Slow Cooker French Onion Roast

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French Onion Pot Roast

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Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: MainDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 lb chuck roast

  • 2 large white onions cut into rings

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 3 tsp minced garlic

  • 8 oz tomato sauce

  • .5 tsp thyme

  • 1 tbs worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar

  • Optional cornstarch slurry: 2 tbs cornstarch, 2 tbs water


  • Cut onions into rings, set aside.
  • Make the sauce in a medium size bowl: Add in the broth, garlic, tomato sauce, thyme, worcestershire and red wine vinegar.
  • In the slow cooker, put in half of the onions and half of the sauce.
  • Place in your your chuck roast and season with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • Add the remainder of the onions and liquid.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • You can serve it as is now, but if you want to thicken the gravy continue on.
  • Thickening the gravy (additional 10 – 20 minutes)
  • Remove the meat and onions to a separate dish and shred it.
  • Set the crockpot on high temp.
  • Make a cornstarch slurry by mixing equal parts cornstarch and water in a little bowl and pour it into the broth.
  • Stir well and add meat & onions back in.
  • continue to cook additional 10 – 20 minutes.
  • I ike to serve it over mashed potatoes with a side salad!

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  1. Hi,
    Love your recipes!
    Watched one of your videos where you used roasted cream of mushroom soup but cannot find the recipe. Can you pass on which recipe it was?

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