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Easy Beef Pot Roast

Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
10 minutes

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Cook time:
8-10 hours in slow cooker

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Servings:
Makes 8 servings

Prep tip: If you like, you can thicken the leftover cooking juices to pour over your pot roast – or just serve the recipe as is. We’ve included directions for both.

For a change of pace: Add 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper or 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms to the slow cooker along with the potatoes and onions.

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Easy Beef Pot Roast

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Pot roast doesn’t get any easier! Just toss 5 ingredients along with a little water, salt and pepper into your slow cooker. Several hours later, your dinner is done.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes or 3 medium white potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1 - 2 1/2-pound boneless, beef chuck pot roast
  • 1/2 cup bottled chili sauce or ketchup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

  1. In 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, place potatoes and onions. Place beef roast on top of the vegetables.
  1. In small bowl, stir together chili sauce or ketchup, water, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Pour over meat and vegetables.
  1. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or until meat is very tender.
  1. Remove roast and vegetables from slow cooker. On cutting board, cut meat into 8 serving-size pieces. Cover meat and vegetables to keep warm.
  1. Drain liquid from slow cooker into measuring cup. The fat will float to the top in a clear layer. Use a spoon to remove the fat layer from the top of the liquid. Discard fat.
  1. Serve remaining liquid over meat and vegetables, or make a thickened sauce (like a gravy) to pour over the pot roast.

To make a thickened sauce (gravy):

  1. In small saucepan, place remaining cooking liquid.
  2. In small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup cold water, or beef broth and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or 2 tablespoons cornstarch.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-high heat until mixture boils and thickens slightly.
  4. Serve over meat and vegetables.

Prep tip: If you like, you can thicken the leftover cooking juices to pour over your pot roast – or just serve the recipe as is. We’ve included directions for both.

For a change of pace: Add 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper or 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms to the slow cooker along with the potatoes and onions.

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Bowl with Spoon

Prep time:
10 minutes

Kitchen Timer

Cook time:
8-10 hours in slow cooker

Fork

Servings:
Makes 8 servings