Beef Roast

Every week before grocery shopping, I ask my husband what he wants to eat for his lunches. His typical responses are, "I don't care" or "Whatever" (which by the way is not true). In the event I send him to work with something he's not interested in, I either never see that container or food again (because he didn't eat it and doesn't want me to know) or if I demand the container back, it comes home untouched. I've nailed down a few dishes that he loves left over and typically run the suggestions by him. This week I suggested my Beef Roast and without hesitation I got a, "Oh, yeah! I want that. My mouth is watering just thinking about it." If you know Spencer, you'd understand that his excitement for food is nonexistent. It dawned on me that if he loves it THAT much {I'm a vegetarian, so any meat that is on this blog is approved by the tastebuds of Spencer} and it's actually healthy, it needs to be on the blog! After all, the blog's existence is to provide people with the tools they need for good, healthy eating! 

Although I've never tried this dish, I will admit that when I have it cooking in the crockpot, the second even a hint of the smell seeps through the AC vents in my car upon pulling into the garage my mouth is watering!

Unlike some most crockpot meals, this is sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, clean and full of protein and veggies! When I was working full-time, crockpot meals became a staple. Now that I have a demanding newborn, crockpot meals are STILL a staple. They make dinners stress-free, easy and very hard for my mommy-brain to mess up! 

If you don't already have a crockpot, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! I don't even remember when I got my crockpot but I've had it for years and the thing doesn't skip a beat! This is the newer version of mine but if I had my choice, I'd upgrade to a large oval one like this one here. You can make more of a variety of things in it like protein bars, lasagna, cook squash... the list goes on! They are inexpensive and the money you spend on a crockpot you'll save by not going out to dinner. So, go ahead... take the crockpot plunge.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 4-8 hours depending on if you put the crockpot on low or high

Servings: 5

Directions:

  1. Chop sweet potato, onion, baby carrots and green pepper. 
  2. Add Beef Roast and vegetables to the crock pot.
  3. Add the spices. 
  4. Add the liquid. 
  5. Turn crock pot on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. 
  6. Serve!

Ingredients:

  • Beef Roast
  • 1 Sweet Potato
  • 1 Yellow Onion 
  • 1 TBSP Minced Garlic
  • 8 oz Baby Carrots (halved)
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1/2 TBSP Pepper
  • 1/2 TBSP Garlic Salt
  • 1 TBSP Parsley
  • 1/4 Cup Worcestershire
  • 3 Cups Water