Evan’s Pure Paleo-Organic Pot Roast

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About the Recipe:

This recipe is my attempt to turn my mother’s excellent-tasting pot roast, which unfortunately was made with lots of commercially grown and preservative-filled ingredients, into a purely organic and natural recipe. I just cooked it for the first time, and I feel it is up to snuff. Mom’s recipe has always been great-tasting, so I wanted to try to reproduce the flavors without all the unnatural ingredients. I think I succeeded beyond my hopes. This has a deeper and richer flavor than her original, and is made with excellent all natural ingredients. I even used grass-fed beef for the pure Paleo Diet result.

Ingredients:

  1. 3-6 lbs boneless grass-fed roast (Chuck Roast or Tri Tip is nicely marbled, and has good fat content for roasting – leaner cuts are generally not as good for this recipe)
  2. 1 12oz box Pacific Natural Foods Organic Cream of Mushroom Condensed Soup
  3. 1 16oz box Pacific Natural Foods Organic French Onion Soup
  4. 2tsp Organic Better Than Bouillon Mushroom Base
  5. 2tsp Organic Better Than Bouillon Beef Base
  6. 2tsp Organic Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base
  7. 16oz filtered or purified water
  8. 1 large organic yellow onion
  9. 8-12 oz Crimini mushrooms (You may substitute any mushrooms you like here, I prefer Crimini)
  10. Walnut or Olive Oil
  11. Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb All Natural Salt-Free Seasoning Blend (or any seasoning blend you prefer that is natural and salt-free)
  12. Tri-color peppercorns in grinder
  13. Optional: 6-12 medium organic carrots
  14. Optional: 6-12 small organic red potatoes (this will make the recipe non-Paleo, but is okay for Paleo-Athlete diets)
  15. Note: Organic ingredients are especially critical on carrots and potatoes. Commercially grown varieties are usually covered and soaked in pesticides and other toxic stuff. You may use any dense veggies or roots as a substitute, or nothing at all. These simply provide a gravy-soaked accompaniment to the meat, and are not required.

Directions:

  1. Rinse and slice the mushrooms into thick slices.
  2. Peel and dice the onion.
  3. Place a small amount of walnut or olive oil in a pan or wok, and stir fry the onions and mushrooms together, seasoning with ground tri-color peppercorns and Mrs. Dash seasoning to taste.
  4. Stir ingredients 2-7 together in a medium saucepan while warming over low heat. It needs to be warm or hot, and stirred well, but should not be brought to a simmer or boil. Make sure that Bouillon and Condensed Soup are well mixed.
  5. Mix the ingredients from Steps 3 and 4 together
  6. Put frozen pot roast (up to 3-6 lbs of it) in deep roasting pan.
  7. Pour gravy over meat.
  8. Lift meat to be sure gravy goes under.
  9. Optional: Arrange carrots (cut into approximately 1 inch slices) and/or small potatoes around meat between meat and pan.
  10. Cover pan with foil.  If preparing the night before, put the pan with foil in the refrigerator to marinate overnight.  Marinating overnight will significantly improve the flavors and is recommended.
  11. Preheat oven to 250F and bake foil-covered roast in roasting pan for 4-6 hours (depends on thickness and cut of meat – leaner and/or thicker needs longer, and more marbled and/or thinner needs less).  Open oven and lift foil every hour to check roast. If gravy is getting too thick, or roast is getting dry on top, add a little water and/or baste the top of the roast with a large ladle or spoon.
  12. Turn heat to 300-350 for additional 2-3 hours. Check every hour at minimum. It can be easy to overdo the roast at the end. The added heat is used primarily to condense the gravy, so if the gravy is fine for you when thinner, then this step may not be needed, and the oven can be left at 250 until done.
  13. Alternative cooking method: Cook on low in a crock pot for 4-6 hours, turning up to medium for the last 3 hours. Be sure to check roast at least every hour to make sure gravy is not dehydrating as it cooks. Add water as necessary.
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