A good slow cooker pot roast recipe makes low carb meal prep quick and easy. This melt in your mouth pot roast finishes with lots of flavor. A long slow cook infuses the flavors of onion, celery, and garlic into the meat until it’s tender and falling apart. Definitely family friendly, you can separate the meat into portions for several different recipes.
For this recipe you’ll need: 3 pounds boneless chuck roast, celery, onions, garlic powder, salt, pepper, red wine or beef broth
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I was on vacation last week. My husband, eldest daughter, and I flew out to see the newest grandbaby and spend time with my son and daughter-in-law. It was amazing to cuddle the newest member of our family but I guess I’ve turned into a work-aholic because by the end of the week I was ready to get back home to my real life. I anticipated slipping right back into the routine.
Only that didn’t happen.
So, as I am writing this I’m feeling sluggish because of the high carb, high sugar diet I’ve been indulging in. I’ve been in such a fog that I’ve been forgetting to take my thyroid and ADD meds, too. And there’s been drama so it’s all kind of worked against me. Today I am determined to get back on track.
For me, prepping meals makes staying on low carb easy. I don’t have to think about portions, carbs, or what I’m going to fix for myself when the family is eating pasta. It’s already done and I just need to warm the container up and enjoy my meal.
This slow cooker pot roast is family friendly. No one is going to complain about it! It’s so tender and full of flavor. You can add some potatoes or rice for the family if they need the carbs. The most difficult thing about this roast is putting aside enough to use in your weekly meal prep.
A serving size of meat in my house is 4 ounces. If you use a 3 pound roast you’ll have roughly 12 servings. Hold back half and you’ve got the basic ingredients for 6 meals!
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Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe
Slow Cooker Pot Roast: Low Carb Meal Prep Basic
- 3 pounds boneless chuck roast
- 4 stalks celery sliced on a diagonal
- 1 onion peeled and quartered
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup red wine or beef broth
- Mix the salt, pepper, and garlic powder and rub it all over the meat.
- Heat up a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy pan until it shimmers.
- Sear the meat on all sides in the oil.
- Add the meat, vegetables, and wine or beef broth to a slow cooker.
- Cook on low for 8 hours.
- Shred with 2 forks and allow to cook 30 more minutes.
- Use as desired.
Click on the image to see the recipe. From left to right (all low carb): Italian Beef, Beef Stuffed Peppers, Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce