Saucy Paleo Pot Roast

Haha.  I really wasn’t trying to be inappropriate with the title.  But it still makes me laugh!  I am so mature!! In fact, I am mature to the point that as soon as I finish this post…I am going to curl up with a puppy, a blankie, and watch a Disney movie because I have the house all to myself for the next four hours!!  Anyways.  Back to saucy pot roast.  I call it that because this recipe does in fact make a lot of sauce, one that you MUST NOT throw away!!  I poured mine right into a tupperware and put it in the freezer, and a week later had a fantastic meal completely transformed but with the same leftover sauce!

I have made a decision in my life.  I am in love with pot roast.  It just may be my favorite.  It’s so easy…and almost impossible to mess up.  I have lost my faith  in a lot of crock pot meals.  But never pot roast.  Never.  NEVER!  Yummmm.

So this is a pot roast recipe, just ever so slightly adapted from the great Abel James, Fat Burning Man.  It sounded so good I could barely find anything to change, so I just added a little spice with my favorite: Red Pepper Flakes.  Yeah baby!  Oh, and I left my roasts whole…he chunked his up.  🙂

 

So, here’s what you need:

  • 4 lbs (ish) Chuck Roast (I used 2)
  • 32 oz Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • 12 oz Tomato Paste
  • 12 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 8 Cloves of Garlic (Man after my own heart!), mined
  • 1 Onion, Chopped
  • 4 Carrots, Sliced and Peeled
  • 2 Stalks Celery, Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Thyme (Alternately you could substitute those both out for 2 Tbsp of homemade Italian Seasoning)
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (or to taste)

 

And here’s how you do it:  It’s REEEEAAAAALLLLLY hard! <—–Sarcasm!!

  1. Place your roast(s) in the bottom of your crock pot.
  2. Combine all other ingredients in a bowl, making sure they are mixed up real nice.
  3. Pour sauce all over meat, set the crock pot on low, and forget it for 8-10 hours.  I’ll show you what I served it with in a couple days!  A-ma-za-zing.

 

Peectures:

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Get your lovely chunks of meat.  Gaaaaaah what could make you happier than that?!

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Stack them in the bottom of your crock pot…

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Put all the other ingredients together in a large bowl…

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And mix those suckers up!!!

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Dump it all over the roast…set it and forget it!!  Preferably low for 8-10 hours.

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Pot roast is really hard to get a nice picture of, since it is tender meat falling apart smothered in things of similar color since they’ve all cooked together.  But I think you get the idea.  Delicious!

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Nothing is quite as satisfying as a pot roast!!  Go try it!!  And remember!!! SAVE THAT SAUCE!!!!

 

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