Cajun Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe
Tender, spicy pot roast makes a comforting family dinner.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
- 3 1/2 lbs chuck roast -trim off the extra fat
- 2-3 tablespoons cajun seasoning (Tony Chacheres is good)
- 1/2 cup carrots - diced
- 1/2 cup celery - sliced
- 1 cup onion - chopped
- 4 garlic cloves - minced
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 2 cups beef broth
Rub the seasoning into the meat on all surfaces and set aside.
Heat about 2 tablespoons of the oil in your pan until shimmering.
Add the vegetables and garlic but do not crowd - do it in two batches if necessary.
When the vegetables blacken slightly around the edges turn them and caramelize on the other side.
Remove the vegetables from the pan and add a little more oil.
Sear the meat well on all sides.
Remove the meat from the pan and deglaze it with red wine, scraping the bottom and sides until all of the bits that are stuck on are loosened.
Add the beef broth and reduce by 1/4.
Add the vegetables to the slow cooker, place the meat on top, and pour the wine mixture over all.
Slow cook for eight to ten hours on low.
Serve with rice.