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Cajun-Style Pot Roast

 Cajun-Style Pot Roast
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.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Serve
  • with rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 328 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 1,336 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 31 g protein.

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Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.