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Marinated Pot Roast

I've long used whole or ground cloves as my secret ingredient in cooking and baking. Added to an overnight marinade, they provide the gravy in this meaty main dish with great flavor. —Marijane Rea of Milwaukie, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 cup dry white wine or beef broth
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 beef top round roast (4 pounds)
  • 5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 5 teaspoons cold water


  • In a gallon-size resealable plastic bag, combine the first eight ingredients. Cut roast in half; add to marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight.
  • Place roast and marinade in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender. Remove roast to a serving platter and keep warm. Pour cooking juices into a 2-cup measuring cup; discard whole cloves
  • In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir in 1-1/2 cups cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with the roast.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked beef: 225 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 299mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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  • Eric
    Jun 1, 2020


  • LynGriff
    Jan 4, 2016

    Wonderful recipe! The flavors worked so well together with the roast. Very moist and tender. Definitely a keeper.

  • lvarner
    Jun 1, 2015

    This recipe offers a great alternative to my usual slow cooker beef roast. The gravy is delicious. It's a nice, easy recipe that tastes great!

  • teri396
    Jan 22, 2012

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  • jieastcott
    Jan 24, 2011

    This recipe was very easy and very good! Loved the gravy and will definitely make again

  • Sherrypie1953
    Nov 7, 2010

    This was delish and so very easy. I loved the gravey and 2 tablespoons was plenty...Thank you Marijane for sharing...

  • amytheteach
    Jan 26, 2006

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