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!!!!

 

Fall Apart Butter Roast

This.  Was.  So.  Wonderful.  Like, really.  It was the most satisfied we were with a meal in a long time.  We love a lot of them.  But we REALLY loved this one.  Probably cause it just felt so good to bite into a huge slab of meat.  Hallelujah pot roast!!!!  It was so tender and flavorful….aahhh my tummy is growling.  I haven’t had dinner yet!  This is torture to remember, it was so good haha!  Please try it out!!

Note:  I used a crock pot, but it can also be cooked low and slow in the oven!

Here’s what you need:

  • Chuck Roast, about 3 lbs (this recipe should work with just about whatever size of roast will feed your family)
  • 1 C butter, melted
  • 1 C Worcestershire Sauce (Check your label!! I was so sad to find out that mine had corn syrup in it 😦  But I know there are some without it!)
  • 1 Small Onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic, minced (I think more is better with garlic…but know that not everyone agrees 😉 So garlic it up to your tastes)
  • Sea Salt & Pepper

And here’s how you do it!!!  Are you ready?!  It’s reallllly difficult:  (That’s sarcasm, in case you haven’t figured me out yet 😉 )

  1. Generously salt and pepper both sides of your roast.
  2. Place half of your onion in the bottom of a 6 qt crock pot (or whatever size fits your roast).
  3. Lay your roast on top of the onion slices, and sprinkle with the minced garlic and remaining onion.
  4. Whisk together your melted butter and Worcestershire sauce and pour over the roast.  Cook on low until it reaches your desired amount of doneness.  I believe that mine was in the crock pot for about 8 hours, and it was just slightly pink and absolutely FELL APART it was so tender!!

I am going to show you my pictures, even though…it is really stinking hard to make a “falling apart” roast look pretty haha!  But that’s okay…cause I think you know that means it was tasty…and tasty is good! 🙂

Here it is, waiting its sauce so that it can cook all day and make my tummy happy!  See the ridiculous amount of garlic I put on it?  It makes me happy 🙂  Confession…I was in a hurry and my mother in law had jarred minced garlic in the fridge…so I was lazy and just dumped a bunch of that on it instead of mincing fresh garlic.  Hehehee…so if you want to go that route, feel free to join me 😉  Obviously it worked well!

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Can you see that garlic?!  I went crazy!  You should too!

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After you season it with salt and pepper and place it in the crock pot with garlic and onions, simply mix your Worcestershire sauce and butter and pour it over the roast!

Butter Roast 3Cook on low for about 8 hours, till its tender and reaches the desired amount of “doneness” that you so desire 🙂  Then take it out and try to make it look pretty…good luck!  Then feel free that it is the addictingly delicious taste that matters 😉

Butter Roast AServe with some wonderful veggies!  Seen here is my recently posted Roasted Brussels Sprouts 🙂

Butter Roast CSoooo yummy!!

Butter Roast BTry plopping this super simple roast into the crock pot before church this weekend…and let me know what you think!  Your family will loooooove you! 😉