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.

Place celery, onions and garlic in the bottom of the crock pot.

Place seared roast on top. Add tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, and olives on top.

Add thyme and bay leaf.

Set crock pot to low and cook 8-10 hrs.

*Notes-- depending on thickness of roast will depend on cook time. Example: short but thick roast will take 10 hrs. Longer, thinner roast, 8-8.5 hrs.

I would go with latter roast if using grass fed, finished beef. These types of meat need a slow braise to them.

*You can add many veggies like carrots, parsnips, things like squash should be added in an hour before serving to roast for a complete one pot meal. Picture above shows I placed roast over homestyle mash potatoes and oven roasted carrots along side.

*White potatoes are NOT paleo*

#Paleo #CrockPotMeals #glutenfree

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Search By Tags
No tags yet.
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Instagram Social Icon
Modern Cavegirl Eats, LLC  @2019 All Rights Reserved
Serving Central Florida and Surrounding Area
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon

These statements have not evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The opinions, ideas, and concepts expressed are intended for education purposes only. This website is not intended for medical advice of any kind nor is it intended to replace medical advice nor to treat, diagnose, prescribe, or replace medical advice. If you have a serious medical condition, please see a medical physician.