Classic Slow Cooker Pot Roast for Babies and Family Too!

When I would make this recipe for my family when my kids were younger, they would wonder why it was called pot roast when I was using the slow cooker. They also wondered what type of meat a “pot roast” could be.  I never told them what kind of meat I used.  I just let their imaginations take over.

Slow Cooker Size: 6 quarts (5.7 l); oval

❄ Freezes well.

? B vitamins, including folate, and A, C, and E, plus iron, calcium, magnesium, fiber, and protein H

? This recipe contains wheat, which is considered to be highly allergenic for some people. If you or anyone in your family has a history of food allergies, please be sure to contact your pediatrician about offering your baby foods that may be allergenic

Classic Slow Cooker Pot Roast for Babies and Family Too!

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Age and Stage: 8 months+ | Stage Two or Three | Second and Third Foods and Beyond | 4-8 hours cooking time

Prep Time: minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 large carrots
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds [1.4 to 1.8 kg])
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 3 cups (710 ml) beef broth, divided
  • 1⁄4 cup (60 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 ounces (85 g, half of a small can) basil tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Recipe Instructions

  1. Wash, peel, and chop the carrots. Peel and dice the onions.
  2. Rinse the roast and pat dry with paper towels. Season on all sides with the pepper. In a skillet, heat the
  3. oil over medium-high heat. Add the roast and brown on all sides.
  4. Transfer the roast to the slow cooker. Add the carrots and onions. In a bowl or measuring cup, combine 1 cup of the broth with the Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste. Stir or whisk to combine. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker. Add the remaining 2 cups broth, garlic, thyme, and oregano and stir to combine.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours, or until a thermometer inserted in the center
  6. of the roast registers 160˚F (70˚C).

Recipe Notes

  1. Preparation and Storage for Baby
  2. Remove the beef and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing. Remove the carrots and onions and set aside to cool. Mash or puree the carrots as needed to serve to your baby. Slice a piece of the roast and then dice it into bite-size pieces or mash or puree to serve to baby.
  3. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days for babies, up to 5 days for adults and in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  4. For the Family - It’s a meal! Add a salad and warm pita or crusty bread.