Tale As Old As Thyme Pot Roast

Servings 4 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic pressed
  • Ghee or use coconut oil
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5-oz.
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary crushed


  • Rub the surface of the roast evenly with salt, pepper and garlic.
  • Melt the ghee or coconut oil in a large skillet over high heat; add roast and sear on all sides till evenly browned (less than a minute per side); transfer to a large slow cooker.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the skillet and whisk up all of the browned bits from the bottom of the pan; pour mixture over the roast in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve sliced or shredded beef and sauce over Spaghetti Squash “Noodles” (halve squash lengthwise and place on a baking sheet lightly coated with ghee or coconut oil, cut sides down. Bake in a preheated 375-degree oven until tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly. Scoop out seeds, then, using a fork, scrape squash of its shell in long, thin (spaghetti-like) strands. Add a salad of mixed baby greens, sliced red onion and avocado, tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette.
NUTRITION: per serving: 447 Calories; 27g Fat; 29g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 99mg Cholesterol; 606mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 4 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 3 Fat. Points: 11
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