Best Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Roast Beef Dinner

One of our last meals together, before Abby left for college, was Best Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Roast Beef Dinner, simmered in shallots, fennel, red wine. Oh, so good!

Best Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Roast Beef Dinner

Last Sunday we enjoyed this Best Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Roast Beef Dinner, with fresh organic apple cider floats for dessert! Sometimes I feel like the luckiest mom in the world. Every single day is such a gift!

The clock is ticking … my kids are now 25, 23, and 21 next month. I pinch myself, over this memorable, hot summer we enjoyed together. How many parents get to savor their kids all together under the same roof (at times, tight, yes ..:), for a season, all grown up and so wonderful?

Best Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Roast Beef Dinner

This wood pile resembles many hours of splitting, stacking, and preparing for winter–one of the ways of creating comfort and the feeling of warmth. It’s heard many conversations during the long, hot days of summer, home to the chattery chipmunks. It’s also been “roasted” a few times (lots of laughter in our home), and is soon to bring our family comfort and warmth.

Best Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Roast Beef Dinner

Best Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Roast Beef Dinner

Baking and cooking comfort foods, like a Best Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Roast Beef Dinner, also comes to the forefront of my mind on days like these. Easy to prepare in the morning (let it cook all day), or even after church (let it simmer for the afternoon), I love the flavors of fennel, shallots, red onions, and red wine.

The last hour add chunks of sweet potatoes.

Serve and enjoy!

The splitting and stacking of firewood has become an experience, with our family’s first wood stove. It’s about being prepared, I suppose, but it also gives us a feeling of satisfaction. Like all is right with the world when we have a good meal on the table, and the wood is stacked and ready. We are so fortunate we live in a warm, cozy house, with family togetherness.

Stack a heaping amount of gratitude on top of that. It reminds me of the saying, home is where your heart is.

Best Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Roast Beef Dinner

Best Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Roast Beef Dinner

Ingredients:

2-3 pound beef chuck roast (I buy 2 pack at Costco and freeze one)

Salt & pepper

2 Tbsp. olive oil (plus more if needed)

2 large red onion, sliced

1 fennel, thinly sliced

2 shallots, thinly sliced

2-3 celery stalks, cut in thirds

1 cup of beef stock

1 cup red wine

2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp. Worchestersire sauce

2 tsp. thyme

Parsley or rosemary for garnish

2-3 small sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

Directions:

Heat olive oil in a large frying pan and sear the roast on each side, for about 2 minutes per side, until nicely browned. Heavily salt and pepper both sides. Set aside.

 

In the same pan, add the fennel and shallots and cook on medium until tender, 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Add more oil if needed.

 

Spray the inside of slow cooker with cooking spray. Lay the red onion slices at the bottom. Place the roast beef on top. Place the cooked fennel and shallot on top of the beef. Next, lay celery on top.

 

Mix together the stock, red wine, Worchestersire sauce, and thyme. Generously add salt and pepper. Pour over the beef and vegetables. Salt and pepper again.

 

Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours. (Cook on LOW 6-8 hours:) The last hour of cooking time, lay the sweet potatoes on top. Lightly salt and pepper. Cook for one more hour; garnish and serve!

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More recipes with sweet potatoes: Seafood Sweet Potato Risotto [RE], 4-ingredient Turkey Sweet Potato Meatballs [RE], Sweet Potato Soup [RE], Melting Sweet Potatoes [Foodie with Family], Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes [Well Plated].

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One comment on “Best Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Roast Beef Dinner”

  1. Yum. I love a good slow cooker roast (the only way I can seem to really get it tender…lol). I’ll have to try this.

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