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Rosemary Pot Roast Recipe

Rosemary Pot Roast Recipe

Come home to a comforting, ready-to-eat entree with this slow-cooker favorite of Marcia Schroeder. A neighbor in River Edge, New Jersey originally shared the recipe. “It’s so easy and fills the house with a wonderful aroma,“ Marcia says. “I’ve served it often…guests always want the recipe.“ TIP: Mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli with lemon butter make this a hearty meal for two. Also, leftovers are so tender and tasty, you just might want to double this recipe to serve over noodles or in sandwiches the next day.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:2 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck steak (3/4 inch thick and 3/4 pound)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or additional beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • 1. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil on both sides. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the broth, tomato sauce, wine or additional broth, onion, garlic, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove beef and keep warm. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir in cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with beef. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

6 ounce-weight: 354 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"This is a quick and easy meal that's perfect for my little slow cooker. (It cooks little hot, so mine was perfect when I checked it at 5 hours.) I used a pound of flank steak, and it was beautifully tender, with a flavorful gravy. I was short on time, so I didn't brown the meat, and it was just fine."

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