This is one of my all time favorite slow-cooker recipes. It's always comforting, when the weather is chilly outside, to come home to this warm, home-cooked meal.—Mary Hankins, Kansas City, Missouri
- 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 medium parsnips, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 large sweet onion, cut into chunks
- 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
- 3/4 cup dry red wine or additional reduced-sodium beef broth
- Cut roast in half; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. In a large skillet, brown meat in oil on all sides; drain.
- Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with sweet potatoes, parsnips, onion, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, thyme, bay leaves and remaining salt and pepper. Combine broth and wine; pour over vegetables.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Skim fat. Discard bay leaves. If desired, thicken cooking juices. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Autumn Pot Roast in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2009, p38
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
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