Cajun-Style Pot Roast Recipe
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Cajun-Style Pot Roast Recipe

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Ginger Menzies of Steamboat Springs, Colorado often makes this zippy roast when expecting dinner guests. “It gives me time to visit and everyone always enjoys it-even my friend who's a chef,” she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 328 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 1336 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. Cut roast in half; sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Combine the tomatoes, red pepper, celery, onion, tapioca, garlic and salt; pour over roast.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with rice.
  3. Freeze option: Remove beef, vegetables and juices from slow cooker; cool slightly. Slice beef; transfer all to freezer containers. Freeze for up to 3 months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Place in a Dutch oven; heat through. Thin with beef broth if necessary. Serve with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cajun-Style Pot Roast in Simple & Delicious July/August 2007, p55

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"Everyone in my family loves this recipe."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"This is so good. I make it often."

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"We did not enjoy this recipe that much. There did not seem to be that much flavor in the meat and the sauce was too runny for our liking. The meat was very tender but the sauce had all the flavor."

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