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Fire-Roasted Tomato Pot Roast

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Fire-Roasted Tomato Pot Roast

Sick of the same-old pot roast every time you cook for a crowd? Try making this version, which makes it's own delicious gravy by the time you're ready to serve!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 0 min
  • Servings 6

Fire-Roasted Tomato Pot Roast  

As prepared by Cheeky Kitchen

Pot roast is perfect this time of year. But make it in your slow cooker with a fire-roasted tomato sauce, and it's beyond perfect -- it's irresistible!

Everyone loves a good pot roast, but how do you do it just right every time? Well, you keep reading! Because, we've perfected a gorgeous twist on the perfect pot roast, and you can get it all up in your kitch in no time at all!


Pot roast ingredients.

This recipe starts with a very basic collection of ingredients. roast, onions, butter, fire roasted diced tomatoes, and Progresso's Creamy Garlic Recipe Starters sauce. It's the making of a love affair, I tell ya.


Brown roast with butter in a skillet.

Start off by melting your butter in a hot skillet, then browning a lightly-salted roast on all sides. The secret to a proper browning is to ensure your skillet and butter are hot before tossing the roast into the pan. Then, use a fork to rotate the roast and brown it on all sides. Transfer to a slow cooker, once browned.


Brown onions and garlic.

Now toss some onions and chopped fresh garlic into your hot skillet, stirring and cooking them until they're softened. This step should take about 1 minute.


Add wine.

Grab some cab (Cabernet Sauvignon, to be exact) and toss it into your skillet. Simmer this mixture until the wine is reduced in half.


Add Recipe Starters to skillet.

Now add a can of Progresso Garlic Recipe Starters, and a can of Muir Glen Fire-Roasted diced tomatoes. Toss the sauce on top of your roast, and add a bunch of chopped carrots and celery around the sides of the roast. Cover and cook for 5-7 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low.


Pot roast with wine sauce ready to eat.

Slice your roast into giant, hunky pieces of meat. Serve the meat and sauce over pasta, mashed potatoes, or in bowls with crusty French bread to sop up the sauce. This deliciously simple, splendid recipe is really that easy!


Slow cooker pot roast with gravy ready to eat.

Enjoy! Enjoy! Oh boy, ohhhh boy!


Hearty Eats for Your Slow Cooker

Slow cookers are the bomb for busy peeps. Here are some meaty meals that let your slow cooker do the heavy lifting for you:

Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!
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Fire-Roasted Tomato Pot Roast


2-3 pound pot roast
stick butter
small yellow onion, chopped
cloves garlic, chopped
cup Cabernet Sauvignon
can (18 ounce) Progresso Recipe Starters - Creamy Roasted Garlic
can (28 ounce) Muir Glen Fire-Roasted Diced Tomatoes
tablespoons corn starch
carrots, peeled & chopped
stalks celery, chopped
cup fresh parsley, chopped
and pepper


  • 1 In a large skillet, heat 1/2 stick of butter over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pot roast with salt and pepper, then brown on all sides in the hot butter. Transfer pot roast to a slow cooker.
  • 2 Add the remaining butter to the hot skillet. Add the onions and garlic. Cook until softened, whisking constantly, about 30 seconds, then add the wine and simmer until reduced in half.
  • 3 Pour in the Progresso Creamy Roasted Garlic sauce, then add the diced tomatoes, and whisk in the cornstarch. Salt to taste. Pour over the pot roast, add the carrots and celery, making sure everything is covered with sauce.
  • 4 Cover slow cooker and set heat to low. Cook on low for 5-7 hours, or on high for 3-5 hours, until pot roast is tender. Remove from slow cooker and garnish with parsley before serving.
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