Ruby Root Roast

It’s no secret that my family LOVES quick and healthy meals around here.  Although this pot roast may sound complicated or intimidating, this tender beef pot roast is easy to throw together and has mild flavors that even the pickiest kids are sure to love.  It has delicious beets, Yukon potatoes, sweet potatoes, and carrots.

Ruby Root Roast Recipe

Ruby Root Roast Ingredients:

  • –  2 medium purple beets
  • –  4-6 carrots
  • –  1 medium onion
  • –  4-6 large cloves of garlic
  • –  a few Yukon potatoes and sweet potatoes
  • –  1 piece of quality bottom round roast, this one was about 3 pounds
  • –  salt and pepper to taste
  • –  4 cups quality beef broth
  • –  2 tablespoons olive oil

Ruby root roast ingredients

Step 1.  Start by searing the meat in a hot nonstick pan. I like to add the olive oil to the pan along with the peeled garlic and a little sea salt and pepper. Brown each side and then transfer into the bottom of the crock pot.

Beet Roast

Step 2.  Wash and pat dry all of the vegetables before peeling and chopping.

Beet Roast Recipe

Step 3.  Rough chop the onion and lay it around the meat.

Roast Recipe

Step 4.  Peel and cut the carrots, beets and potatoes into larger pieces and set on top of the meat.

Pot Roast Carrots

Step 5.  Add the beef broth.

Easy Pot Roast

Step 6.  Cover and set to low. Cook for 8-12 hours depending on the size of the meat and temperature that your crock pot tends to run at. The roast will be done when the meat is fork tender and the vegetables are soft.  Alternately, if you prefer your vegetables to be a bit more firm or if you’ll be cooking on high, add them in part way through cooking.

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Step 1.  Start by searing the meat in a hot nonstick pan. I like to add the olive oil to the pan along with the peeled garlic and a little sea salt and pepper. Brown each side and then transfer into the bottom of the crock pot.

Step 2.  Wash and pat dry all of the vegetables before peeling and chopping.

Step 3.  Rough chop the onion and lay it around the meat.

Step 4.  Peel and cut the carrots, beets and potatoes into larger pieces and set on top of the meat.

Step 5.  Add the beef broth.

Step 6.  Cover and set to low. Cook for 8-12 hours depending on the size of the meat and temperature that your crock pot tends to run at. The roast will be done when the meat is fork tender and the vegetables are soft.  Alternately, if you prefer your vegetables to be a bit more firm or if you’ll be cooking on high, add them in part way through cooking.

What are the go-to, quick, and healthy meals that your family loves?

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Comments

  1. Shauna Torres says:

    Oh my goodness, now this looks amazing. I am starving right now and could use a hearty meal about now. Thanks so much for sharing

  2. My wife’s been nagging me about us eating healthier. This looks tasty enough to sort us both out.

  3. This recipe looks amazing! All the ingredients look so fresh and healthy!

  4. This looks very tasty. I love using root veggies when using my slow cooker. They hold up so well. Great colors, too.

  5. This sounds really good. I love having roast and veggies. This is one of my favorite meals. I just wish my girls would actually eat the roast. They can be picky.

  6. This looks like a yummy idea to try! Thanks for a new recipe idea for me to try to make and master 😉

  7. Boy is that ever a beautiful roast. I love that you used root veggies for it too.The colors are so pretty when you serve it!

  8. This roast looks so hearty and full of flavor. My family would love this recipe!

  9. I love easy slow cooker recipes like this, it sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

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