Want a luscious, tender pot roast with beautiful gravy and veggies? Well here you go! Use your slow cooker/crock pot to make this Disney copycat recipe and bring restaurant quality right into your home.
3tbspvegetable oilI use coconut oil but use what you like
3lbsstew meata large package will do
Salt and pepper to taste
2cupscarrots baby, or chopped whole carrots
48 ozbeef broth
1cwineburgundy or Pino noir
Place oil in a large dutch oven over medium high heat. Add meat and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until just lightly seared. Remove meat and set aside.
Add butter to pot and allow to melt. Add in carrots, celery, onion, thyme, and garlic.
Cook (still over medium high heat), stirring from time to time, until veggies are near tender and onions begin to brown. Sprinkle flour over and stir to coat. Continue stirring until flour browns.
Stir in beef broth. Flour will immediately begin to loosen from vegetables and form a smooth, thick gravy. Stir in wine. Continue cooking and stirring for a few minutes until bubbly. Transfer to slow cooker. Add meat back in, cover, and cook on low 7-9 hours.
Wine Substitute: Since the wine's acidity helps tenderize the meat and adds to the flavor a good substitute to not lose those effects would be one cup of red grape juice and one tbsp white vinegar for each cup of wine :)