Sunday, October 5, 2014

Getting our Roast on ... Slow Cooker Classic Pot Roast

Sunday Supper Meal Idea!  Who doesn't love a Roast on Sunday?  And to be on the skinny version?  YUP it was so yummy and the kids loved it so much!

Next on our roast list to do was a Slow Cooker Classic Pot Roast I found on Skinny Ms., a great site for Weight Watcher recipes.   The Rick and his buddies worked the SeaHawks welcome home parade after they won the superbowl and it was a VERY cold day.  I figured when they got home they would need something warm and filling so I made this.  It was perfect, even the boys who sometimes don't eat all their meals finished up their plates!



Ingredients
3 large carrots, peeled and sliced (optional, 2 cups baby carrots)
2 medium red potatoes, sliced into wedges (optional, 8 small red potatoes)
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
2 bay leaves
1 (3 pound) boneless chuck roast or tenderloin for an extra lean cut
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 cups beef broth, fat free, low sodium
Kosher or sea salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons cornstarch or Tapioca starch (optional)
2 tablespoons water (optional)



Directions
Add carrots, potatoes, onion, bay leaves, roast, garlic, vinegar and broth to slow cooker, in that order. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or until internal temperature of roast has reached 145 degrees and vegetables are tender. If using a Set 'n Forget slow cooker, set the internal temperature of the roast to reach 145 degrees.

For a thicker gravy, combine cornstarch and water, pour into slow cooker the last 15 minutes of cooking time, for a thicker sauce.


ALEXIS NOTES: I used a pork roast (well because I'm cheap .. lol), I only had chicken broth on hand which was fine since I used pork instead of beef.  I had yellow potatoes on hand instead of red.  My sauce wouldn't thicken up like I liked so I did make a roux (light butter & flour) and put it on the stove to thicken it up.  I took the meat and veggies out and put in my roaster pan in the oven to keep it warm until the guys got home.

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