Slow Cooker Chuck Roast

2017-10-02
  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 15m
  • Cook Time : 6:0 h
  • Ready In : 6:0 h

One of the simplest ways to incorporate home cooked meals into your diet if you have little or no cooking experience or time to cook, is using a slow cooker also known by the trade name Crock Pot.

Slow Cooker Chuck Roast is an economical meal for 4 to 6 people. The main ingredients are a chuck roast, potatoes, carrots, and onion. Season with a salt, pepper, and a sprig of rosemary (optional) and you have a family meal for a fraction of the cost of dinning out and without additives and preservative in frozen meals.

To make cooking even simpler, you can add all ingredients to the slow cooker the night before, refrigerate, and have it cook your meal the next day while you are at work or doing other activities.

There are no worries about temperature settings, sticking, or burning. And, clean up is easy.

Cooking times will vary depending on the size of your roast. Allow at least 6 hours on high and 12 or more hours on low.

Complete your meal and add more fiber and nutrients by steaming or boiling frozen broccoli, roasting carrot, or both. Vegetables are low calorie side dishes that are nutrient power houses.

Slow Cooker Chuck Roast is gluten free and provides over 40 grams of protein per 500 calorie serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information is for the base recipe. Add 100 to 200 calories depending on your choice of side dishes, bread, or beverages.

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Ingredients

  • 2.5 to 3 lb (1130 to 1350 g)
  • 6 small potatoes (about 28 oz, 800 g), cut in half
  • 8 oz. (225 g) carrots, peeled and cut
  • 1/2 (140 g) small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) dry white or red wine, water, or broth
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Sprig of rosemary or 1 tsp (5 ml) dried (optional)

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Cut small potatoes in half and larger potatoes into 4 to 6 pieces. Arrange in bottom of slow cooker. Season potatoes with salt and pepper. Cut whole carrots into uniform lengths (about 3", 7 cm). Arrange over potatoes followed by the sliced onion. Add wine or other liquid.

Step 2

Place chick roast in slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Lay rosemary sprig on top or sprinkle with dried rosemary.

Step 3

Cover and set slow cooker for high (5 to 6 hours cooking time) or low for all day cooking. Check roast after minimum cooking time. Meat will easily separate and shredded when pierced with a fork.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    500
  • Calories From Fat

    220
  • Total Fat

    25g
  • Saturated Fat

    10g
  • Trans Fat

    1g
  • Cholesterol

    135mg
  • Sodium

    300mg
  • Carbohydrates

    27g
  • Dietary Fiber

    5g
  • Sugar

    5g
  • Protein

    42g
  • Serving Size:

    1/6th recipe (11.5 oz, 325 g)