Bacon Crock Pot Roast

I have been on a huge pork kick for this weekend so this time I am using beef as my main protein but of course stuffing it with BACON, and we all love bacon so we shall see how it goes.  Hope you enjoy.


4.6 from 5 reviews
Bacon Crock Pot Roast
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Serves: 5
  1. Using a thin knife create about 12 holes deep into the meat about 1/2 inch wide, you need to be able to fit some garlic and bacon in the hole
  2. Place bacon and garlic in each hole and set aside
  3. In a small mixing bowl, mix your sea salt, paprika, parsley, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, extra virgin olive oil, and red wine vinegar and mix well
  4. Rub your spice mixture all over both sides of your roast
  5. Line the bottom of your crock pot with your sliced onions and whatever left over pieces of bacon you have
  6. Place your roast on top and cook on Low for 7-10 hours. Remember chuck roasts are tougher cuts of meat so the longer it cooks the better
  7. Enjoy

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  1. Made this today, yummy but so rich! What can I do to cut the richness and follow Paleo? I thought maybe mashed sweet potatoes for a “paleo-ish” meal but hubby and I need something to by the full smokey flavor – charred broccoli just isn’t cutting it :)

  2. I turned on the crock-pot late last night and the house smelled AMAZING in the morning. It’s like the roast was converted to 3 pounds of bacon flavored beef. I simmered the drippings with some bone broth & red wine then put it in the Vitamix with some of the cooked onions for a wonderful au jus/gravy. It made for an awesome breakfast and i’m sure many more delicious meals in the days to come. BTW, i tried to give this 5 stars but it would not allow me to go that high.

  3. Thank you for this! Made it last night, not only was it amazing(!!!) but it restored my husbands faith in my ability to cook!
    (My phones not letting me put 5stars so I had to do 4 :/ )
    Thanks again!

  4. Perfect timing. I picked up a beef roast today and was looking for some sort of paleo-ish recipe and saw this on pinterest. I have everything to make it. Putting it in the crock pot before bed so we can take it for work lunches tomorrow. Woo hoo!

  5. This recipe came up when I Googled pot roast with bacon. I’m not even on the Paleo diet, but man, this recipe is fantastic. Amazing flavor.

    I made mine in my Le Creuset dutch oven. Set oven temp at 250 degrees and braised almost five hours.

  6. Tried this over the weekend – just incredible! Amazing flavor and was so easy to do. Keeping this one! (I served mine with roasted radishes and it makes it a “meat and potatoes” type of meal without the potatoes!) Thanks!

  7. color me slow and I aplogize but can someone tell me what EVOO is? It may be right under my nose and I don’t know it, but I have only stumbled on this and started it about a week ago? Thank you and sorry in advance.

  8. This recipe was delicious!! I did sear in coconut oil first after coating with coconut flour and the seasonings. My husband loved it too. Got the spiral slicer and enjoyed cucumber noodles w/ lemon, garlic and fresh dill. The banana bread recipe is delightful. After 1 week I’ve lost 4# and feel so much better. Thanks George for the terrific cookbook and this blog site. Keep doing what you’re doing as I am positive you have made a real difference for many people not just me. Thanks again and remember to vote for George.

  9. Sorry if this has been addressed already… I looked through the comments and didn’t notice it. How much olive oil is it? 1/4 what… cup, I’m guessing, but I don’t want to throw in 1/4 cup if its supposed to be something tiny like 1/4 teaspoon! Thanks!!

  10. Just made this last week. This was the best chuck roast made in a crock pot ever! Looking forward to trying more of your recipes! Thanks!

    1. Okay so I knew the chances of a super quick response were very slim so I guessed :) I cooked my bacon about halfway thru along with my garlic whole and that alone was super yum to eat. This was by far, one of the best roasts I’ve ever made. Very, very good and bummed that I don’t have enough to make JBs burger special (paleomg) with leftovers.

  11. This recipe is awesome with kale! Makes it a real 1-pot meal. Put in the onions and then pack the slow cooker full with a whole mess of kale. Top it with the beef. The kale adds some moisture/liquid, if you’re worried about it being dry. Once its cooked, shred the beef, pour some of that tasty juices over it, and smother it with all that kale and onions. So. Good. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    1. What type of kale do you usually use? I’m new to it and was surprised by the varieties at the store and wasn’t sure which one to get. Thanks!

  12. Lori I would not try it again in the same crock pot. The temperature could be off which would over cook it. If you do it again in the same pot, your going to have to add some beef stock to ensure it doesn't dry out

  13. Lori, how long and what temperature did you cook it at? If you followed the recipe there is a very good chance that the temperature in your crock pot is way off. You did cook it on low right?

  14. This roast was absolutely awesome–I just finished up the last of it for dinner today. :) Talk about a cost-effective and delicious paleo recipe!

    I know I keep saying it, but thank you so much for posting such easy and awesome recipes–you totally rock, George!

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