Mediterranean Chuck Roast


Using a slow cooker means this simple crowd pleaser can be cooking while you're at work. A persillade is a mixture of parsely and other seasonings that adds flavor and pizzaz to a dish. Try this one, with Kalamata olives and zesty lemon peel over the roast garnished with lemon wedges.

Active Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (2 pound) beef chuck roast

  • 30 cloves garlic, peeled (about 2-1/2 heads)

  • ¼ cup snipped dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)

  • ½ cup beef broth

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh parsley

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped pitted Kalamata olives

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges


  1. Trim fat from roast. Place garlic cloves and dried tomatoes in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Top with roast. Pour broth over all in cooker. Sprinkle roast with vinegar, Italian seasoning and pepper.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 hours. Remove roast from cooker. Using two forks, shred roast or slice the meat.

  3. In a small bowl stir together parsley, Kalamata olives and lemon peel. Sprinkle over roast and garnish with lemon wedges if desired.


Tips: For easy clean up, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, remove food from your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

240 Calories
7g Fat
8g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 240
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 35g 70%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Vitamin A 235IU 5%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 26mcg 6%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 4mg 20%
Magnesium 45mg 11%
Potassium 679mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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