This beef pot roast takes steak, potatoes, carrots, and onions and slow cooks them in a tomato sauce until the meat and veggies are good and tender. It’s a simple comfort food that is perfect for this time of year.
Question: How do you feel about ketchup?
As a kid, did you ever eat your beef with ketchup? How about your potatoes?
Of course, it’s normal to pair ketchup with burgers and french fries, so I guess it just makes sense that as kids we would translate that to steak and baked potatoes. Besides, some kids just eat ketchup by itself, because they love it so much. I would know, because my youngest used to eat ketchup all by itself with his fingers at restaurants when we weren’t looking (glad that stage is over).
The reason I am asking is because today’s pot roast recipe uses a tomato sauce mixture made up of ingredients like ketchup and V-8 juice. This pot roast will take you back to your childhood “ketchup-goes-with-everything” phase.
Red meat is okay in moderation.
I’m not sure how you feel about that statement, but this is my belief. I know chicken is zero points, and red meat isn’t as good for you as chicken, but sometimes it is nice to eat different kinds of meat from time to time. When red meat is cooked in a recipe with lots of other healthy ingredients and is eaten in moderation, I feel good about that. Besides, my husband loves a good pot roast, so this recipe was made with him in mind.
This slow cooker beef pot roast makes 6 (one cup) servings, and each serving is just 6 WW FreeStyle Smart Points!
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Here is what you need:
1 pound top round steak, trimmed of fat and cubed
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
Cooking spray, optional
1 cup water
1/2 cup V-8 juice
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/2 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 medium carrots, chopped into 1-inch pieces
1 large or 2 small onions, cut into 1-inch wedges
Salt and pepper, to taste
Here is what you do:
In a medium bowl, toss steak with flour until all of the steak pieces are well-coated with flour.
In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Cook the garlic in the oil for 30 seconds. Add the flour-coated steak to the skillet and cook until the meat is slightly browned on the outside, about 4 minutes. Spray with cooking spray if there is not enough oil in the skillet.
In a slow cooker, mix together the water, V-8 juice, ketchup, cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
Add browned steak, potatoes, carrots, and onions to the slow cooker and mix into the sauce.
Cook for 3-4 hours on HIGH or 6-8 hours on LOW.
Makes 6 servings.
One serving is 1 cup.
6 WW FreeStyle Smart Points per serving.
- Serves: 6 servings
- Serving size: 1 cup
- Calories: 329
- Fat: 11 g
- Saturated fat: 3 g
- Trans fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 31 g
- Sugar: 7 g
- Sodium: 257 mg
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 26 g
- Cholesterol: 40 mg
- 1 pound top round steak, trimmed of fat and cubed
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- Cooking spray, optional
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup V-8 juice
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- ½ tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 4 medium carrots, chopped into 1-inch pieces
- 1 large or 2 small onions, cut into 1-inch wedges
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a medium bowl, toss steak with flour until all of the steak pieces are well-coated with flour.
- In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Cook the garlic in the oil for 30 seconds. Add the flour-coated steak to the skillet and cook until the meat is slightly browned on the outside, about 4 minutes. Spray with cooking spray if there is not enough oil in the skillet.
- In a slow cooker, mix together the water, V-8 juice, ketchup, cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper.
- Add browned steak, potatoes, carrots, and onions to the slow cooker and mix into the sauce.
- Cook for 3-4 hours on HIGH or 6-8 hours on LOW.
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*SmartPoints® calculated by Meal Planning Mommies; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated without Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.