Today I am sharing one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. I have been making this for over 10 years!
I have made it with both beef and pork roasts. Both great! It is based on a recipe from Fix-It and Forget it, Recipes for Entertaining by Phyllis Pellman Good and Dawn J. Ranck. Not much to change when making it gluten free other than just ensuring the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and spices are safe.
Apple and Onion Pot Roast
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
3 pound beef or pork roast
1 cup of beef or chicken broth
2 Tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 large apple, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, sliced
3 sprigs of fresh thyme (optional)
2 Tablespoons of cornstarch
2 Tablespoons of water
1 Tablespoon of butter
In a measuring cup mix together broth, vinegar, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and brown roast on each side. Put roast into slow cooker. Pour broth mixture into the pan and scrape all the brown bits off the bottom. Add apple and onion to pan and stir for a couple of minutes then pour over the roast in the slow cooker. Add thyme sprigs, if using, and cook on low for 5-7 hours. Remove the roast and onions. Let sit for about 15 minutes. Strain the cooking liquid into a pan. Mix the water and cornstarch and then pour into the cooking liquid. Heat and whisk the gravy until thickened. Take off the heat and whisk in butter. Serve with mashed potatoes or polenta and a side of green beans or salad.
This is comfort food at its best!
There are so many great Fix-It and Forget-It cookbooks to help you expand your slow cooker repertoire. I also love Stephanie O’Dea’s cookbooks and food blog, http://www.ayearofslowcooking.com/. Every recipe I have made from her site has been delicious and they are gluten free!
Here are some of my past slow cooker recipes: