Sweet and Tangy Chuck Roast

Servings 4 Serves


  • 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, quickly sear the roast (for 30 seconds to 1 minute per side).
  • Place chopped onion in a slow cooker then place seared roast on top.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (apple juice through salt) till fully combined; pour over roast in slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or until beef is fork-tender.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed broccoli spears and Faux-Tay-Toes (steam cauliflower till tender; drain; mash with a little ghee (or olive oil) and salt and pepper to taste till you get a mashed potatoes texture).
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