Simple Slow-Cooked Perfect Pot Roast
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 3-4 lb Chuck Roast
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 large white onion, peeled and quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4-5 whole carrots, chopped into 1" pieces
  • 15-20 baby red potatoes
  • 2-3 sprigs each fresh thyme and rosemary
  • 1 quart low sodium beef stock
  • Optional 1 cup red wine
  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  1. For all the steps below, either place ingredients into a slow cooker and cook immediately, or put into a gallon-sized ziplock bag to refrigerate overnight.
  2. Season the roast generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Quarter a large white onion and peel off the skin.
  4. Quickly peel 4 cloves of garlic by smashing them with a hard object.
  5. Cut unpeeled carrots into 1-inch pieces.
  6. Pierce each baby red potato with a fork a couple times.
  7. Season everything with 1 tablespoon each salt and pepper. Add a couple sprigs each of fresh thyme and rosemary.
  8. Cover everything with a quart of low sodium beef stock, and an optional cup of red wine.
  9. Cook on low heat for 8 hours, or on high heat for 4 hours.
  10. After that time passes, shred the beef and add the green beans, and continue to cook on low 15-20 minutes until the green beans are done.
Recipe by Ally's Cooking at