Crafting a double duty dinner can be a huge timesaver in the long run! Find out how to turn a savory pot roast into vegetable beef stew tomorrow! It only takes about 40 minutes of prep-time total, and you can even do this in your truck – all you’ll need is a crock-pot! Bring on the efficiency!

Shopping List:

3-4lb Boneless Chuck Roast

2 Onions

6 Potatoes

Carrots

Vegetable Oil

Garlic (Fresh or Minced)

Water

1 (16oz) can Plum Tomatoes

Italian Seasoning

Beef Broth

Bay Leaves

Frozen Peas (or Green Beans)

Flour

Salt & Pepper to taste

 

Savory Pot Roast

3-4lb Boneless Chuck Roast

1 Onion (cut into wedges)

3 Potatoes (cubed)

2 Carrots (sliced)

Vegetable Oil

2 tsp Garlic (Fresh or Minced)

1 cup Beef Broth

1 tsp Sweet Basil

Salt & Pepper to taste

Turn your crock-pot on low, and drizzle about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the bottom. Place the roast in the pot, and nestle the chopped onion, potatoes, carrots, and diced garlic all around it. Pour in 1 cup of beef broth, and sprinkle the seasonings on top (1 tsp Sweet Basil and Salt & Pepper to taste). Cover the pot, and let it cook on low for 9-10 hours.

 

Vegetable Beef Stew

Leftover Pot Roast (cubed into bite-sized pieces)

1 Onion (chopped)

3 Potatoes (cubed)

2 Carrots (sliced)

2 tsp Garlic (Fresh or Minced)

1 (16oz) can Plum Tomatoes

1 tsp Italian Seasoning

2 ¾ cups Beef Broth

1 Bay Leaf

½ cup Frozen Peas (or Green Beans)

¼ cup of Flour

Salt & Pepper to taste

Dump the canned tomatoes (juice and all) into the crock-pot and crush them with the back of a spoon. Add the onions, potatoes, carrots, and garlic into the pot. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, and add in the beef (along with any drippings/broth from last night’s meal). Pour in 2½ cups of beef broth, stir mixture together, and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Add in the peas (or green beans), and salt & pepper the stew to taste. About 20 minutes before you’re ready to eat, mix together ¼ cup of beef broth with ¼ cup of flower until the mixture is the consistency of a smooth paste. Stir the mixture into the stew, replace the cover, and continue to cook for 15 more minutes. Remember to remove the bay leaf before dishing yourself up a bowl! – Enjoy!