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.
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? 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
- 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
- Wash, peel, and chop the carrots. Peel and dice the onions.
- Rinse the roast and pat dry with paper towels. Season on all sides with the pepper. In a skillet, heat the
- oil over medium-high heat. Add the roast and brown on all sides.
- 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.
- Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours, or until a thermometer inserted in the center
- of the roast registers 160˚F (70˚C).
- Preparation and Storage for Baby
- 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.
- 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.
- For the Family - It’s a meal! Add a salad and warm pita or crusty bread.