Italian Pot Roast

Italian Pot Roast

by Kinya - GlamLife MD November 02, 2018 This post contains affliate links

Italian Pot Roast

It is your perfect meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Absolutely delicious and scrumptious, this easy beef recipe is sure to delight your taste buds.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 5 hours

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 1 pound baby red potatoes halved
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 (3 pound) beef chuck roast
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can no salt added petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Italian Simmering Sauce
  • 1/4 cup flour

DIRECTIONS

  • Add carrots, potatoes, and celery to a slow cooker. Place beef chuck roast on top of vegetables. Pour diced tomatoes and Italian Simmering Sauce over the roast. Cover and cook on high for 5 - 6 hours.
  • Transfer roast and vegetables to a pan or bowl. Transfer half of the liquid to a separate mixing bowl. Whisk flour into broth until smooth and transfer mixture back to slow cooker. Whisk until completely incorporated and smooth.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve as a gravy over the pot roast.

NUTRITION FACTS

  • 340 Calories (kcal)
  • 8 Fat (g)
  • 3 Saturated Fat (g)
  • 22 Carbohydrates (g)
  • 3 Fiber (g)
  • 6 Sugar (g)
  • 40 Protein (g)
  • 110 Cholesterol (mg)
  • 220 Sodium (mg)

Notes

Lean beef helps support a strong body by providing important nutrients to build and replenish muscles. Among all the muscles in your body, your heart is arguably the most important. Diet and exercise are the cornerstones for building a strong and healthy heart. A heart-healthy diet is one that includes an abundance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and lean protein.

Studies show that eating lean beef, as part of a balanced diet, supports healthy blood pressure and blood lipids.A diet lower in sodium and higher in potassium and lean protein helps lower blood pressure. Beef is a leading source of potassium in the U.S. diet and is estimated to contribute only 1% of sodium intake. Research also shows that partially replacing carbohydrates in the diet with protein could be a useful strategy for the prevention of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.7

Despite misconceptions to the contrary, beef contributes 10 percent or less of saturated fat and total fat in the American diet. Approximately one-third of beef’s saturated fat is stearic acid, the same fat recognized as beneficial in chocolate for its neutral effect on blood cholesterol levels. Beef is also a primary source of monounsaturated fat in the diet, the same type of healthy fat found in avocados and olive oil. With this in mind, it isn’t surprising that a number of clinical studies consistently demonstrate that consuming 4-5.5 ounces of lean beef as part of a heart-healthy diet, even daily, can contribute to overall healthful dietary patterns and improved markers for health.

Potatoes is high in dietary fiber, which has loads of weight loss benefits. For one, fiber expands to fill your stomach, meaning you will feel full faster and consume fewer calories in one sitting. And since it’s a complex carb, the whole wheat will digest more slowly, keeping you feeling satisfied long after you’ve walked away from the table. Plus, fiber prevents blood sugar spikes and crashes during the day, so you won’t be reaching for a candy bar midway through the afternoon for a quick sugar boost. These are signs your diet is missing out on fiber.

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