Slow-Cooked Caribbean Pot Roast Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Caribbean Pot Roast Recipe

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I put this sweet potato recipe together throughout the fall and winter seasons, but considering how simple the dish is to prepare, anytime is a great time to enjoy it! —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking cocoa
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked beef with 1/2 cup vegetable mixture : 278 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 453mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 0 fat.


  1. Place potatoes, carrots and celery in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on all sides. Transfer meat to slow cooker.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onion in drippings until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Combine the flour, sugar, brown sugar, seasonings, orange peel and cocoa. Stir in tomato sauce; add to skillet and heat through. Pour over beef.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until beef and vegetables are tender. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Caribbean Pot Roast in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p33

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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DebbieT 237323
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"It's a keeper."

treacher 222421
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"Mmm- I'am not sure what to say about this recipe, i didn't think it was that bad, but my family wasn't trilled by it. I might try it with a pork loin instead of beef roast."

RenaeLesiak 217892
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2015

"Flavors are fantastic. Makes lots of sauce. Serve with rice/potatoes to use up the sauce. Smelled awesome as it is cooking. Highly recommend. It is a keeper."

skorolko 185385
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2014

"I really liked this recipe. It was a little to sweet for me so I added some red pepper flakes to give it a little heat. My family loved it."

flameworker5 186994
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

"Not your "same old" variation on pot roast--deliciously different. I made this last week and my husband's already asked for it again! Thank you, Jenn, for sharing this wonderful recipe."

Devilishly_Delicious 145665
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"Even my vegetarian room mate was drooling over this dish! It smells wonderfully fragrant while cooking, and tastes delicious."

Poulindc 169911
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2013

"For those of us who don't have a slow cooker maybe you could add oven temperature and time of cooking."

Butterfly257 108444
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"Delicious! I'll make it again but might use less orange."

nikki31675 118766
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"My kids loved this and I can never get them to eat sweet potatoes! Only thing I will do differently is add a lil more zip to the sauce with some red pepper flakes and a little bit more tomato sauce."

phunter07 187928
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"My family liked this recipe as I tweaked it. Since I didn't have sweet potatoes, I substituted white potatoes and it was very good."

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