Crock Pot Beef Roast

Meat and potatoes is comfort food.  Crock pots make them easy to prepare.  This satisfying, savory beef roast can be cooked in a crock pot while you are away from home.  When you return, dinner will be ready!

Ingredients

  • 3 lb beef roast
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of salt (or to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons of pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves (crushed or minced)
  • 3 to 4 springs of fresh thyme
  • 4 springs of fresh parsley
  • 2 stalks of celery with tops (diced or chopped)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 1/4 cup of beef stock
  • 3 medium potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 8 ounces of carrots (chopped)

Directions

  1. Rinse the roast to remove excess debris.
  2. Pat the roast dry with paper towels.
  3. Rub the roast on both sides with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and paprika on both sides of the roast.
  5. Place the roast in a crock pot.
  6. Add the onion, garlic cloves, thyme, parsley, celery, bay leaves, sugar, and red wine vinegar to the crock pot.
  7. Mix the corn starch and cold beef stock in a cup or bowl.
  8. Pour the mixture over the other ingredients.
  9. Add the potatoes and carrots.
  10. Cook the roast and vegetables on high for 6 to 8 hours (to the desired doneness).

The roast and vegetables can be a complete meal.  Or, for those not on a low carbohydrate diet, the roast and vegetables can be served over rice.  It can be paired with a side salad or another vegetable of choice.

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