Easy ‘n’ updated pot roast

Prep 10 min
Plus Cooking time: 360 minutes
Makes 4 to 6 servings

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1 to 1.5 kg
blade or cross rib pot roast, s
2 tbsp
1 cup
tomato juice, or red wine
284-mL can
undiluted beef broth
large carrots
large potatoes
1 1/2 tsp
dried thyme, or oregano leaves (optional)
1/4 cup
1/4 cup
cold water


  • Pat meat dry with paper towels. Place in bowl of a large slow cooker. Rub steak spice all over meat, turning to evenly coat. Pour tomato juice and broth around meat. Cover and cook on high setting 6 to 7 hours or low setting 8 to 10 hours, until tender. Turn meat halfway through. Meanwhile, slice carrots in half lengthwise, then into 1-inch (2.5-cm) pieces. Slice unpeeled potatoes into wedges. Add to slow cooker, submerging in liquid, for last hour of cooking.
  • Then remove meat and veggies to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm. To thicken cooking liquid, pour all liquid from slow cooker into a large saucepan. Skim off and discard fat. Add thyme. Bring to a boil over high heat. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch with water until smooth. Slowly whisk into pan juices. Stir often until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Taste and add salt and pepper, if needed. Slice meat and serve with veggies and gravy. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers up to 3 days. Store sauce in a separate container. Leftovers make great hot beef sandwiches for lunch the next day.


Calories 253, Protein 23.2 g, Carbohydrates 19.7 g, Fat 8.8 g, Fibre 2.3 g, Sodium 231 mg.
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