Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Cranberry and Red Wine Reduction

Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Cranberry and Red Wine Reduction

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 585.1
  • Total Fat: 35.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 108.8 mg
  • Sodium: 375.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 52.5 g

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This roast is delicious and melts in your mouth and best of all, it does not have too many calories! I usually serve this with a side of grilled veggies. This roast is delicious and melts in your mouth and best of all, it does not have too many calories! I usually serve this with a side of grilled veggies.
Number of Servings: 10


    2 big onions, sliced
    3/4 tsp black pepper
    3/4 tsp dried rosemary
    1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    1 Pot roast (about 4 pounds/2kg)
    3/4 cup red wine
    1/2 cup beef broth
    1/2 cup cranberry frozen cocktail concentrate (do not add water!) unfrozen
    1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
    4 garlic cloves
    1/4 cup flour
    1/3 cup water


1. Put the sliced onions in a big bowl. In another small bowl, mix together pepper, rosemary and cayenne pepper. Brush the roast on all sides with spice mix. Put roast on the onions.

2. In another bowl, mix together red wine, beef broth, unfrozen cranberry cocktail concentrate, soy sauce and garlic. Pour on roast. Cover and put in fridge for 12 hours (overnight).

3. In the morning, put the onions and sauce at bottom of crock pot and put roast on top. Cover and cook for 12 hours on LOW setting.

4. Remove roast, put in plate and cover with aluminum sheet, let stand 10 minutes. During this time, thicken sauce with flour/water mix.

5. Cut roast in 10 slices and cover with now thickened sauce and onions.

Serve with vegetables.


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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Instead of cranberry cocktail, I added more liquid (mostly wine) and put in a cup of dried cranberries. Fresh would work as well. Very savoury. I used reg. soy sauce. 12 hours definitely too long--will try 4-5 next time. - 3/16/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was hesitant to try a different roast recipe because I love my roast just the way I've always made it, but this was scrumptious and I will be making it again! - 9/7/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds very good will love to try it. The cut of meat depends how long you cook it. - 10/7/15

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  • My husband and I enjoyed this tonight for dinner. We just added a salad and it was good. I am beginning to think meat in the crockpot is always overcooked when you cook it all day. At first we thought too many onions. With the gravy it was just right. - 12/4/12

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  • This was quite a lovely recipe, very delicious, filling and flavorful. I was surprised and happy to find it was so appetizing for so few calories. - 10/17/12

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  • hey I enjoyed the recipe and really enjoyed making it, given the size of my roast I used the recipe makeover to find out amounts and eventually noticed that when it was entered it said .4 pounds of meat in the alteration area. Great flavor, wonderful taste. - 6/27/12

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  • Love it! No bland roast here! I use the low sodium soy sauce the 2nd time around. Onions don't agree with me too much, although I like the flavor and health benefits of them. I cooked with them, but removed them after a couple of hours. It was wonderful, and even more tender the 2nd day. - 1/22/12

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  • AMAZING! My husband loved it, I loved it. It was a great change from the usual roast! - 1/6/12

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  • Great. My husband does not like onions, so I just made sure when he came home his plate was prepared without onions. He loved the roast. Everyone else enjoyed the onions. I will make this again. Thanks for sharing. Elaine - 11/27/11

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  • Great recipe, my family loved it. I added the zest of orange and lime to the cranberry. Worked a treat. - 2/20/11

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  • It's okay. I accidentally marinated it too long. - 2/5/11

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  • I will definitely make this again. I added a little Port when thickening the sauce for gravy. Wonderful! - 1/14/11

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  • This was awesome! Absolutely full of flavor! My family raved about it which is quite a lot to say... my 55 year old dad down to my "picky eater" 9 year old. - 1/6/11

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  • Delicious! - 9/1/10

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  • very tasty pot roast, and I'm no fan of pot roasts! Husband loved it and the gravy. I had a 6 lb chuck roast and cooked it for 10 hrs on low--perfect! I would be careful about a smaller roast cooking for a longer time. - 8/3/10

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  • I made this for Easter dinner today. I cooked it on low for 10 hours instead of 12 and it was still cooked too much. It tasted pretty good but it would be a lot better if cooked on low maybe for only 6 to 8 hours. - 4/4/10

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  • Excellent roast recipe - Will definitely make again - it is so easy to make and tastes like something you would get at a very expensive restaurant. - 3/12/10

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  • Bad
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    We did not care for this at all... - 2/16/10

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Just ok. - 1/27/10

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  • Enjoyable dinner - nice to have it all made ahead of time and to enjoy Sunday :) - 1/25/10

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  • Made this last night for my husband and his family and they absolutely loved it!. I am a vegetarian so did not try it but it smelled wonderful. I made 1 1/2 times the recipes b/c I had 6 lbs of beef. It made a ton of gravy, which everyone also loved. Great recipe, thanks!! - 1/24/10

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  • This was excellent! Even my very picky DH who doesn't like sauces, liked this one. I'll be making this again. - 1/23/10

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  • This was great and we will definitely make it a again. Our 6yo wasn't touching the "sauce" and it actually produced more sauce then I expected. The leftover also saved well. - 12/30/09

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  • Amazing!!! I don't even use the alcohol--just extra beef broth in it's place.....makes roast taste new & I like variety. A+ - 7/18/09

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  • Fantastic!! My family loved this recipe--will definitely make it again! Thanks for posting it! - 6/2/09

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