Easy Crock Pot Roast

Moderate
Serves 4-6
None Specified
Ingredients: 

3 cups water

1 (1.5 oz.) pkg. Demi-Glace Gold® Classic French Demi-Glace

1/2 cup flour

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. coarse ground black pepper

1 (3 lb.) Akaushi chuck shoulder

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 cup finely diced onion

1 cup finely diced carrot

1 cup finely diced celery

1/4 cup tomato paste

1 cup dry red wine (or 1 additional cup beef stock)

5 sprigs fresh thyme

3 sprigs fresh parsley

Instructions: 

In medium saucepan, combine water and demi-glace; simmer, stirring occasionally, until dissolved (about 5 min.). In large zipper-closure food storage bag, combine flour, salt and pepper; add roast, shaking to coat evenly. Reserve unused flour. In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat; brown roast about 8 min. Turn; continue browning an additional 8 min. Remove roast from pan; arrange in crockpot. Sauté vegetables with tomato paste in skillet about 5 min., stirring to loosen browned on bits of roast. Sprinkle reserved flour over vegetables; stir until coated. Add vegetables, beef stock, wine and fresh herbs to crockpot. Cover; cook on HIGH 5-6 hrs. or LOW 10-12 hrs.