We had this last night and it was wonderful!
- 1 whole 3 -4 Pound Chuck Roast
- olive oil and butter
- Salt And Pepper, to taste
- 2 whole Onions, Quartered
- 1-½ cup Baby Carrots
- 1 cup Baby Portobello Mushrooms, Sliced Thick
- 4 cloves Garlic, Thinly Sliced
- ½ cups Balsamic Vinegar
- ½ cups Beef Broth
- ¼ cups Tomato Sauce
- 2 cups Fresh Blueberries
Drizzle 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over chuck roast and generously salt and pepper.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Then add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and a tablespoon of butter.
Cut two onions in quarters and cut 6 carrots into 2-inch slices (you can peel them, but you don’t have to). When the oil in the pot is very hot (but not smoking), add in the onions, browning them on one side and then the other. Remove the onions to a plate. Add the carrots into the same pot and toss them around a bit until slightly browned, about a minute or so. Add a little more olive oil if necessary and add mushrooms and sliced garlic. Stir everything until the mushrooms just begin to brown, then remove to a plate.
If needed, add a bit more olive oil to the pot. Place the meat in the pan and sear it for about a minute on all sides until evenly browned. Remove the roast to a plate.
With the burner still on high, add balsamic vinegar and beef broth to deglaze the pan, scraping the bottom with a whisk to get all the brown bits up. Add tomato sauce and blueberries. Bring to a boil and lower the heat to a simmer. Allow the berries to cook for about 3 – 4 minutes until they plump, then using the back of your spoon mash some of the berries.
Place the roast in crockpot and pour sauce over top. Cook 4 hours on high. This was the very best roast we've ever had (aside from the roast we made on the woodstove)