Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sweet and Sour Pot Roast in the Slow Cooker

No, I didn't eat this entire plate of food. This is about 1/2 of the entire meal, this makes a lot and we have a bunch of leftovers. I love leftovers for lunch. Especially when they are as delicious as this! This was a super tasty and easy meal. I normally don't like having to brown meat before throwing it in the crock pot but the result here was a very tender, delicous piece of meat. So the extra step was worth it and really not that much work.

I originally saw this recipe on the Taste of Home website but made some changes.

I loved the sweet potato in this. The only thing I would do different is either add the sweet potatoes later or chop them into bigger chunks. The smaller chunks dissolved pretty easily which only left me with a couple of nice big sweet potato chunks. The beans were originally going to be on the side but at the end I just decided to throw them in the crockpot which worked really well.

Sweet and Sour Pot Roast

1 boneless beef chuck roast, about 2.75 lbs.
5 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in half
1 really large sweet potato, peeled and cut into big chunks
Cooking spray
1 onion, chopped
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar splenda blend
3 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in a bit of water
1 bag frozen green beans

Place potatoes in a large crockpot. Trin fat from roast, cut in half. Brown in cooking spray on all sides in large skillet. Transfer meat to crock pot. Saute onion in same pan until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, vinegar and salt. Pour over meat and potatoes. Cover and cook for 4 - 5 hours on high or until meat is tender. Transfer meat and some of the potatoes from the slow cooker. Mix cornstarch and a bit of water and add to crockpot. Add frozen green beans and stir gently not to crush the potatoes. Add meat and potatoes back into crock pot and cook for another 1/2 hour until slightly thickened and beans are hot.

Total calories = About 4116 (it's hard to estimate the calories of pot roast, I think I estimated high though)
8 servings** = 515 calories per serving

1 serving Sweet and Sour Pot Roast = 515 calorie dinner

**4 of us ate this for dinner and there were at LEAST 4 more servings of leftovers. The leftovers were even more delicious!

Calories calculated from Calorieking.com, some numbers are rounded and approximate.


  1. I've never had pot roast with a sweet and sour sauce on it! Can't wait to try it.

    And don't sweet potatoes just make everything better?

    Looks delicious...gotta love crockpot pot roast.

  2. Thanks so much for linking with This Week's Cravings! I love crockpot recipe. Thanks again!