There’s a local farmer who sells monthly meat boxes through co-ops and at the farmers market. Even though it’s a bit pricey, I love it because I can buy a box and get a variety of pork, beef, lamb, and eggs and not have to think about it too much!
One of the items that’s been sitting in my freezer is something called English Roast. I wasn’t really sure what it was, but thanks to my friend Google I discovered it’s perfect for pot roast. Which is great, because this time of year I LOVE to use my slow cooker!
Again thanks to my friend Google, I came across a delicious recipe for Spiced Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Tomatoes from Life’s Ambrosia. With a few tweaks here and there it turned out to be a very flavorful and simple treatment for the English roast that had been sitting in my freezer.
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp chipotle powder (I didn’t have this on hand so I substituted cayenne/red pepper)
- 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 3 pound beef chuck roast (can also use venison roast or, as I did, an English roast)
- 2 tbsp olive oil (omit if not searing the roast before putting in the slow cooker)
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 2 1/2 cans beef broth (can substitute any broth here, I didn’t have beef broth on hand so I used a chicken bone broth)
- 2 (14.5) cans diced tomatoes (I used the last of the fresh tomatoes that I had on hand from my CSA. I just chopped up what I thought would be the equivalent of two cans. It’s a pretty forgiving recipe so don’t sweat it too much)
- Combine the spices and rub all over the roast.
- You can sear the roast before adding it to the slow cooker but honestly, I’ve never been able to tell the difference and since I’m usually not quite awake in the morning when I put things in the slow cooker I usually skip this step. I also really, really like to use a slow cooker liner (which is probably bad because of the plastic but we choose our battles).
- Place onion on the bottom of the slow cooker, roast on top, and then pour the remaining ingredients over top of that.
- About 8 hours later it’s done! You can remove the tomatoes, onions, and some of the juice and reduce it down to make a sort of tomato gravy, but DH and I were starving so we skipped that step and just ate the tomatoes alongside the roast.
The Verdict: It was delicious! I love how it makes the whole house smell warm and cozy. Sometimes roasts can turn out kind of bland, but the spices really took this up a notch. DH approved it as well.
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