Melt-in-Your-Mouth Slow Cooker Pot Roast

HomeCook'n Newsletter Featured Recipe April 2013

Serves 8

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Slow Cooker Pot Roast

From the April 2013 HomeCook'n Newsletter

Serving size: 8
Calories per serving: 177

1 pound (3 to 4 pound) beef chuck roast
1 (12-ounce) can Cola (Not Diet)
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup chili sauce
1 packet dry onion soup mix
5-6 new red potatoes cut up
2 cups baby carrots

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on low 8 to 10 hours. Serves 6 to 8.

This roast is also good with just the coke and onion soup mix. For the demonstrated recipe we used store bought ingredients for convenience but included the recipes for homemade brown sugar, chili sauce and onion soup mix.

Chili Sauce Substitute

Serving size: 1
Calories per serving: 242

1 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 dash ground cloves
1 dash allspice

Mix together. Refrigerate unused portion.

Homemade Onion Soup Mix

When you're tired of "mystery ingredients" and unnecessary additives, make your own healthy version of what you'll typically find on grocer's shelves!

Prep time:
Cook time:

Serving size: 1
Calories per serving: 163.75

3/4 cup dried minced onion
1/3 cup beef bouillon
4 teaspoons onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed celery seeds
1/4 teaspoon sugar

Combine all ingredients and store in an air-tight container. About 5 tablespoons of mix is equal to one (1 1/4 ounce) package of soup mix. NOTE: To make a dip, mix 5 tablespoons of soup mix with one pint sour cream.

Back to the April 2012 Newsletter

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