OUR FAVORITE CROCK POT MEAL

Using a Crock Pot or slow cooker, come home to a delicious, hearty, classic pot roast dinner that will fill your home with irresistible aromas! This is the best keto pot roast meal you’ll ever taste, prepped the day before or the morning of, and ready to eat at the end of your busy day. And nothing says comfort food like a tender and juicy chuck pot roast, complete with vegetables, fresh herbs, surrounded in a beef broth and wine au jus. With only 6 net carbs per serving including vegetables, it fits into your keto low carb lifestyle, too. So gather the ingredients and let’s start cooking!

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT YOU’LL NEED

A large Crock Pot

A heavy skillet or deep stock pot

INGREDIENTS FOR MAKING THIS SLOW COOKER POT ROAST RECIPE

Chuck Roast – About 4 pounds

Coarse Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper – For seasoning the roast

Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or Avocado Oil) – For high temperature browning

Minced Garlic – Adding flavor to the roast

Vegetables – Yellow onion, carrots, rutabaga (all coarsely chopped)

Beef Stock and Dry Red Wine – To keep the roast and vegetables moist and juicy

Fresh Herbs – Rosemary, Thyme, and Bay Leaves

Xanthan gum – (Optional) A thickener that adds viscosity to gluten-free recipes, in this case, for a thicker gravy.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING THIS POT ROAST SLOW COOKER MEAL

Rub: Salt and Pepper into all sides of the chuck roast.

Sear Roast: 4-5 minutes all sides on medium-high heat in deep pan or skillet.

Add: Minced garlic, onion, carrots, rutabaga, fresh herbs, beef broth and wine.

Set Temperature: On low heat with lid, 8-9 hours.

Remove Vegetables and Roast. Plate. Pour strained drippings on top and garnish with parsley.

If you prefer to make a thicker gravy, sprinkle the xanthan gum into about 1/2 cup of hot water and whisk vigorously, until the mixture is nice and smooth. Pour about a cup of the hot gravy into the xanthan gum mix and stir again, then back into the gravy and stir well.

WHAT CUT OF MEAT SHOULD I USE FOR POT ROAST?

Our recommendation is chuck roast – it’s nicely marbled roast makes for a tender and juicy cut of meat, especially when cooked slow and low. It’s fatty juices produce flavorful broth.

 

DO YOU HAVE TO BROWN THE ROAST FIRST?

Trust us, taking the time to brown the roast produces the best browned crust and helps seal in the juices and flavors.

 

HOW LONG SHOULD I COOK THE POT ROAST IN A SLOW COOKER?

We recommend between 8-9 hours on low for tender, juicy meat and vegetables. Our slow cooker produces a perfect cook in this time frame. Test by sticking a fork in the meat to make sure it shreds apart easily with a fork. Refrain from removing the lid during cooking.

 

WHAT VEGETABLES DO I ADD TO CREATE A ONE-POT LOW CARB MEAL?

Rutabaga, carrots, and onion are the vegetables we use in our keto pot roast. Rutabaga? You’ll have to taste to believe! When slow-cooked, rutabagas have a mild potato flavor and texture. We like them even better than potatoes, as they tend to be slightly sweeter in taste. Our new favorite keto veggie! We only add 3 carrots for flavor and color, and large chunks of onion that can be easily removed if you prefer. In fact, all our veggies are chunked so they retain texture and don’t get mushy.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Our Pot Roast recipe stays fresh in an air-tight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator, or about 3 months in an air-tight freezer-safe container or plastic bag.

 

HOW TO REHEAT POT ROAST AND VEGETABLES

Reheat meat, veggies, and au jus or gravy on stovetop, in microwave, or oven until hot throughout.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keto Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Tender chuck roast surrounded in a broth and wine au jus is a perfect meal made from real ingredients, cooked and ready when you return from a busy day! This hearty comfort food is easy to prepare and will keep you satisfied for hours. Only 6 net carbs per serving, including vegetables! Keto-friendly, low carb, and delicious.
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Course: Dinner, Entrée
Cuisine: all
Keyword: beef roast, chuck roast dinner, crock pot chuck roast meal, crock pot dinners, pot roast, slow cooker dinners, slow cooker pot roast
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 337kcal

Equipment

  • Large skillet or Large Stock Pot
  • Crock Pot or Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 4 lb Chuck roast
  • 1 tbsp Coarse salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves Minced garlic about 4 tsp
  • 1 medium Yellow onion peeled, cut into large chunks
  • cups Carrots about 3 large, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • pounds Rutabaga peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • cups Beef or bone broth use reduced sodium to lower total mg
  • ½ cup Red wine optional - can replace with beef broth
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1-2 tsp xanthan gum (optional)

Instructions

  • Gather ingredients. Rub salt and pepper into all sides of chuck roast.
  • Heat olive oil in large, deep skillet or stock pot on medium-high heat. Sear roast in pot about 4-5 minutes each side, undisturbed, until well-browned. Transfer roast to slow cooker.
  • Add garlic, onion, carrots, rutabaga, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, and bay leaves over roast. Add beef broth/wine.
  • Set temperature on low. Place lid over slow cooker and cook for 8-9 hours, or until fork-tender, meaning you can pull apart the meat or shred with a fork.
  • Remove roast and vegetables to serving plate. Strain broth/au jus and pour on top. If you prefer a thicker gravy, sprinkle xanthan gum into about 1/2 cup of hot water and whisk vigorously, until the mixture is nice and smooth. Pour about a cup of the hot gravy into the xanthan gum mixture and whisk again, then back into the gravy and stir well. Add in small increments until desired thickness is reached. Garnish with fresh parsley or chives.

Notes

Each serving is approximately 1/3 lb roast, with a few vegetables. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Keto Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
337
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
20
g
31
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
11
g
Cholesterol
 
104
mg
35
%
Sodium
 
834
mg
36
%
Potassium
 
777
mg
22
%
Carbohydrates
 
8
g
3
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
30
g
60
%
Vitamin A
 
2709
IU
54
%
Vitamin C
 
24
mg
29
%
Calcium
 
69
mg
7
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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