For What It's Worth

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Karen’s Adventures in Cooking { & eating}…Slow Cooker Beef with Root Vegetables




I’ve been making this slow cooker pot roast for years and it’s become my favorite go to cold weather meal.

Several of my friends and relatives have tried and love too and it’s a huge hit with kids because the sauce is a little sweeter than usual. The spices add a little heat but are not overwhelming and it’s SUPER easy!


Just add chopped root vegetables and onions to the slow cooker, toss the beef in flour, whisk together tomato sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, mustard powder, garlic powder and pour over beef and veggies then cover and turn on high for 8 hours.

Complete recipe –> Slow Cooker Beef with Root Vegetables - Food Network

Tweaks and substitutions: This recipe uses root veggies but if you don’t like rutabaga or parsnips – subsitute with whatever you like or usually cook wiht your pot roast. If you aren’t a fan of sweet sauces – you could cut back on the brown sugar – or you might want to skip this recipe.
If I have the time I brown the beef after tossing it in flour before adding to the slow cooker but it’s fine if you can’t. I like the extra flavor it adds though.

22 comments:

  1. I have never tried a slow cooker recipe..we do not even have anything to cook it in, or do we. I must see

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    1. Really? Do you not have them there? They're so cheap.

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  2. I love slow cooker meals and we'll have to try this one out!

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  3. This sounds really good and I love anything I can make in the crock pot! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Looks yummy-- I need to break out my crock pot but I have been enjoying my deep covered baker (stoneware from pampered chef) since its quicker and in microwave

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    1. I have never heard of that! I'm sure this recipe would be adaptable though too.

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  5. I'm such a fan of sweet sauces and using a slow cooker. I support all of this!

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  6. I bet this is delish! I would probably cut the sugar, but that is me and it is probably better with it. :)

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    1. Yeah - you have to like sweet but I saw int he comments that a lot of people cut the sugar. I don't think it would be an issue.

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  7. Karen this sounds so delicious! I really want to try it out but I hate cooking...gonna have to give my mom the puppy dog eyes this weekend. LOL!

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  8. I add beer on mine, the darker the better. I know not a lot of people like it so maybe red wine is a better option... Oh heck! I'm just trying to add alcohol any way I can :P

    This sounds delish, Karen!

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  9. Mmm...this sounds really good! I like that the sauce is sweet. I'm like a little kid that way. :)

    -Lauren

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  10. that looks yummy and I admit that I use my crockpot quite a bit :) I will have to try this out.

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  11. that looks yummy and I admit that I use my crockpot quite a bit :) I will have to try this out.

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  12. oh dang this looks good!!!!!I love using my crockpot....cheap and easy. Its the best device I have for cooking!!! hehe Will remember this recipe.

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  13. Simple and delicious is always a great combo :D

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  14. Slow cooker pot roast is my absolute fave winter meal. Yum.

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