11 January, 2017
Balsamic Pot Roast – Crockpot
This is a great quick crockpot option for dinner!
It is also a nice option for that can be down sized for 2!
I bought a nice 2 1/2 pound Roast, cut it in half and the sauce in half and put it the 4 quart with some tiny adorable red potatoes and some baby carrots! 7-ish hours later – after a full day of skiing… Woop! Dinner was served!
4 Quart Crockpot
that’s it! you can do this!
- 2-2 1/2 pounds Beef Chuck Roast
- 1/2 tsp Beef Broth Crystals, 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce (aminos for gluten free)
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes (or more)
- 3 Cloves of Fresh Garlic, pressed
- Zest of 1/2 an Orange
- Red Potatoes, washed
- Baby Carrots
- Place meat and potatoes into crock pot and turn on low heat. Whisk together all the other ingredients and pour over the top of the meat. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
To make this recipe into 2 meals – prep the sauce as instructed.
Cut the meat in half, seperate the sauce into 2 (approx 1 cup per)
Place 1/2 the meat and the sauce in a freezer bag, or food saver and save for another day!
Day prior or Day of
Wash the red potatoes and place around edge of the crockpot, leave a spot for the carrots and put them in too. Place the meat in the middle.
If you put the meat and potatoes and carrots together the night before, let the crock come up to room temp for 30min to an hour.
Pour sauce over the top of the meat and veggies, and turn on low for 6-8 hours.
Verdict – hubby isn’t a shredded meat fella (texture thing… or some business he tries to sell me), but for this dish, he is. The more surface texture to sop up the yummies, the better! Cut in half it is about 2 largish servings. Obviously – double up for more people, and up to a 6 quart crockpot!
Options – mix up your veggies, green beans, cauliflower, carrot slices… whatever you like.
Want it even easier – keep a bag of frozen veggies on hand to toss in when you make this dish!
The marinade/sauce is versitile and you an up the head, add other spices, mix it up!
If you give this recipe a try, let me know how yours came out and what you thought via comment or shoot me a message.