It seems like everyone’s lives are so busy these days, I know mine is. Finding time to cook can be challenging when I’m busy chasing after the 2 year old twins, Harper and Sadi. Actually keeping them safely out of the kitchen so I can cook is the biggest challenge! But now that my daughter Jenny and her sons, Dion and Devon, have moved back home with me preparing meals is a must. I usually cook dinner at least 4 nights a week, but now that they’re back we prepare 3 meals a day almost everyday.
In my life my Slow Cooker or Crock Pot has been a lifesaver! It really makes cooking dinner that much easier, toss everything in the pot in the morning, forget about it, and serve for dinner! One of my family’s favorite slow cooker dinners is Pot Roast.
It’s really the best way to make pot roast in my opinion. You can toss in just about any cut of meat, I like to use chuck roasts, and it turns out tender and juicy. For a bit of variety I like to add different herbs and spices to my pot roast. One of our favorites is this Italian Herb Pot Roast. We eat it with steamed white rice, but really it’s hearty enough to serve by itself, specially if you toss in lots of potatoes and other veggies.
Fresh herbs and Balsamic vinegar is the secret to this tasty pot roast. It’s a great way to use some of the herbs in my kitchen garden! If you don’t grown your own herbs you can buy some at your local farmer’s market or grocery store.
Here’s the recipe!
3-4 Pound Chuck Roast
3 Cups Beef Broth
1 Cube Beef Broth – crush and stir into the liquid in the pot
2 Cups Baby Carrots
1 Large Onion – cut in chunks
6-8 Small Yukon Gold Potatoes – scrubbed clean, cut in half
1 Sprig Fresh Rosemary
2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
2 Sprigs Fresh Oregano
3 Cloves Fresh Garlic – minced
1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbs. Sea Salt
Place all ingredients into a crock pot.
Cook over low heat for 8-10 hours.