Slow Cooker English Roast

09 January 2012

I love using my crockpot in the winter and for days that we’re in a rush.  Having dinner all prepped and done by 10 am makes for a peaceful evening and my house smells so good all day!

  • 2-3 pound English Roast {aka chuck shoulder}
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 - 2 Tablespoons of Spices {I used salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, & a French spice mix}
  • 1 1/3 cups of red wine {my fave is Trader Joe’s Cabernet Sauvignon, at $3 a bottle you can’t beat the flavor for cooking!}
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic or cider vinegar

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Chop the white onion, one of the carrots, and four cloves of garlic and layer on the bottom of the slow cooker.

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Put the English roast on top and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and spices.

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Pour the wine, vinegar, & olive oil into the slow cooker, cover and turn on low.

Cook for 7-8 hours and enjoy!  I like to serve with potatoes and a vegetable or two.

12 comments:

Natalia Lynn said...

This looks delicious! I wish I had a slow cooker here, I would make this right away!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

This sounds SO tasty! I love slow cooker meals and have yet to try any beef in our new one [minus pot roast, you know the old standby] I will have to try this thank you for sharing!

Two Normal Moms said...

This looks awesome, especially with the wine and vinegar. Perfect timing, as I need something quick and easy this week. I'm picking up a roast today!

Sheila McGowan said...

We just got a new one. My husband wanted to make a chicken in it. Have you cook chicken in yours? Have any secrets to share on crock pot cooking? This is new me! But I think I will like it!

Sheila

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

That looks so good!

Anonymous said...

just bought a crock first meal made in it!

Anonymous said...

Simple and delicious. I cooked some fingerling potatoes and added them to the slow cooker for the last 30 minutes and everything was fantastic!!

Nellie Musignac said...

I just put this in the slow cooker this morning. We had a mix of veggies with young red potatoes, so in it all went. So far, it smells delicious!!

Anonymous said...

what size slow cooker do you use?

Michelle Albright-Peters said...

Hi Anon, my slow cooker is just the standard size, 6 quarts. I have this one from CrockPot, it's not programmable, but it's less than $30 and has been great for about 8 years:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003HF6PUO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003HF6PUO&linkCode=as2&tag=sowonsomar-20&linkId=B7YHSOIZQJJGFP7B

Anonymous said...

Do you put a frozen roast in. Or a thawed one?

Michelle Albright-Peters said...

Hi Anon, I used thawed, but I spouse you could marinate and freeze, then just as to the cooking time!

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