Amazingly tender, savory roast beef easily made in the slow-cooker with just 10 min prep. Delicious as pot roast or as a French-dip type sandwich! (Gluten-Free)
This is one of the best slow-cooker recipes I’ve ever made! It is so savory, so flavorful, and so easy to make.
▢1 3-4 pound boneless roast beef, chuck or round roast
▢2 tablespoons oil, I use avocado oil
▢salt & pepper
▢1 ½ cups beef broth, divided
▢¾ cup balsamic vinegar
▢2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
▢2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
▢2 tablespoons honey
▢1 ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
▢4 cloves garlic, chopped
FOR SERVING: (OPTIONAL)
▢Toasted GF buns
▢Provolone cheese or blue cheese crumbles, or both!
In a large skillet, heat the oil until shimmering over medium-high heat. Season the outside of the roast generously with salt and pepper. Brown the roast on all sides. (You can skip this step, but I think it makes a huge difference and makes the flavor even better!)
Transfer the roast to the slow-cooker. There should be some brown pieces in the bottom of the skillet now. Over medium heat, pour in ½ cup of beef broth to deglaze the pan, scraping up the brown bits. Pour the liquid into the slow-cooker.
Add the remaining ingredients to the slow-cooker. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
Shred the beef into chunks with a fork, removing any pieces of fat. Serve as a pot roast with your favorite sides or on toasted buns with the liquid for dipping. Enjoy!
My favorite gluten-free buns are from Trader Joe’s. Be sure to use gluten-free balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and beef broth (not all of these ingredients are GF!) in this recipe. Sometimes I cut my chuck roasts in half when I buy them and they usually end up being around 1.5lbs. If you use a smaller roast, half the sauce.