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Cajun Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Tender, spicy pot roast makes a comforting family dinner.
Course Main
Cuisine Cajun
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 8
Author Marye Audet

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.