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Tangy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Tangy Pot Roast

Tangy Pot Roast

Diana Rattray
This flavorful pot roast is so easy to prepare, and it has lots of great flavor. Feel free to use beef broth instead of red wine in this delicious pot roast.


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast, about 3 to 4 pounds
  • 2 teaspoons Hungarian paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine, such as cabernet or pinot noir, or more beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 large onion, quartered, sliced
  • 1 large carrot, cut in 1/2-inch slices
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced


Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Generously sprinkle the roast all over with salt and pepper, then rub the paprika into all sides. Cook the roast for about 5 minutes on each side to brown.

Meanwhile, combine the broth, wine, tomato sauce, vinegar, and honey; set aside. Put the sliced onions, carrots, and garlic in the bottom of a 5 to 7-quart slow cooker.

Remove the roast from the heat and place it on the vegetables in the slow cooker. Pour the broth and wine mixture into the hot skillet and use a spatula to scrape up any browned bits; pour over the roast in the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Reduce to LOW and cook for 7 to 9 hours longer, or leave on HIGH and cook for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours longer. Serve with hot mashed potatoes and green beans or corn for a delicious and satisfying family meal.

Serves 8.

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 4 out of 5
Our family thought it was good., Member jakesjag

Our family liked this OK. They were not raving about it but they also asked for more. I used gallo cabernet sauvignon fro the wine. I wonder if a different type would give a different flavor. Perhaps others could post the type of wine they used. My beef was small - only about 1 1/2 pounds which was perfect for our family of 4. I did double the sauce and am glad I did. As others suggested I made gravy by adding some mixed corn starch and water.

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