Yankee Pot Roast and Vegetables

Yankee Pot Roast and Vegetables

Yankee Pot Roast and Vegetables

Potatoes are often labeled "bad carbs." Like most other foods, they are bad or good depending on how they are processed or prepared. Leave the skins on to keep more of the vitamins intact.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 8-1/2 to 9 hours


Makes 10 to 12 servings


1 beef chuck pot roast (2-1/2 pounds)
Salt and black pepper
3 unpeeled medium baking potatoes (about 1 pound), cut into quarters
2 large carrots, cut into 3/4-inch slices
2 stalks celery, cut into 3/4-inch slices
1 medium onion, sliced
1 large parsnip, cut into 3/4-inch slices
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth


  1. Trim and discard excess fat from meat. Cut meat into serving-size pieces; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine vegetables, bay leaves, rosemary and thyme in slow cooker. Place beef over vegetables. Pour broth over beef. Cover; cook on LOW 8-1/2 to 9 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
  3. Transfer beef to serving platter. Arrange vegetables around beef. Remove and discard bay leaves.

Cook's Nook

To make gravy, ladle the juices into a 2-cup measure; let stand 5 minutes. Skim off and discard fat. Measure remaining juices and heat to a boil in small saucepan. For each cup of juice, mix 2 tablespoons of flour with 1/4 cup of cold water until smooth. Stir mixture into boiling juices, stirring constantly 1 minute or until thickened.

Nutritional Information

Calories 270
Calories from Fat 33 %
Total Fat 10 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 75 mg
Carbohydrate 15 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 28 g
Sodium 99 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Meat 3
Fat 1

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