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, and 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
Here’s the slow cooker pot roast recipe. You can use it as a basic ingredient for any low carb beef dish. 🙂
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
9 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pot Roast: Low Carb Meal Prep Basic”
Thank you! Great recipe. I love the fact that you offered an alternative to using wine. Many recipes do not mention the possibility of being able to sub it out of the picture. Beef stock was a super option. I also serve with green beans. many simmered like you and then pan fried in thick, low carb teriyaki sauce ( G Hughes or any other). Mashed Culilower with chese is another option I am considering. However, to make the mash, I do not have a food processor to use. I’ll try and see if a hand blender could do the trick!! If anyone else has used it please coment on how…
Thanks again for a tasty recipe.
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,
celery has almost no carbs but it could help.
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.
Roughly 4 ounces of meat/ 1/12 of the recipe.
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?
i do them the southern way – simmer them in a pot then drain them and stir them into bacon grease, bacon, and sauteed onion
Curious if any other veggies would be good in this?
I’m sure they would. I don’t add much since I use the meat for a variety of dishes over the week.