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Cherry Balsamic Pot Roast (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Author: Michele
Servings: 6 people
This Paleo, Whole30, and AIP pot roast recipe is delicious! It's a freezer meal prep recipe, but one that you can either make for dinner tonight OR throw the raw ingredients into a bag and freeze for later. It can be cooked in a slow cooker, Instant Pot, or in the oven.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs


  • 3 lbs Beef Chuck Roast (fat trimmed)
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 cups frozen pitted Sweet Cherries (approx a 12 oz bag )
  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt


Directions for freezing:

  • Put all of the ingredients into a 1-gallon freezer bag. Massage lightly with your hands to mix the ingredients. Push all the air out of the bag, seal, label and freeze.

Directions for serving:

    To serve, thaw and do one of the following:

    • OVEN:
      Preheat oven to 350 F. Pour the contents of the bag into a large baking dish or dutch oven. Cook for 3-4 hours, checking after an hour to see if the roast seems dry. If so, add some beef or chicken stock or water to the pot. Cook until fork tender.
      **Add 1/2 cup of water to the basin of your Instant Pot along with the ingredients. Cook for 60 minutes at high pressure on Manual in an Instant Pot. Let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes when the cooking is done. (You can also cook this from frozen - cook for 80 minutes at high pressure and check to make sure it's done. If it's not, put the lid back on and cook at pressure for another 10-20 minutes)
      Place in a slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on low.


    Calories: 529kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 44gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 156mgSodium: 384mgPotassium: 915mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 66IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 5mg
    Course: Dinner, Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: AIP Diet, Autoimmune Paleo, chuck roast, dairy free, gluten free, Paleo, Whole30
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