Christmas – Crock Pot – Pot Roast, paleo

Christmas I served 2 types of Pot Roast… The idea was that one would be spicier (not hot just w/ paprika and ginger) that the kids wouldn’t like, and another that was simply red wine & meat.  Both were eaten completely, so all in all a success and the winner by hands was the paprika and ginger version.  My adapted recipes are below for your enjoyment, and my future use!

Beef Tangine with Butternut Squash!

2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (2-pound) beef shoulder roast (whole; grain-fed is best)

1 tablespoon coconut oil

4 shallots, quartered
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
3 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1.2 pounds)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add beef; toss well to coat.
  2. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef and shallots; cook 4 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  3. Pour in broth and tomatoes into Crock Pot set at Low
  4. Add meat and all the liquids to the crock pot
  5. Cook at least 9 hours
  6. Add squash about 2 hours before serving time

Keep Crock Pot covered!

The other Crock-Pot was similar … I seared that meat with bacon fat and used a cheap red wine instead of chicken broth.  I also used carrots, potatoes, and shallots.  (Shallots I added right away, quartered.  The carrots, potatoes, and celery were added 4 hours before).  Extras I roasted in the oven – AWESOME w/ a little bit of olive oil, balsamic, and spices!

That’s it … enjoy.  No pictures because everyone devoured every last bit!




About J.D.

Passionate about CrossFit, mindset, bettering each other, technology, and the intersection of cybersecurity with products. The online views and posts represent my journey of discovery and learning.
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