Tart cherries make this simple slow cooker pot roast a real showstopper
Tart cherries are one of my favorite fruits to cook with. Not only are they good for you (they're powerful little things, with muscle recovery and sleep benefits!), but they also work so well in both sweet and savory dishes, like this slow cooker pot roast.
If you told me pot roast was for dinner anytime in the year after March and before October, I'd tell you to go away. But come those colder months and that craving for hearty comfort food, I'm all ears. Pot roast is perfect for the slow cooker because the longer you cook it, the more tender it gets. After 5 hours, this was literally falling apart as I tried to pick it up with tongs to remove it from the slow cooker.
Having cooked in a nice little bath of tart cherry juice and surrounded by dried tart cherries (which plump up perfectly in that cooking liquid), the meat has a deliciously sweet flavor balanced perfectly with fresh herbs and savory onions. It's so good I'd even consider doubling the recipe to have leftovers.
Slow cooker pot roast with cherries recipe
Serve this pot roast over cooked pasta or rice for a heartier meal.