Alright recipe 3 of 5. To recap, I’m creating 5 slow cooker meals using 5 ingredients or less to show you how easy and healthy slow cooking can be. I figured since the last 2 recipes were both chicken, beef would be a nice switch. Out of the 3 recipes, this is the easiest one in my opinion. Roasts in general are pretty easy. When you use your slow cooker, they’re pretty hard to mess up. Lucky me found a 2 pound grass-fed, angus beef boneless chuck roast as I strolled through the meat section at my local Vons. It was so pretty after I put it in the slow cooker that I had to stop and take its picture:
This recipe calls for your favorite steak seasoning. I used Historic Lynchburg Tennessee Steak & Burger Seasoning. I’ve had this same jar of steak seasoning for…I couldn’t tell you. They don’t even make it anymore that’s how long! It’s one of those seasonings that sits in the back of my spice rack. Anyway, if you don’t have a steak seasoning, here is a homemade recipe for you to use from Allrecipes:
3 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons oregano
2 tablespoons pepper
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cumin
Mix kosher salt, smoked paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper, brown sugar, and cumin together in a sealable container. Seal container and shake to mix.
Since I’m limiting myself to 5 ingredients I had to make some choices with this roast. I went with sweet potatoes (over regular potatoes to keep it paleo) and carrots. I picked up my tri-colored carrots at Trader Joe’s. They usually have them for a couple bucks. Since my beef was approximately 2 pounds, I used 1/2 cup of broth. You’ll need to add 1/4 cup more broth for every additional pound your cut of meat is. I did not brown my beef beforehand. You can if you want, I’m too lazy for that most times. After putting all the ingredients in, I shook the seasoning over the pot one last time before closing the lid. That’s it!
PS. This is one of those meal that will have your entire house smelling wonderful when you get home.
- 2 lb roast
- 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled & diced
- 1 lb carrots, peeled
- 1 tbsp + 1 tsp steak seasoning
- ½ cup low-sodium beef broth
- Season beef generously with 1 tbsp of steak seasoning.
- Add to the bottom of the slow cooker along with the potatoes and carrots.
- Pour broth on top.
- Sprinkle remaining steak seasoning over all the food.
- Cook HIGH 3.5 hour or LOW 8.