Basic Pot Roast

Basic Pot Roast

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 185.4
  • Total Fat: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 2.8 mg
  • Sodium: 293.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.7 g
  • Protein: 6.8 g

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Super easy, but of so comforting. It's low in sodium and diabetic friendly. Super easy, but of so comforting. It's low in sodium and diabetic friendly.
Number of Servings: 6


    Beef Roast
    1 medium sized onion, cut & quartered
    2 celery, cut in bite sized pieces
    2 to 3 carrots, peeled, cut into bite sized pieces
    2 cups of fresh mushrooms, sliced
    5 to 7 potatoes, peeled and quartered
    1 TBSP. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    2 1/2 cups of low sodium beef broth
    1/4 tsp. of salt
    1/4 tsp. black pepper
    2 Bay Leaves, fresh or dried
    1 sprig of fresh Rosemary or 1/2 tsp. of dried
    2 sprigs of fresh Thyme or 1/2 of dried
    2 garlic cloves, peeled, minced

    Brown Gravy powder (optional)


Turn on your slow cooker to high while chopping up all your vegetables.

Place all your chopped vegetables on the bottom of the pot to create a bed for your roast to sit on. Add all your seasonings to pot and mix it into the vegetables.

Place the roast on top of the vegetables, pour your beef stock in, place the lid on it and let it cook for up to five hours.

When it is finished pull the roast and vegetables and place in a dish with a lid on it.

Take a strainer and pour out all the liquid to get a clear broth. Take a small sauce pan and pour the beef broth in and bring it up to a small boil. Make a slurry with cornstartch and cold water to pour into the pan to help thicken up the gravy. Let it cook for a minute.

Serving Size: makes 6, 1.5 cups per serving

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user COMFYGLAMDIVA.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Where's the beef? According to the per serving breakdown, this whole recipe contains 1 oz. of beef! If you included an actual beef roast in this, the calories would be much higher! - 2/25/17

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Best Luck to you on the contest!!
    Recipe looks TASTY!!
    - 11/16/13

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    good luck on the contest!!! - 11/6/13

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  • I do this in a cast iron dutch oven in a 250 degree oven. That way I can use the pot to sear the seasoned meat before cooking, an essential part of cooking meat that this recipe skips. - 5/26/18

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  • Delicious - 4/18/18

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