What’s your favorite condiment? Seriously think about this. If you’re stranded on an island, destined to eat sand and leaves the rest of your life but in true Hunger Games style, you have a sponsor that can donate ONE condiment, what would you request? Mine would be mayo. No question. My husband’s would be A1 steak sauce. So this A1 inspired slow cooker beef roast is obviously right up his ally.
Let me tell you about this guy. We will go months without going on a date and FINALLY snag a babysitter (actually monitor-sitter because in reality, our kid is already asleep. Easiest 50 bucks a high school sitter has ever made…) and splurge at the best steakhouse in town. Once that beautiful hunk of meat is served, he’ll ask for a bottle of A1. The look of sheer and utter offense on our waiter’s face is priceless. But that’s my man, he needs his A1.
Because I love him (
sometimes most of the time), I decided to create an A1 inspired beef dish just for him. And just for me, I decided the recipe must be super easy, and done in my trusty slow cooker.
Despite having a disgusting large stash A1 bottles in our pantry (heaven forbid we are ever out), I wanted to create a family-winning dinner without all the preservatives. Real food meals. Totally my jam. Mmmm jam, another condiment that rocks my world….
Not only is this protein-packed meal insanely flavorful, it’s paleo, whole30, low-carb, and highly approved (by the A1 guy of course). A1 inspired slow cooker beef roast with blistered tomatoes MUST be on next week’s menu. Trust me on this one. Don’t skip the tomatoes either, even the meat-loving, veggie-hating man in your life will appreciate the flavor flair the tomatoes add to this dish.
Replicating A1 sauce is easier than you’d think. Maybe even easier than monitor-sitting! All you need are a few kitchen stables – an orange, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, tomato paste, and coconut aminos (or soy sauce if you aren’t concerned about this being a paleo dish).
Simply combine the liquid ingredients and pour all over the beef chuck roast. Then combine the tomato paste and dijon together and smother it over the top of the roast. Add those pretty ‘lil tomatoes and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Told you it was easy!!!
Serve the meat by itself or with a big side of mashed potatoes for a totally filling, out-of-this-world, amazing meal the man and littles in your life will love!
- 2-3 pounds beef chuck roast
- ¼ cup coconut aminos
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- juice of ½ orange
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 pint of grape tomatoes
- *Optional: fresh basil to garnish
- Place the beef chuck roast in the bottom of a large slow cooker
- Combine the liquid ingredients and pour all over the beef chuck roast. Then combine the tomato paste and dijon together and smother it over the top of the roast.
- Add the tomatoes to the sides of the roast.
- Cook low for 4-6 hours