Homestyle Italian Pot Roast

Adapted from Alton Brown

  • 2-3 lb chuck roast

  • cumin (to taste)

  • pepper (to taste)

  • sea salt (to taste)

  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped

  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced or chopped

  • 3 cloves of fresh garlic, smashed

  • 1 28 oz can fire roasted tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

  • handful of kalamata olives

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 tablespoon of dried thyme or 2 tablespoons of fresh

  • Crock pot

Instructions:

Rinse, pat dry and season both sides of roast with cumin, salt and pepper.

In a screaming hot skillet, dry (no oil) sear both sides of meat until brown.