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Beef Pot Roast with Maple Sweet Potatoes & Cider Gravy

This looked so tasty on Cooking During Stolen Moments that I just had to make it. I decided to do it in the crockpot instead. This seemed like a perfect meal to do in the crockpot.

You can view the recipe here.

Here's what I did to change it to a crockpot meal.

I used the chuck roast that I got from Food Lion. I seared both sides and then placed it in the crockpot. I added the cut sweet potatoes on top of the roast and around the sides.



In the pan, I added the salt, pepper and some italian seasoning (because I was out of thyme) and the chopped onions to the pan. I sauteed those until tender.




I added the broth and apple cider and let that cook for a couple of minutes, making sure to get up all of the bits on the bottom of the pan.

Then I poured this on top of the potatoes and roast in the crockpot.




I cooked it on high for about 5 hours and then turned it down to low for about 2 more hours. It turned out perfect.

I made the sweet potatoes (I started to use a potato masher but then switched to a hand mixer). And made the gravy. Then..... Dinner is served! :)




The verdict: I really enjoyed it. I liked the different flavors of savory and sweet. I rarely make any sweet/savory dishes like that and I was really happy with how it turned out. I served it with green beans. I highly encourage you to try this recipe! Plus doing it in the crockpot made it so easy! It cooked all day and then all I had to do was mash the potatoes, make the gravy (which you couldn't get any simpler on!) and heat up some green beans. Super easy!


Happy Eating!

Comments

ButterYum said…
Looks fabulous! I love the crock pot, especially on busy days.

:)
ButterYum

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