It might not look like much, but trust me. The flavor of this Organic French Onion Roast Beef is oh so delicious! The onions and thyme really infuse the roast with fantastic flavor.
I’ve made this Organic French Onion Roast Beef two different ways;
1) Sautee the onions and thyme in a skillet, sear the roast in the same skillet, then transfer to a slow cooker to cook for 6-8 hours.
You can also skip the sauteeing and searing, and place everything directly in a baking pan!
I’ve made it both ways. The slow-cooker method definitely LOOKS more appetizing since the onions are caramelized before placing on the roast. However, as much as I love my slow cooker, I think I prefer the roast baked in the oven.
Something about oven-roasting just enhances the flavor of the roast. Granted the meat was not as tender as it would have been if cooked in the slow cooker. But the flavor of the beef was worth the extra chewing effort required! 🙂
I usually use a grass-fed, bone-in chuck roast or arm roast. These are two of the more inexpensive cuts, and contains a fair amount of marbling/fat. But the fat is what makes it delicious! This roast came out tasting buttery and delicious! I was really amazed at how yummy it was! 🙂
Note; a regular chuck roast purchased from the grocery store does NOT have the flavor of grass-fed chuck roast. One of the things I love about buying organic foods is that you can buy more inexpensive foods since the food all tastes so much better than their conventionally produced counterparts!
Back to our Organic French Onion Roast Beef recipe. . .
But if you really want a recipe, here it is. . .
- One 3-5 lb. organic, grass-fed beef chuck roast
- 1 large organic onion, sliced
- 1 Tablespoon organic dried thyme
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place roast in a shallow baking dish.
- Sprinkle with thyme, salt, and pepper. Top with sliced onions.
- Cover with foil and bake at 325 for 4 hours.
- Alternate Slow Cooker Method
- Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a skillet, add sliced onions and sautee until browned.
- Add thyme and sautee for 5 seconds.
- Add chuck roast and sear on every side until browned.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Transfer to slow-cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on low.