This Asian Style Slow Cooker Pot Roast Meal Prep will take pot roast to a whole new level. Tender, flavorful, and gluten-free!
If you love pot roast like we do, then you need to try this Asian Style Clow Cooker Pot Roast Meal Prep recipe. It will show you what pot roast is capable of, and then some. With a few simple spices, we have transformed your average pot roast into something that turns out tender, flavorful, and healthy.
Trust us, you want this recipe in your back pocket when it's cold. It's comfort food at its best, that stick-to-your-ribs kind of fare that fills you up without feeling heavy in your stomach.
How to Make Asian Slow Cooker Pot Roast
The slow cooker is of course the ultimate set-it-and-forget-it situation for making dinner. Totally hands off! There's one tiny step you take before everything goes into the slow cooker, and that just involves browning the chuck roast in a skillet to develop some flavor. Then, it gets added to the cooker along with all the other ingredients, which include stock, soy sauce, Chinese five-spice powder, a little sugar, and some onions. Of course.
How to Serve Asian Slow Cooker Pot Roast
This kind of recipe begs for rice to soak up the sauce that permeates the meat. You can do regular white or brown rice, or cauliflower rice if you're doing a low-carb diet.
The pot roast is also great with a side of something like carrots or green beans. or maybe mashed potatoes. That's classic. Pair it with your favorite side for a complete meal.
Asian Style Slow Cooker Pot Roast Meal Prep Ingredients
- 1 (32oz) chuck roast
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 cups beef stock
- ¼ cup coconut aminos (or swap for soy sauce)
- 4 garlic cloves, smashed
- 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 onions, chopped
- 6 carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 2 medium waxy potatoes, quartered
- Salt, to taste
How to Store Asian Style Slow Cooker Pot Roast Meal Prep
This pot roast will easily keep for 4 to 5 days in the fridge once you've prepped it. You can also freeze this dish easily and it will be good for up to 3 months. Make sure it's well-wrapped in an airtight container. Defrost it in the refrigerator or in a low-temperature oven (around 300 degrees F) until it's totally cooked through.
Substitutions and Alterations
Carrots, potatoes and onions are a staple for this kind of recipe, but other root vegetables would work too, such as parsnips or sweet potatoes.
Feel free to use coconut aminos if you are gluten-free and don't use soy sauce.
If you don't have five-spice powder, which is sometimes referred to as Chinese five-spice powder, or can't find it, you can make it yourself. Bring together equal parts of its ingredients, which include cinnamon, cloves, anise, peppercorns, and fennel. Ideally, this combination is best made when you grind it whole, but if you only have the pre-ground feel free to use that instead. Might seem like a lot of work to do that, but once you make it, you'll have it again. It is great on shrimp and pork, especially.
Nutritional Profile of Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Coming in at around 49g of protein per serving, this recipe is high-protein, gluten-free, and 100 percent easy. Serve it for a week's worth of yummy lunches and/or dinners.
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