Monday, December 19, 2011

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Dill Sauce

Draped over tender beef, carrots and potatoes, a creamy dill sauce adds rich flavor to a family favorite.

Pot Roast:

2    tablespoons All Purpose Flour
1    teaspoon Salt
1/4  teaspoon white pepper
1    boneless Beef Pot Roast
      (about 2 lbs), trimmed of fat
1    cup Progresso Beef flavored broth
      (from a 32 oz. carton)
1    tablespoon Dijon Mustard
4    cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2  teaspoon dried dill weed
1     large onion, cut into twelve wedges
1     16-ounce ready to eat, baby cut
4     medium Yukon gold potatoes
       (about 1 1/4 pounds), unpeeled,
       cut into 1" cubes
1/2   teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning

Dill Sauce:

2    tablespoons all purpose flout
2    tablespoons water
1    teaspoon dried dill weed
1    cup fat free sour cream


On sheet of waxed paper or in shallow bowl, mix 2 tablespoons flour, 1 teaspoon salt and the white pepper. Place beef on flour mixture; turn to coat evenly.

 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef to skillet; cook about 5 minutes, turning once, until golden brown on both sides. Place in cooker.

In small bowl, mix broth, mustard, garlic and dill weed. Pour over beef in cooker. Place onion, carrots and potatoes on top of beef. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper seasoning.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 9 to 10 hours.

Remove beef and vegetables from cooker; place on large serving platter and cover to keep warm. In small bowl, beat all sauce ingredients except sour cream with wire whisk until smooth.

Strain any fat from liquid in cooker. Pour liquid into 1-quart saucepan; heat to boiling over high heat. Stir flour mixture into hot liquid; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in sour cream.

Cut beef into 8 serving pieces. Serve sauce with beef and vegetables.

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