by Skinny Ms.
This slow cooker classic is comfort food at its best. Our delicious slow cooker pot roast recipe has all the flavors of classic pot roast, but is much easier to prepare. If you’re looking for a recipe with little prep time and one that will cook while you’re at work or taking care of little ones, you’ll love this recipe!
Slow cooker dishes are great because they are so versatile and convenient. This slow cooker recipe tastes as if you spent all day toiling in the kitchen, but it can be prepared in just a few minutes. After soaking all day in juices and seasonings, and paired with carrots, potatoes, and onions, the mouthwatering aroma from this favorite dish will entice you to the dinner table before you’ve even closed the front door! Make a little extra and enjoy our Skinny Classic Pot Roast the next day.
Recommend 6 quart slow cooker.
Yields: 8 Servings | Serving Size: 1 Cup | Calories: 402 | Previous Points: 10 | Points Plus: 11 | Total Fat: 26 gm (This will vary based on the meat you choose) | Saturated Fats: 10 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 94 mg | Sodium: 239 mg | Carbohydrates: 13 gm | Dietary Fiber: 2 gm | Sugars: 1 gm | Protein: 29 gm
- 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced (optional, 2 cups baby carrots)
- 2 medium red potatoes, sliced into wedges (optional, 8 small red potatoes)
- 1 medium onion, sliced thinly
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 (3 pound) boneless chuck roast or tenderloin for an extra lean cut
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 cups beef broth, fat free, low sodium
- Kosher or sea salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch or Tapioca starch (optional)
- 2 tablespoons water (optional)
Add carrots, potatoes, onion, bay leaves, roast, garlic, vinegar and broth to slow cooker, in that order. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or until internal temperature of roast has reached 145 degrees and vegetables are tender. If using a Set 'n Forget slow cooker, set the internal temperature of the roast to reach 145 degrees.
For a thicker gravy, combine cornstarch and water, pour into slow cooker the last 15 minutes of cooking time, for a thicker sauce.
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