Slow-Cooker Beef Roast with Bacon-Chili Gravy

Slow-Cooker Beef Roast with Bacon-Chili Gravy

Get this recipe started in your slow cooker and at day’s end you’ll have a tender beef roast with savory bacon-chili gravy ready and waiting. Lucky you!

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slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3-pound beef boneless chuck roast
teaspoon garlic pepper
medium carrots, coarsely chopped
can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles
cup Progresso® beef flavored broth (from 32-oz container)
cup chili sauce
tablespoon Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  1. Cook bacon in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until brown and crisp; remove from skillet with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Reserve bacon fat in skillet.
  2. If beef roast comes in netting or is tied, do not remove. Sprinkle beef with garlic pepper. Cook beef in bacon fat in skillet over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally, until brown on both sides.
  3. Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place beef in cooker. Top with bacon and carrots. Mix green chiles, broth, chili sauce and flour in small bowl; pour over mixture in cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 10 to 12 hours.
  5. Place beef on platter; remove netting or strings. Stir gravy in cooker; serve with beef.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Success Hint
The longer meat cooks in the slow cooker, the more tender it becomes. At the minimum cooking time, meat is easy to cut. At the maximum time, it’s perfect for shredding.
Round out this meal with corn muffins and a mixed-greens salad tossed with a fruity vinaigrette.
Save the gravy and any leftover beef for French Dip sandwiches. Layer the beef onto hoagie buns, and dip into the gravy.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 190),
  • Total Fat 22g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 110mg;
  • Sodium 360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 5g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 37g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 5 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.