Healthy Pot Roast Recipes

Find healthy, delicious beef stew recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Moroccan-Spiced Pot Roast and Veggies

Pumpkin pie spice, cumin and cayenne pepper add Moroccan-inspired flavor to this slow-cooker pot roast dinner.

Fork-Tender Pot Roast

For a meal that's ready when you get home after a long day, try this flavorful and hearty pot roast.

Spicy Tomato-Braised Pot Roast

This tomato sauce gets its heat from Calabrian chiles.
By Devon O'Brien

Black-Vinegar-Braised Beef

The fragrant aroma of star anise will welcome you home after this braise cooks throughout the day. Serve with rice or rice noodles.
By Liana Krissoff

Pot Roast Rigatoni Stew

A twist on classic pot roast, this dish is filling and satisfying.

Coffee-Braised Pot Roast with Caramelized Onions

Rating: 4.55 stars
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This recipe is reminiscent of a pot roast made with onion-soup mix, but the flavors are true and pure--and nobody misses the excess sodium. (For a slow-cooker variation, see below.)

Texas Beef and Beans

A hearty beef and beans dish has Texas-sized flavor. Just put the ingredients in your slow cooker, press the button, and you're done until dinner time.

Slow-Cooker Herb & Mushroom Braised Beef

With its comforting flavors contributed by savory meat, mushrooms, onions, carrots and fresh herbs, this slow-cooker braised beef is a wonderful supper on cold-weather days. Consider freezing it into portions for busy weeknight meals. You could also shred the meat and serve it on sandwiches.

Beef Tenderloin with Cabernet-Mushroom Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
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For this classic roast beef recipe, cremini or white mushrooms are delicious in the sauce. But if you want to get fancy, mix in some wild mushrooms, such as oyster, maitake or porcini.

Garlic-Rosemary Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce

Rating: 5 stars
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The eye of round is a lean, boneless cut of beef that's less expensive than a tenderloin or rib roast but just as delicious. It's best served medium-rare--when cooked to higher temperatures it can become tough. Topping it with a finger-licking-good horseradish sauce makes this roast beef holiday-worthy.

Instant Pot Beef Pot Roast

Rating: 1 stars
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Enjoy the comfort of perfectly cooked pot roast without the hours of roasting with this recipe that makes use of a multicooker, like the Instant Pot. Just 45 minutes in the pressure cooker is all it takes to make tender pot roast with potatoes and carrots alongside.

Spice-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin

Spices and brown sugar combine to create a heavenly dry rub for this grilled beef tenderloin roast.
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Inspiration and Ideas

19 Holiday Roasts That Will Be the Star of Your Table
These holiday roast recipes will be the centerpiece of your holiday table. Whether it's beef, pork or ham, these impressive roasts are delicious and flavorful. Plus, you can easily use any leftover protein in sandwiches or salads. Recipes like Garlic-Rosemary Roast Beef with Horseradish Sauce and Pork Loin Roast with Pepper Jelly Glaze are bold, stunning and tasty.
Wine-Braised Beef Brisket
Rating: Unrated
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Got the weeknight "what's-for-dinner" blues? You'll sing another tune when you come home to a slow-cooked, tender beef brisket with a wine-enhanced sauce. Served with mashed potatoes, this is comfort food at its finest.

Braised Brisket & Roots

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This braised brisket gets a decidedly wintery feel from the earthy-sweet flavors of carrots, parsnips and rutabaga.