Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Pot Roast

Garlic, sun-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives pack lots of flavor into this Mediterranean dish.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

1
boneless beef chuck roast (3 lb)
1
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon Italian seasoning
1
large garlic clove, finely chopped
1/3
cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and chopped
1/2
cup sliced pitted Kalamata or ripe olives
1/2
cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1/2
cup frozen pearl onions (from 1-lb bag)

  • 1 Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook beef in skillet about 5 minutes, turning once, until brown. Sprinkle with salt, Italian seasoning and garlic; remove from skillet.
  • 2 Place beef, seasoned side up, in 4-to 5-quart slow cooker. Spread tomatoes and olives over roast. Add broth and onions.
  • 3 Cover and cook on low heat setting 5 to 6 hours or until beef is tender.
  • 4 Remove beef from slow cooker; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Slice beef; serve with beef juice and onions from slow cooker. <BR><BR><B>Note:</B> This recipe was tested in slow cookers with heating elements in the side and bottom of the cooker, not in cookers that stand only on a heated base. For slow cookers with just a heated base, follow the manufacturer’s directions for layering ingredients and choosing a temperature.

Expert Tips

(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)

Kalamata olives have a dark purple color and a rich and fruity flavor. They are generally packed in olive oil or vinegar and are sold whole or pitted.

Fluffy homemade mashed potatoes--skins on or off--is the perfect partner for beef roast.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
335
(
Calories from Fat
189 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21 g
21 %
(Saturated Fat
8 g,
8 %
),
Cholesterol
105 mg
105 %;
Sodium
530 mg
530 %;
Total Carbohydrate
2 g
2 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
35 g
35 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
24%;
Exchanges:
5 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.