CROCKPOT CHUCK ROAST

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 4 hrs 20 mins | Total Time: 4 hrs 25 mins | Yield: 12

You will surely crave for this dish all the time! Once you get a bite of the tender meat, you would want to eat the whole thing! It’s very hassle-free to make. You can just throw everything into the slow cooker and wait for it to be cooked to perfection. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

3-pound boneless chuck roast

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon black ground pepper

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 cups beef stock

2 dried bay leaves

1 tablespoon dried rosemary

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (optional)

Handful fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley, chopped (optional garnish)

Directions:

Step 1: Remove the stiff fat of the roast in cold water, pat dry with paper towels, and season with salt and pepper on both sides.

Step 2: Place a Dutch oven on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.

Step 3: Add olive oil and allow it to become hot.

Step 4: Add the roast and sear each side for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly brown.

Step 5: Add bay leaves for extra aroma.

Step 6: Transfer the roasts into the prepared slow cooker and top with the bay leaves.

Step 7: In the Dutch oven, add the beef stock, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and rosemary. Allow the mixture to boil and stir from time to time.

Step 8: Scrape the bottom to get those toasted bits.

Step 9: Remove from the heat and transfer the mixture into the slow cooker.

Step 10: Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or 6 to 8 hours on a low setting. When the meat is fork-tender, turn off the slow cooker.

Step 11: Remove the bay leaves and break the roast into small chunks. Discard the layers of fat.

Step 12: Sprinkle parsley on top.

Step 13: Serve as is or with gravy. Enjoy!

Notes:

You don’t need to sear the roast. You can just toss everything into the slow cooker.

You can also cook this dish on the stove. It may be a little time consuming though compared to a slow cooker.

You can use red wine instead of balsamic vinegar.

Try adding carrots, potatoes, and fresh onions. It’s something to try!