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Hearty New England Dinner

 Hearty New England Dinner
This favorite slow-cooker recipe came from a friend. At first, my husband was a bit skeptical about a roast that wasn't fixed in the oven, but he loves the old-fashioned goodness of this version. The horseradish in the gravy adds zip. -Claire McCombs, San Diego, California
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 7-1/2 hours


  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 small head cabbage, cut into wedges
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish


  • Place the carrots, onion and celery in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut roast
  • in half. Place roast over vegetables; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt and pepper. Add the soup mix, water, vinegar and bay leaf.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until beef is tender.
  • Remove beef and keep warm; discard bay leaf. Add cabbage. Cover and
  • cook on high for 30-40 minutes or until cabbage is tender.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan; stir in flour and onion.

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Hearty New England Dinner (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Skim fat from cooking liquid in slow cooker. Add 1-1/2 cups cooking
  • liquid to the saucepan. Stir in horseradish and remaining salt;
  • bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and
  • bubbly. Serve with roast and vegetables. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 371 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 122 mg cholesterol, 747 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 35 g protein.