easy crockpot roast beef

Pot Roast – Healthy Crockpot Version

Pot roast is an easy and delicious dinner that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes and in just 1 pot. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t enjoy pot roast.  Everyone loves meat and potatoes – give them what they love for dinner! I always try to make extras (notice all the extra potatoes in there!).  It requires minimal ingredients, very little prep time, and LOTS of flavor. Not only is this pot roast recipe is not only a full meal, but it’s healthy.

One of the best things about this recipe is that you can tweak it to whatever your family enjoys the most.  For example, you can add celery, mushrooms, different potatoes – whatever you want, you choose and it will be even more delicious!  Generally, I love adding chopped onions to meals, but since this already has the onion soup mix, I figured it didn’t need more. However, if you want some extra flavor, chop a yellow onion and add it in there.

I always try to tweak recipes to make them healthier without losing flavor. This recipe has been tweaked from the traditional pot roast recipes. I opted for healthy request, fat free cream of mushroom soup to cut back on the fat and calories. Additionally, you won’t find butter or oil in this recipe, I don’t see any need to add those fatty ingredients into this meal. Besides, the flavor doesn’t increase so I suggest skipping them and saving the calories and fat for dessert.  Dessert? Yes, please!

Add roast beef to crock pot, sprinkle 1/3 packet of dry onion soup mix on roast.  Add chopped red potatoes. Sprinkle remaining onion soup packet on top of potatoes.

crockpot easy pot roast

Sprinkle remaining onion soup packet on top of potatoes. Top potatoes with can of cream of mushroom soup.  I used fat-free for a healthier recipe.

I like to add baby carrots half way through as well for a more complete meal. You could add mushrooms, celery, and/or anything else you like. Baby carrots are my favorite because there is no preparation – just dump them in!

Pot Roast

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, crockpot, easy
Servings: 8 people

Equipment

  • crockpot

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds roast beef
  • 6-8 individual potatoes I used red potatoes, you can use whatever you prefer
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup I used the fat-free kind for a healthier recipe
  • 1 package baby carrots

Instructions

  • Put roast beef in crock pot. Sprinkle 1/3 onion soup mix on beef. Cut up potatoes and place around the beef and add on top, if they won’t all fit around. Sprinkle the remaining onion soup mix on potatoes. Dump the cream of mushroom soup on top of everything. Add carrots. If they won’t fit, wait a few hours for everything to cook down and then add. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir and enjoy!

Notes

easy crockpot roast beef

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