Prep Time: 15-20 minutes

Cooking Time: 8 hours

This is a great fall and winter dish that’s as easy as it is delicious! It’s perfect for working families, since you can do the prep in the morning before work or school and give the roast plenty of time to reach maximum tenderness levels!




Chuck Roast, 2-4 pounds

CostaLivos Reserve Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar

Lipton Recipe Secrets, Beefy Onion

CostaLivos Butter Olive Oil or Butter


  • In the Crock-Pot, mix one packet of Lipton Recipe Secrets Beefy Onion with 1 cup of water. Add 1-2 tbsp of CostaLivos Reserve Blackberry Balsamic Vinegar, then stir until smooth.


  • Sear the roast on both sides – Place a frying pan over a large burner, turn on High. Allow pan to get hot while you prep the roast. Use either butter or CostaLivos Butter flavor olive oil to lightly coat the roast on both sides; then place in hot pan and cook until each side is well browned.

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  • Place the roast in the Crock-Pot and spoon a little bit of the braising sauce over it. Add additional water if needed to have about half of the roast in the liquid and half above it. Allow the roast to cook in the crock-pot for about 8 hours.

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  • After cooking, if you wish to thicken the jus into a gravy, mix ¼ cup of flour with 2 tbsp of lukewarm water until smooth, then add to the jus in the Crock-Pot. Stir into the jus and allow the mixture to cook for an additional 15-20 minutes. Sidenote: This will make a fairly thick gravy, feel free to modify the amount of flour and water to your personal preference.