Franc's Basic Crock Pot Roast

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 173.3
  • Total Fat: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 68.0 mg
  • Sodium: 244.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 24.4 g

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Low sodium and fat, and pretty good on the potassium too.
We strain out the onions and garlic and serve them with it.
Low sodium and fat, and pretty good on the potassium too.
We strain out the onions and garlic and serve them with it.

Number of Servings: 10


    2 1/2 lb. beef chuck roast
    2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1/4 tsp. onion powder
    3/4 tsp. beef bouillon (Herb Ox)
    1/2 tsp. garlic salt
    4 c. water
    1 large onion, chopped
    8 cloves garlic, minced


Add olive oil, onion powder and 1/4 tsp. garlic salt to a large frying pan and heat. Sear beef on all sides. Put water, bouillon, and remaining garlic salt into crockpot and heat. Place beef (and the now-flavored oil) into the crockpot and cook on high for 4 hours or Low for 6-8. Add onion and garlic during the last hour of cooking. If you add them earlier, they will absorb the salts and the meat won't have as much flavor.
Makes about 10 3-0z servings.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FRANCLYN.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    OH MY GOSH!!! The best pot roast I have made to date! It was falling apart.The only extra thing I did was to add a bit of corn starch to make a thicker gravy. My whole family LOVED IT! Thanks!
    PS. I served it with my mashed potato recipe...try it if you get the chance!
    - 2/10/09

    Reply from FRANCLYN (2/10/09)
    Thanks. Falling apart is exactly how my family prefers it. Gravy is something we've had to cut out for now. Mashed potatoes on the other hand...

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    INCREDIBLE!!! so tasty!!! never thought about adding the onions too early being the reason for my (previously) bland roast... THANK YOU!!! great recipe!!! - 9/20/09

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    We didn't care for this at all. Sorry. - 1/25/14

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    Made this tonight for my family, I also added carrots and potatoes on the bottom. Everyone loved it! Thanks for the recipe! - 9/6/12

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    Quite good and easy to make. My children loved it! - 11/5/11