Sunday, October 24, 2010

Beef Roast with Root Vegetables

It only looks scary and alien, tastes great however.
My house smells fantastic, I am cooking a dish I first saw a few years ago on the Food Network show with Robin Miller called Beef it Up .  I love root veggies; the more the merrier as far as I am concerned.  You first start with the Beef Roast with Root Vegetables, I use a mid sized roast (2lbs) and increase the amount of root vegetables adding carrots and turnips as well.  After the main meal tonight I will puree the remaining root vegetables into a fantastic hearty soup.  The remaining beef will be shredded and added to the salad that Robin Miller detailed on the same show called Asian Beef Salad with Cilantro, Scallions and Sesame Seeds.  We have had the Green Chili Beef Empanadas served with Mixed Greens & Raspberry-Walnut dressing is another very tasty reuse of the beef, the crust isn't needed, I line a baking sheet with wax paper to bake the beef with green chili's and cheese stacked on top, the wax paper makes clean up easier, you can work this out whichever way is best for you.

Beef Roast with Root Vegetables

(Via Robin Miller/Food Network)


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 1 celery root (celeriac), peeled and chopped
  • 1 (5-pound) boneless beef roast, trimmed of fat ( I use a 2 lbs roast as 5 lbs is too big for 2 people)
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


Arrange onion, sweet potatoes, parsnips and celery root in bottom of slow cooker. Season beef all over with salt and black pepper. Rub flour all over beef. Place roast on top of vegetables in slow cooker.
Whisk together tomatoes, maple syrup, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder. Pour mixture over beef.
Cover and cook on LOW for 12 hours or on HIGH for 8 hours.
Remove beef from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks, serve with vegetables like you would pot roast. 

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