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After-Work Beef Pot Roast Dinner

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Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 Min.
Cook Time: 6 Hr.
What you need:
* 1 boneless beef chuck shoulder pot roast or bottom round rump roast (3 to 3-1/2 lb.)
* 1 envelope (0.7 oz.) Italian salad dressing mix
* 2 large onions, each cut into 8 wedges
* 2 cloves garlic, peeled
* 2 red bell peppers, cut into 1-1/2 in. pieces
* 1/2 c. ready-to-serve beef broth
* 2 zucchini, cut into 1/4-in. thick slices
* 2-1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbsp. water
* salt
* pepper
What to do:
1. Press dressing mix evenly onto all surfaces of beef pot roast. Place onions and garlic in 4-1/2 to 5-1/2-qt. slow cooker; top with pot roast. Add bell peppers and broth. Cover and cook on High 5 hr., or on Low 8 hr. Add zucchini. Continue cooking, covered, 30 min. or until pot roast is fork-tender.
2. Remove pot roast and vegetables. Strain cooking liquid; skim fat. Combine 2 c. cooking liquid and cornstarch mixture in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1 min. or until thickened.
3. Carve pot roast into slices; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve with vegetables and gravy.

* Nutrition information is per serving, using chuck (1/6 of recipe)

* Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.
Nutritional information:
Calories: 333;   Total Fat: 11g;   Cholesterol: 129mg;   Total Carbs: 13g;   Protein: 44g;   Sodium: 58mg;  
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