After Work Pot Roast Dinner

Getting a healthy, hearty meal on the table after a busy work day can sometimes be a challenge. Combining protein-rich beef with nutritious vegetables, this slow cooker recipe helps you do it simply with savory results.

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After Work Beef Pot Roast Dinner


  • 2 large onions each cut into 8 wedges
  • 1 cloves Garlic peeled
  • 2 teaspoons Italian dressing mix
  • 2 pound beef chuck roast boneless
  • 2 medium red bell peppers cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 2 medium zucchini cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 2 1/12 tablespoon cornstarch


  • Place onions and garlic in 4-1/2- to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker. Press Italian dressing mix evenly onto all surfaces of beef roast. Add roast, bell peppers and 1/2 cup water to slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 5 hours or on LOW 8 hours.
  • Add zucchini and continue to cook, covered, 30 minutes or until zucchini is fork tender. Remove roast and vegetables. Strain cooking liquid and reserve, skimming fat from liquid. Dissolve cornstarch into 2 tablespoons water. Combine 2 cups reserved cooking liquid and cornstarch mixture in a medium pan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1 minute or until thickened. Serve gravy over roast and vegetables.


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Recipe courtesy of Hy-Vee.