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RECIPE: Everyone's Happy Beef Roast

written by

Sarah Hayes

posted on

April 3, 2020


We are all home and cooking in new and unprecedented ways.  Roasts and crock pot meals offer the chief cook a great way to make a lot of food for their effort.  Once the meal is cooked, it can easily stay warm and available for your herd of kitchen grazers. 


  • 1 3-5 lb roast.  We recommend a beef Chuck Roast for fall apart deliciousness, an Arm Roast for a leaner option, or try a Top Round Roast and you can slice up the leftovers for sandwiches.
  • 1 bottle wine
  • 1 quart broth
  • Spices to taste; salt, pepper and cayenne are great
  • 2 medium onions
  • Other veggies (carrots, mushrooms, etc)


  1. Thaw roast in fridge. 
  2. Season roast with salt, pepper, and your favorite spices (I like cayenne). Let it come to room temperature.
  3. Using a skillet on the stove top, sear all sides of the roast to maximize flavors!
  4. Put in a Dutch oven or crock pot. Add wine, broth, half onions. Bake at 270°F for 1 hr per lb. of meat.  Or cook on low setting of your crock pot. 
  5. Sauté, and add remaining veggies. 
  6. Eat immediately or allow to warm until the mood strikes.
  7. NOTE: To make this meal easier for self-serving, when fully cooked, remove the roast, shred the meat into bit sized portions, and add the meat back to the pot.  Everyone's happy!

Don't skip the sear

Searing your roast before you add it to the pot will enhance the flavor of the meat.  Add a thin layer of your favorite oil to your skillet and get the oil nice and HOT.  Place the meat on one side and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes.  The best technique is to avoid moving it around, and don't flip it until it is golden brown.  Sear each side until the entire roast is golden brown.

A Top Round roast, seasoned and ready for searing.

I hope you enjoy!

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