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Picante Beef Roast Recipe
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Picante Beef Roast Recipe

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Before putting in the slow cooker, trim the fat from the roast to avoid greasy gravy. If your roast weighs 3 or more pounds, cut it in half to ensure even cooking. Margaret Thiel - Levittown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 beef rump roast or bottom round roast (3 pounds), trimmed
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) picante sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

5 ounces cooked beef with 1/3 cup gravy equals 267 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 102 mg cholesterol, 983 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 34 g protein.

Directions

  1. Cut roast in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the picante sauce, tomato sauce and taco seasoning; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer 3 cups to a small saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Gradually stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Picante Beef Roast in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p66

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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


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Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"Used a 2-1/2 lb chuck roast which I cut in half, rolled in flour, salt & pepper and seared. Popped it into the crock, poured the sauce on top and cooked for 8 hours on low. It literally fell apart! We really liked the gravy too. Served it w/ roasted potatoes, carrots and onions on the side. Will definitely make again."

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"This was good...not as spicey as I expected though. If you like it hot I'd use hot picante and more taco spice."

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"This was simple to put together and made a great Sunday dinner."

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"Super easy ..super delicious!!!"

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"I used a top round roast as I went for what looked best for roasts at our Meat Dept but will definately try with bottom round next time since there's a 30 calorie difference in 5 oz of meat. I also used "reduced sodium" picante, tomato sauce and taco seasoning. I cooked at 275* for 5 hours and it come out fork tender. The "Gravy" was amazing flavor with the roast. I'll definately be fixing this again."

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