Easy Peasy Pot Roast

IMG_5915For nights when you don’t have the time or energy to make a complex meal (most nights for moms), this is a great recipe to have in your bag of tricks. It’s delicious, cheap and SUPER EASY. Bonus: it makes a ton of meat and it’s versatile, so you can enjoy eating the leftovers without getting totally bored.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. 3-ish lb beef chuck roast
  2. 1 package of onion soup mix
  3. 1/3 cup soy sauce
  4. Water
  5. Pepper

Here’s what will make it extra good:

  1. 1 cup of red wine
  2. 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  3. Garlic salt


Whisk together the soy sauce and onion soup mix inside of the slow cooker. Add the chuck roast, top with the garlic and garlic salt/pepper. Pour in the red wine and 5-ish cups of water (depending on how thick your roast is; the goal is to submerge the meat). Cook on low for 10 hours.

Your house is going to smell like heaven while it’s cooking and when it’s done, the meat should fall apart when probed with a fork. I like to be extra scrappy and save all of the excess liquid – I store it in mason jars and freeze it for later. Beef stew anyone?

We’ve eaten the meat as-is with yummy sides, but we’ve also used it to create French dip sandwiches and beef stroganoff. The possibilities are endless really. Hope you enjoy! xo

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