Balsamic Pot Roast

Yummy.  I love me a good pot roast!  This one…this is the best roast I have had in a while!!  It had a sweet tanginess to it that was truly delightful!!  Mixed with the classic warm, falling-apart nature of a roast…it was just the best!!  And since I adapted it from my Abel James app, I know that it is clean eating, which just adds another level of satisfaction to the whole deal.  It makes me happy, happy, happy!!  I hope you love it too.  Here’s the lo down:

 

What you need:

  • 2+ lb Beef Roast
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil or Grassfed Butter
  • 1 White Onion, Sliced
  • 2 Carrots, Peeled and Sliced
  • 1/2 C Balsamic Vinegar
  • 8 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 C Water
  • 2 Tbsp White Wine

 

 

And here’s how you do it!

  1. Coat both sides of your roast with all the spices.
  2. Heat your oil or butter in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.  Once it is hot (but not smoking hot ;)) place your roast in there and sear for about 4 minutes per side.
  3. In the mean time, combine the vinegar and tomato sauce in a bowl.
  4. Place the onions and carrots in the bottom of a crock pot (you don’t want it to be a huge crock or else your roast wont be cooking in the juices!) and place the roast on top of them.
  5. Dump the tomato/vinegar mixture over the meat.
  6. Add the water and white wine to the pan you seared your meat in to deglaze the pan.  Scrape up any leftover goodies, then dump this sauce over the meat as well.
  7. Turn the crockpot on low and cook for 6-8 hours.

 

And you’re done and ready for yummy yummy deliciousness!

 

See the pictures!  Unfortunately, pot roast is very difficult to make pretty for pictures.  But here’s my attempt: 🙂

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Getting that bad boy nice and flavorful!

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Sear both sides

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Aint it pretty? Few things make me happier than a beautiful seared piece of meat!

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Place the veggies in the bottom of the crock pot

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Place the roast on top

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Stir together the vinegar and tomato sauce and pour it on top

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Pour the water and wine into the hot pan to deglaze.  Pour the liquid on top of the roast as well.

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Cook on low for 6-8 hours, then enjoy your tasty treat!!

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The veggies were delicious as well as the roast…the flavors all through were just amazing.  🙂  Let me know what you think!!  How do you like making your roast?

 

 

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Cowboy Coffee Roast

Have I mentioned how much I love pot roast? I LOVE POT ROAST! I don’t think I could ever get enough.  It’s just so easy.  It’s pretty hard to mess up.  It makes your house smell so good.  And tis probably the most satisfying thing you could put in your mouth ever.  For real.

I am always searching for new flavor combos for a pot roast.  The possibilities really are endless.  But sometimes we just need a little inspiration.  So I was scrolling through the “beef” category on my Caveman Feast app, and nearly dropped the phone when I read “Coffee Roast.”  I have scanned those recipes so many times, how had I missed that?!  Of course I had to try it right away!  I slightly adapted this one…I added butter, hehe.  Cause I have my grandma’s Oklahoma blood in my veins.  And my husband regularly drinks coffee with butter blended in.  Sounds weird, I know.  But its creamy and delicious.  So I wanted to add that creamy delicousness!

My only regret is that I didn’t have better coffee!  It was delicious, as expected.  Tender  I used my mother in law’s morning coffee…she takes it a little weak, and I’m pretty sure it’s instant.  So I KNOW that if I still had some Peet’s left, or some of my husband’s potent, organic “Bulletproof” coffee, it would have been mind blowing!!  I can’t wait to try it again with said, high-quality coffee.  But at the end of the day, it was still a wonderful, mouth watering pot roast so I have to share!

 

So, here’s what you need:

  • 2-3lbs Roast
  • 2 Cups Strong, Fresh Brewed Coffee
  • 4 Tbsp Grassfed Butter
  • 5 Cloves Garlic
  • 10 oz Mushroom, Sliced
  • 1 Onion, Sliced
  • Salt, Pepper, and Mrs. Dash

 

And here’s how you do it:

  1. Brew your coffee!  Whisk butter into coffee until melted, combined, and frothy.
  2. Make slits deep into your roast for your garlic cloves.  Shove them far into the meat.  Season to taste with salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash.
  3. Place roast and veggies in your crock pot and dump in the coffee/butter mixture.
  4. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

 

 

Peectures:

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Prep!

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Brew your coffee and whisk in the butter.

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Cut slits into the roast, and shove in the garlic.  Season with salt, pepper, and Mrs. Dash.

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Put it all in a crock pot, cover, and cook for 8-10 hours on low. 🙂

 

Marinated Rosemary Mustard Lamb

Yum.  I was crazy about this roast.  I’ve heard that some people don’t like the taste of lamb.  I think…that is madness.  Especially after you have tasted something like this.  D.  Lish.  I cooked this at my boss’s house on a night I knew was going to busy.  I’m all about having family dinners, where you make nice fancy food, sit down together; everything stops and you just eat and talk about your day.However, unfortunately in real life that can’t always happen.  Boo.  There are times where we eat dinner in the car between jobs.  Which was one such night when I made this.  However, as we sat in our car in a parking lot eating this roast with some nice green veggies on the side…it was like I was transported from my Le Sabre into a fancy restaurant, out on a date with my man.  It.  Was.  Fabulous.  In fact my boss was kind of hinting that she wouldn’t mind if I left some of the food that made that wonderful smell at her house, haha!

So before I tell you how to do this, let me just make a note.  I KNOW lamb roast is expensive.  Sad day.  But guess what we realized?  We used a roast that was about 4 lbs.  And it lasted us 3 nights!  So when you do the math…it wasn’t that expensive for three dinners at all!!  And that was with feeding our bestie Joseph one night as well.  He came over for a Psych party.  Yeah.  That happened.  Lamb roast, green beans, best friends and Psych.  What more could you need?

 

So, here’s what you need:

  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1/2-1 Tbsp Soy Sauce, depending on your tastes 🙂
  • 1 Cup Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Rosemary, chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger, peeled and minced (Or a good squeeze of paste!)
  • Leg of Lamb Roast, about 6 lbs.  We ended up using a 4 lb roast, but this definitely makes enough sauce for a larger roast.

 

 

And here’s what you do:

  1. Make some shallow slashes in the roast, and stuff a sliver of garlic in each.  Yum.
  2. Whisk together the marinade ingredients (everything else) and brush (or dump like I did, haha!) it over the roast.  Put it in the fridge and marinate for at least 2 hours.  Mine marinated all morning.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Place roast in the oven and cook until about medium doneness…probably about an hour and a half.  But take note of what the directions on the wrapper said. 🙂  Let it rest before you slice it.

 

Thanks to perfectweightamerica.com for this roast.  🙂

 

 

Here is my roast, ready to marinate 🙂  Yeah, I know…lots of marinade.  I probably could have halved it, HOWEVER…it made for a great browned sauce to scoop onto my slices.  So I probably wouldn’t change a thing 🙂  It made a sort of shell, which held in the moisture that made it super moist.  Don’t be alarmed that the sauce gets brown.  It makes it super delish 🙂

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Oh yum!!!  I want it right now!

 

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Dijon Leg of Lamb 2

 

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! 😉