Slow cook round roast requires a few simple ingredients. You will need one 3-4 lb. beef bottom round roast, two tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, one teaspoon garlic powder, one teaspoon onion powder, one teaspoon smoked paprika, one teaspoon dried thyme, one teaspoon ground black pepper, two teaspoons sea salt, one teaspoon Italian seasoning, one cup beef broth, and two tablespoons butter.
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take your roast and pat it dry with paper towels. In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, dried thyme, ground black pepper, sea salt, and Italian seasoning. Rub the mixture all over the roast, making sure to coat it evenly. Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the roast to the skillet and brown it on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Add the beef broth to the skillet, cover it with a lid, and transfer it to the preheated oven. Cook the roast for 2 1/2-3 hours, or until it is tender. Remove the roast from the oven and transfer it to a cutting board. Slice it into thick slices, about 1/4-inch thick.
To serve the slow cook round roast, you can either serve it on its own, or with your favorite sides. Some great side dish ideas include roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a simple green salad. You can also serve the roast with a gravy, if desired. If you have leftovers, they can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
One serving of slow cook round roast (about 4 oz.) contains approximately 180 calories, 8 g of fat (2 g of saturated fat), 20 g of protein, and 2 g of carbohydrates. It is also a good source of iron and zinc. It is low in sodium and is gluten-free.
Tips and Tricks
If you want to make your slow cook round roast even more flavorful, you can add vegetables such as carrots, celery, and onions to the skillet when you brown the roast. You can also add a few cloves of garlic for additional flavor. For an even richer flavor, you can add a few tablespoons of tomato paste to the beef broth before adding it to the skillet.
You can also make slow cook round roast in the slow cooker. Simply follow the same instructions, but instead of transferring the skillet to the oven, transfer it to the slow cooker. Cook the roast on low for 8-10 hours, or on high for 4-6 hours. Make sure to check the roast for tenderness before serving.
Slow cook round roast is a flavorful and easy-to-make dish that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. With a few simple ingredients and a few hours in the oven, you can have a delicious and nutritious meal that the whole family will enjoy. Plus, the leftovers can be used for a variety of dishes, making this an economical and versatile option.