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Mushroom Pot Roast
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Mushroom Pot Roast

With the rush of school, work and extra-curricular activites in full swing, you'll love the ease of this meltingly-tender pot roast from your slow cooker.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2008

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 3 lb 3lbboneless beef cross rib pot roastboneless beef cross rib pot roasts
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 1oniononions, diced
  • 2 2carrotcarrots, sliced
  • 2 2celery stalkcelery stalks, sliced
  • 3 3cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried marjoram
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried oregano
  • 4 cups 4cupsbutton mushroombutton mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupsodium-reduced beef stock
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsptomato paste
  • 2 tsp 2tspWorcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspall-purpose flour
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Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. In large skillet, heat half of the oil over medium-high heat; brown beef all over, adding more oil if necessary. Transfer to slow cooker.

Discard any fat from pan; add remaining oil. Cook onion, carrots, celery, garlic, marjoram and oregano over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Scrape into slow cooker.

Stir in stock, scraping up brown bits; boil for 1 minute and pour into slow cooker. Add tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce; cover and cook on low for 5 to 7 hours or until beef is tender.

Transfer meat to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand for 15 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain.

Meanwhile, whisk flour with 1/4 cup (50 mL) water; whisk into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for about 15 minutes or until thickened. Serve with beef.

Additional information :

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings:

cal 454 pro 47g total fat 23g sat. fat 8g
carb 11g fibre 2g chol 114mg sodium 347mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 42 vit A 44 vit C 8
folate 15
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