#tastytuesday - pot roast and coleslaw

i figured i would at least help you guys out and give you some ideas for paleo-friendly lunch ideas.

i got this idea from the sale of pot roast at my local grocer. and by local i mean the biggest and best grocery store in the area. and i only buy stuff on sale. i try to buy the recommended 'grass-fed' and 'free-range' but sometimes my wallet doesn't allow me too. so i just get what i get. you get what you get. meet back here. with a pot roast. and some coleslaw.

pot roast
serves like a whole weeks worth of lunch and some dinner for one

1 roast [i used a 3 lb one]
salt and pepper
olive oil
large onion
green chile pepper [i used green poblano...the dark green one]
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. cumin
4-6 cap fulls of apple cider vinegar [your call--i LOVE it. so more is better]

1. heat some olive oil in a pan and sear each side of the roast quickly. you aren't cooking it. you're keeping the juice in. don't use a fork. use tongs. you don't want to poke holes in it silly!
2. transfer the roast to your crockpot
3. add in chopped onion and diced pepper. sprinkle all spices over the roast. don't worry about getting it all over. it'll work. add in the vinegar and pour just enough water to cover 1.5" of the roast.
4. cook on high for 4 hours. make sure water is always at the bottom.
5. turn to low for 2-4 hours. you want to cook it until it is so tender. you got this.
6. remove from crockpot and flake apart with two forks.
7. save the juice. you'll want that. for dipping. for beef broth. for your protein shakes in the morning.


1 bag of pre-cut coleslaw mix [no dressing included/needed]
apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper

1. mix it all together. you know how you like your coleslaw. you might like it soupy [like me] or you might like it as if you are eating mayo with a little cabbage [gross...just skip the cabbage next time]. i would say my mix is 1/2 c. mayo. 2 cap fulls of acv, a couple shakes of cumin, s&p with half the bag of cabbage mix. don't make it all at once or else it gets soggy and mixes colors. which isn't as pretty.

eat them together.

it's like bbq. but without the bbq sauce. and without the bun.

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