Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast
Serves 4
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  1. 3-4 lb chuck roast (the better the meat, the better the result)
  2. 3-4 C high quality beef broth
  3. 1/2 medium or 1 small onion, chopped
  4. 3-4 Tbsp olive oil
  5. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  7. 1 tsp rosemary (or to taste)
  8. 1 tsp thyme (or to taste)
  9. bay leaf
  10. kosher salt
  11. freshly ground black pepper
  1. Cut the chuck roast into generous portion-sized pieces. Dust with salt and pepper to taste. Add olive oil to a pan. When the oil is very hot, sear on each side for 1-2 minutes. You will probably need to do this in batches to prevent the temperature from dropping too much. Add prepared meat to slow cooker.
  2. In the same oil, sautée the onion. When done, evenly distribute among meat in slow cooker.
  3. Add broth to slow cooker until meat is mostly covered, but not completely submerged. Add garlic, rosemary, thyme, and bay leaf evenly over mixture.
  4. Cook on high 5-6 hours, until meat is tender and all connective tissues have dissolved. Any remaining fat deposits should be soft.
  5. You can make gravy from the roasting liquid, if desired.