Thursday, October 13, 2011

GF/DF Pomegranate Beef Recipe (Slow Cooker)

A while ago I decided I wanted to change things up with our menu, so I asked my hubby for meal ideas....
and he came back to me with this recipe!
 Let me say, it's my new favorite!

The inspiration for this meal, came from here

*Note: The original recipe contained golden raisins which are treated with sulfur dioxide. I substituted with regular raisins, and it turned out great.*

1 tblsp extra virgin olive oil
1 yellow onion, sliced 
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp Herbs de Provence
1 tsp dried minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon sea salt 
2 1/2 to 3 lbs beef roast 
1 can (14 oz)  unseasoned crushed tomatoes 
1 cup 100% pomegranate juice 
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tblsps pure maple syrup 
1/2 cup raisins

I used a large slow cooker. Put onions and olive oil into the slow cooker. Place beef in bottom of slow cooker.  Rub all the seasonings into the beef. Then add the can of crushed tomatoes, pomegranate juice, syrup, and balsamic vinegar.Throw the raisins in last on top.

Cover and cook on High for 6-8 hours.

Serve over a bed of brown rice.

This turned out amazing! The house smelled so delicious! It was so tasty I forgot to take a picture of it on my plate for you all! Hubby and I devoured it. I loved how easy this was and will definitely make this again. 
It does make a lot of sauce! I am thinking we will try shredding the meat in the crockpot next time to soak up a little more of the sauce.

I hope you like this recipe as much as we did!


* As with all gluten free dairy free recipes, please be sure to read labels carefully. Companies can change ingredients from time to time, so be careful when selecting your ingredients. When cooking, please be careful not to burn yourself, and use caution when handling sharp objects. Make this recipe at your own risk. Use common sense.*


  1. Is it a very sweet flavor or does it have some savory to it? It looks delicious, and pretty easy! :)

  2. It's both sweet and hearty! Definitely a unique flavor. The heartiness of a regular pot roast with the sweetness of a more "fruity" dish.

  3. nomz, sounds yummy! i think first time ill shred the beef as well! :) thanks for the recipe!

  4. @chelle- you are so welcome! hope you like it!