Crock Pot Roast Beef Dinner

Get a head start on dinner with this fresh Crock Pot Roast Beef  dinner, made with carrots and a wine broth. Cooked in a crock pot for hours, to perfection!

Crock Pot Roast Beef

Happy Monday, Friends!

I especially like the idea of planning your meal earlier in the day, so at the end of the day, there’s plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely meal, to slow down, make real connections with people, and just serve those around us in a simple way. On Mondays, I get excited for cooking!

A simple way for me to linger and savor, especially at the end of the day, is to use my crock pot earlier in the day for easy meals. Our crock pot has been put to use all summer long, for chicken, pork, tacos, soups, and more.

It’s the best and easiest kind of cooking!

Crock Pot Roast Beef

Crock Pot Roast Beef Dinner

It only takes a few minutes to prepare this meal today: I braised a roast beef, and added in veggies and a wine broth, added the lid on top, and walked away …

If you’re stumped by kind of cut to buy, here are 3 cuts that I feel makes the best meal: Chuck, brisket, or round roast.

Crock Pot Roast Beef

Hours later, the house was smelling so good.

Lingering

Lingering feels like something Americans aren’t really allowed to do, because we so reward busyness. I hate scurrying to get dinner on the table. Sometimes there is no choice, but when I have the chance, I really like to prepare, think ahead, and enjoy the process …

It’s humbling for me to be in this space and time right now, in our mountain home. I feel blessed beyond words, and I’m far less distracted. So I am still learning about the art of lingering, and leaving busyness behind. Personally, I feel that it is something that women particularly have to work at. And once you “get it,” you’re right back into the frying pan with so much to do.

Hand raised!

Crock Pot Roast Beef

Last night, after our roast beef dinner, our tummies were full, and we headed to the local (free) concert, with our dog and oldest son.

Crock Pot Roast Beef

The night was magical. We were the last ones to leave, the air was so warm, the sky so beautiful, my husband and I cuddled together in the center of the grassy field, as the sun went down.

I want more of this in life! It doesn’t just happen. You have to say no, set things aside, change plans, say yes, forget about your “to do” list, so you don’t miss the moments like these.

Crock Pot Roast Beef

Crock Pot Roast Beef Dinner

Yield: 6-8

Prep Time: 20 minutes + 2 hours

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 pound beef chuck roast
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into small 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 3-4 large carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (leave a few sprinkles out for garnish)
  • 2 cups of beef stock
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan and sear the roast on each side, for about 2 minutes per side, until nicely browned.
  2. Place in a crock pot; heavily salt and pepper.
  3. Place the bacon on top, add the onions and carrots.
  4. Mix the garlic, thyme, beef stock, wine, and vinegar together. Pour over the top of the beef and vegetables. Salt and pepper again; sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  5. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours.

Several readers have asked about the Q Squared Dishes above. It’s the Bella Donna Collection, which we’ve used all summer, and will be really pretty for fall, too!

Crock Pot Roast Beef Dinner

7 comments

  1. Yum. Love a good roast! HS soccer season is starting up and so I need to start thinking about utilizing my crockpot a bit more often. It is true how we rush through our meals and everything else for that matter.

  2. Love this – especially the added bacon!

  3. My inner child is jumping up and down with joy!!! Love this!

  4. I want to linger in your back yard with a big plate of this goodness!

  5. This is so beautiful!   Love the ease of the crockpot.  And I am SO jealous of your new mountain home.  I grew up in the mountains in a super tiny town and there’s so much I miss about that life.  Enjoy it!

  6. Thanks for the reminder to make this for a Sunday dinner. Sundays are for comfort food and family!

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