Whether you’re looking for a hearty family dinner on a weeknight or a Sunday lunch to gather around, nothing beats a classic slow cooker roast. Not only does it bring out the best of the meat, it also creates a rich, flavourful sauce that goes with any side. Plus, there’s nothing better than the smell of a slow cooker roast filling up your house. And the best part? It only takes a few minutes of prep work before you can just let it do its thing.
For this slow cooker roast, you will need:
- 2-3 lbs of chuck roast or other boneless beef roast
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 1 teaspoon of thyme
- 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/2 cup of beef broth
To make this slow cooker roast, start by seasoning the roast with the paprika, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Rub the seasonings into the roast and set aside.
Next, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes, until the onions are softened and lightly browned. Add the diced tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, until the tomatoes have softened.
Place the roast in the slow cooker and pour the tomato mixture over the top. Add the beef broth and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours, until the roast is tender and cooked through.
When the roast is done cooking, remove it from the slow cooker and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve the roast with the sauce and your favorite sides.
One serving of this slow cooker roast contains roughly 370 calories, 22.5 grams of fat, 25.5 grams of carbohydrates, and 22.5 grams of protein. It is also a good source of fiber, iron, and calcium.
This slow cooker roast is a great option for a healthy, hearty meal. The slow cooking process helps to bring out the flavor of the meat and create a rich sauce that pairs perfectly with any side dish. Plus, it’s easy to make and requires minimal prep work. Give this slow cooker roast a try and you won’t be disappointed.