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

Preparation

  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!

Best,

James

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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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