Slow-Cooker Family-Favorite Pot Roast

Convenient and delicious slow cooker pot roast features tender beef and vegetables in a flavorful tomato sauce.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 10 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 14
  • servings 6

Ingredients

2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
2- to 2 1/2-pound beef bottom round roast
6
medium potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
2 1/2
cups baby-cut carrots
2
cups sliced fresh mushrooms (about 5 ounces)
1
medium stalk celery, sliced (1/2 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
can (10.5 ounces) condensed beef consommé or broth
1
can (5.5 ounces) eight-vegetable juice (2/3 cup)
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. If beef roast comes in netting or is tied, do not remove. Cook beef in oil about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on all sides.
  • 2 Place potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, celery and onion in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and thyme. Place beef on vegetables. Pour tomatoes, consommé and vegetable juice over beef.
  • 3 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  • 4 Remove beef and vegetables from cooker, using slotted spoon; place on serving platter and cover to keep warm. Skim fat from beef juices in cooker if desired. Remove 1/2 cup of the juices from cooker; mix with flour in small bowl, using wire whisk, until smooth. Gradually stir flour mixture into remaining juices in cooker. Increase heat setting to High. Cover and cook about 15 minutes or until thickened. Remove netting or strings from beef. Serve sauce with beef and vegetables.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    340
    (
    Calories from Fat
    60),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    7g
    7%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    80mg
    80%;
    Sodium
    910mg
    910%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    35g
    35%
    (Dietary Fiber
    6g
    6%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    37g
    37%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    200%;
    Vitamin C
    30%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    35%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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