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´┐╝Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast & Veggies

Loads of veggies and just the right amount tender beef. Comes together quickly with clean and delicious ingredients. Will sure to be a family favorite.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Course crockpot, Dinner, slow cooker
Cuisine American
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Slow cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1.5 lbs stew meat
  • 1 lb carrots regular or rainbow
  • 1 lb baby potatoes
  • 1 pack celery
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 3 cloves minced garlic or 1 tbs
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbs salt pink or sea salt
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder for browning meat
  • Plus salt & pepper for browning meat

Instructions
 

  • Pull out all of your ingredients.
  • Wash and chop veggies into big chunks.
  • *You do not need to peel the carrots.
  • Add chopped veggies to crockpot in order of carrots, celery and potatoes.
  • Save the celery ends and add to the crockpot, this adds flavor to the broth.
  • Add 4 cups of filtered water and minced garlic to veggies.
  • Brown stew meat on stove top (in cast iron if you have one) with extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Add meat and juices from cooking to the slow cooker.
  • Add 1tbs salt, balsamic vinegar and bay leaves.
  • Set to low and cook for 6 hours.
  • Serve in large bowl or pull out separately.
  • Top with coarse sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
Keyword pot roast, stew, veggie loaded