This Slow Cooker Southwest Beef Pot Roast is a perfect weekday meal since you can throw it in the slow cooker in the morning and have it ready to eat after a long day of work!
Thanks to Michigan Beef Industry Commission for sponsoring this post.
We are setting records all over the map here in Michigan with last week’s frigid temperatures. Thankfully we have meals like this slow cooker meal to warm our insides while the outside weather is ridiculously frigid (at least here in Michigan). However, despite the record breaking temperatures lately, we are still trying to make the best of it.
This past weekend we got out on our lake and ice skated and explored our lake. The kids even made a snow jump on our mini hill in the backyard. I swear the frigid weather doesn’t affect the kids one bit!
Later that day we enjoyed this delicious slow cooker recipe which definitely hit the spot. This Southwest Pot Roast recipe is a nice twist on traditional pot roast and is bursting with flavors. And if you’re like me and are hesitant when choosing cuts of beef, check out this link that not only lists several cuts of beef but also gives tips on braising, pot roasting and slow cooking.
Recipes like this pot roast make me think all about comfort foods. Although some people’s definition of comfort food is high fat, high sugar foods, to me comfort foods are hearty and satisfying meals that are also nutritious. When thinking comfort foods, follow these simple tips to keep meals healthy yet still delicious.
- Add extra vegetables to whatever dish you’re preparing, it’s especially easy with stews, chili and casseroles.
- Choose lean meat as the protein source.
- When possible, swap out full fat dairy with lower fat options.
- Watch your portion control. A 3-ounce serving is about the size of a deck of cards or a smart phone.
Hope you are getting outside despite the cold temps and getting some fresh air. It sure feels nice once you’re outside and dressed appropriately!
Want to learn more about the beef industry in addition to more delicious recipes and nutrition tidbits? Check out Beef It’s What’s for Dinner.
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