Yes, you can have a slow cooked beef roast on the 17 Day Diet (basically on Cycles 2 and 3). It’s not always about chicken!
As a child I remember every Sunday my mom would put either a beef or pork roast into the slow cooker and let it cook while we were at church for the day.
We’d always arrive home to the house having the most yummy smell. Our Sunday meals usually took place early in the day – sometime between 2 and 4pm, and it was something I always looked forward to each week.
And did I mention the slow cooked beef roast was to die for? Well, it was!
Growing up as my mother cooked, she’d teach me along the way. When it came to slow cooking the roast, the trick she taught me was to brown the meat beforehand.
The darker the better (without burning it) as it made both the roast full of flavor and the gravy delicious without having to use those packets of seasoning.
So if you make this, enjoy the aroma of delicious beef roast while it slow cooks for hours in your slow cooker.
Oh, and if you have leftovers, consider using what you have left of the beef in my favorite family chili recipe.
Side Dishes to Complete Your Beef Roast Dinner
Make this a complete Sunday meal with my favorite side dishes:
Mock Mashed Potatoes (Cauliflower)
This mock mashed potatoes (cauliflower) recipe using cauliflower instead of potatoes is a hit in my house. I promise you, if you don’t say anything, your family members will NOT be able to tell the difference.
I love roasting all types of vegetables. In this roasted carrots recipes, the ingredients are simple so the natural sweetness of the carrots can be center stage!
Beef roast is the perfect center piece for any dinner, holiday function or for preparing several meals for the week ahead. Here is a basic recipe that will help you maximize flavor the right way.
- 1 4-6 pound Beef Chuck Roast
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Garlic Powder to taste
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of beef broth or water
Heat a large pan on medium high heat. Place 1 tablespoon olive oil in pan and heat through.
Season your roast on all sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place roast in hot pan and brown all sides of roast. The browner the roast, the more flavor it will have when it's finished cooking in the crock pot.
Once browned, place the roast in slow cooker.
Meanwhile, deglaze the heated pan by pouring beef broth or water into heated pan. Heat liquid while gently lifting any caramelized pieces of meat from bottom of pan with a spatula.
Pour liquid from pan over meat in crockpot and cover.
On high, cook 3-5 hours or on low from 6-8 hours until meat is tender.
Approved for cycles 2 and 3.
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