I love cooking for my family and I find that it’s always easier for me to stay on some kind of healthy eating plan (as in, I don’t stand over the sink eating Rice Cakes and leftovers) if I actually plan ahead and make a meal. Truth be told though, my work schedule is pretty heavy and it’s hard to motivate at the end of the day… which is why I love a crock pot meal. I love throwing a bunch of stuff in my slow cooker and coming home to the complete meal.

Hope you guys like it as much as I do!

Here’s What You’ll Need

4 – 5 Lbs of Beef Chuck Roast

2 Cups of Beef Broth

1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar or Sugar Twin Brown Sugar Blend (I found a zero calorie one at Safeway)

1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar

1 Tbls of Soy Sauce

1 Tsp of Salt

1/4 Tsp of Red Pepper Flakes

3 Cloves of Fresh Garlic – Pressed

Zest of 1/2 an Orange

Red Potatoes – Washed

Place Meat and Potatoes into crock pot and turn on low heat. Whisk together all the other ingredients and pour over the top of the meat. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.


With love from the Trench Kitchen,