Slow Cooker Pot Roast: Low Carb Meal Prep Basic


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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Easy slow cooker pot roast recipe is low carb - and a great start to any beef meal prep dish. From Lowcarb-ology.com

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 ย  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!

Low carb, slow cooker pot roast recipe makes a lot so you can use it to meal prep several dishes. From lowcarb-ology.com

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Here’s the slow cooker pot roast recipe. You can use it as a basic ingredient for any low carb beef dish. ๐Ÿ™‚

You'll love this tender low carb slow cooker pot roast! From lowcarb-ology.com
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Slow Cooker Pot Roast: Low Carb Meal Prep Basic

This is a basic pot roast recipe that is low carb. It has lots of beefy flavor and works well in any meal prep recipe calling for beef.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 45 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 219kcal
Author Marye

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Cover.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Shred with 2 forks and allow to cook 30 more minutes.
  • Use as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 440mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 1.5% | Vitamin C: 1.3% | Calcium: 2.7% | Iron: 13.7%

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Last Updated 06/05/2019

8 Responses to “Slow Cooker Pot Roast: Low Carb Meal Prep Basic”

  1. Curious if any other veggies would be good in this?

    Reply
    • I’m sure they would. I don’t add much since I use the meat for a variety of dishes over the week.

  2. This was soooooo delicious! And it freezes and reheats very well. I paired this with mashed cauliflower. I wanna add green beans this time around as a side. How do you prepare yours?

    Reply
    • i do them the southern way – simmer them in a pot then drain them and stir them into bacon grease, bacon, and sauteed onion

  3. What is the serving size? My husband is on a Low Carb diet and all serving sizes must be recorded. You don’t give it to us, and it is important or I can’t make it! In ounces, how much meat is he allowed per serving? He can’t have potatoes, but he can have vegetables (Atkins, Phase 1). Thanks.

    Reply
    • Roughly 4 ounces of meat/ 1/12 of the recipe.


  4. Wow, Love the recipe but as I am on a strict “no carb” diet for the first two weeks of this low carb plan and bought a roast without a plan on how to cook it. I assume the carbs in your recipe come mainly from the onion? I can probably leave that out but I am wondering if removing the celery would also help,

    Thanks again,

    Jon

    Reply
    • celery has almost no carbs but it could help.

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