let me know how it turned out for you and if you changed anything up. 🙂 Bon Appetite!

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Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Mmm Mmm cooking just doesn’t get any easier then this! In under 5 minutes I can get these ‘one pot wonders’ ready to cook.

I have been making One Pot Wonders for years. They are the easiest, fastest, and least complicated things to cook. Whether you use a slow cooker, Instant Pot, Cast Iron Pot, or sheet pan, I call em all ‘One Pot Wonders”. They can be very health too.

So Easy!

It doesn’t get much better than this especially if you are busy with life and work and don’t have a lot of time to prep for cooking or for actual hands on cooking.

In today’s one pot wonder, I put into the slow cooker, 2 carrots on the bottom under for the roast…like a little rack :-), the roast seasoned with salt and pepper, some potatoes and onions around the side and then topped with a no name brand tomato and herb sauce and a little water in the bottom. I then put a little seasoning salt on the whole thing.

I will slow cook this all day and it will be delicious! When looking for your tomato sauce I just use the kind you would use for pasta but look for low sodium, low sugar content (under 5 gm) and with no preservatives that are not natural. This makes it healthier for the fam.

Oh and if you are wondering how to cook it in the slow cooker? That my friends you will have to figure out. It’s called ‘getting to know your slow cooker’. 🙂 I personally use the old fashion kind that has High, Low, and Off. lol. My older sister brought over a digital one on Christmas Eve full of meatballs earlier in the day for me to use later that night, and ummm let’s just say the struggle was real 🙂 The good news is you can pick up slow cookers galore at the second hand stores! I have several. Some of them even have a ‘stay warm’ setting which is handy.

I personally am not a meat and potatoes person, but my hubby will gobble this all up and if we are lucky there might even be some beef left… and don’t forget saucy juice left in the bottom of the pan which I can use to make something else like a delicious soup. I waste nothing. Even if there is a potato left, it will be used for breakfast potatoes, to thicken soup, etc. etc. There are hundreds of amazing uses for small amounts of left overs. 🙂

Okay well gotta run and get ready to meet someone for lunch that I met at the Landlord’s meeting last week. I will be sharing some tips on being a landlord… or landperson? 🙂 Either way it’s all good. Time to put my business coaching hat on… have a great day and get those slow cookers working for you. Your time is valuable 🙂

UPDATE: Since writing this post this morning here are the final results:

The finished roast in the slow cooker. Fork Tender. It looks red on top because of the tomatoes sauce but it’s cooked PERF!
What’s leftover…. not much… told you hubs would gobble it all up 🙂 but enough to do some good things with 🙂