Are you ready to uplevel your traditional pot roast dinner? This Apple Cider Pot Roast is not only simple to make, but is also flavorful and healthy!
Apple Cider Pot Roast
I don’t know about you, but I I love the smell of a good old fashioned pot roast slow cooking all day. What I also enjoy is when I have a busy day with no time to cook dinner yet it cooks itself while I go about my busy day!
The best part of this recipe (aside from being an easy crock pot meal) is the onions! They really make this recipe along with the apple cider flavor. The combination of the two is like none other.
Definitely do not skip the onions and feel free to even add in a few more!
You are in luck with this apple cider pot roast recipe as there is really only one item need outside of ordinary kitchen gadgets and that is a crock pot. Many people have them already, but if you don’t, I like this crock pot on Amazon. It is simple, inexpensive, and works well!
How to Keep a Pot Roast Moist and Tender
If you have time, I highly recommend you sear each side of the roast. This is not required with this recipe because the pot roast will turn out tender, regardless. However, if you have a few extra moments, you can sear each side and that locks in the moisture ensuring a moist roast each and every time!
Just a side note about tenderness. There is a surefire way of making any pot roast, pork dish, or literally anything stay tender and that is the use of the Instant Pot. And if you don’t believe me, go make these Instant Pot Pork Chops and report back! We all know pork can be fickle when it comes to staying moist and keeping its tenderness. But not this one!
This apple cider pot roast can easily be made in the Instant Pot as well. Sear all sides first and the cooking time is approximately 60 minutes. Slow release at the end!
How to Make Apple Cider Pot Roast
Place the onion in the bottom of a slow cooker. Season the roast with salt and pepper to taste, and place it with the fat side down in the slow cooker.
In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients, and then pour over the roast.
Cook on high for 6 hours.
What to Eat With an Apple Cider Pot Roast
The great thing about most pot roast dinners is that you really don’t need a side dish. But I happen to love adding things to my plate! Here are a few of my favorites:
Herbed Skillet Bread
Not only is this pot roast super simple to make, but this gluten free herbed skillet bread is the perfect side dish to make right alongside it. Dip it in the sauce or douse it in butter! Either way, YUM!
I don’t know what it is about asparagus, but it goes surprisingly well with this apple cider pot roast. This garlic parmesan asparagus is the recipe I use!
Yum Yum Rice
One thing I love to do with pot roasts is to serve it over rice and pour the extra liquid into the rice. You can start with plain rice or even use this gluten free yum yum rice to get a bit of extra flavor.
A delicious bowl of greens can go nicely with any dinner, but especially this crock pot roast! I would suggest a tasty low carb Caesar salad or a mix of your favorite greens topped with this hot harissa vinaigrette that only requires 5 minutes of prep time. Score!
Other Fun Sides
If you want to get a plate full of health benefits from some delicious sweet potatoes, then be sure to make a batch of these air fryer sweet potato wedges. Your body will thank you!
How to Store
This apple cider roast can easily be stored in an airtight glass container in the fridge for a few days. I’ve even been known to put the entire crockpot into the fridge (shhh!!!) with the lid!
You can warm it up in the crockpot, over the stove or in the microwave. Speaking from experience, though, do not try to warm it up in the crockpot over the stove. Trust me…. Don’t try it!
Other Beef Recipes You Might Enjoy
If you are looking for a very rich, authentic Indonesian dish, you definitely need to try this beef rendang. Or what about a simple weeknight staple dinner that is low in sugar? Give this keto beef stroganoff a try!
- 3-4 pound beef roast
- 1 cup apple cider
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons gluten free flour
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 onion quartered
- 1 teaspoons dried sage
- 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place the onion in the bottom of a slow cooker.
- Season the roast with salt and pepper to taste, and place it with the fat side down in the slow cooker.
- In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients, and then pour over the roast.
- Cook on high for 6 hours.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 722Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 272mgSodium: 217mgCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 69g