Beef Roast with Root Vegetables

From Robin Miller recipe courtesy


1/2 cup chopped onion                                                 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces

2 parsnips, peeled and chopped                                    1 celery root (celeriac), peeled and chopped

1 (5-pound) boneless beef roast, trimmed of fat             Salt and ground black pepper

3 TBSP all-purpose flour                                              1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes

1/3 cup maple syrup                                                     2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp ground cumin                                                       1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder


Arrange onion, sweet potatoes, parsnips and celery root in bottom of slow cooker. Season beef all over with salt and black pepper. Rub flour all over beef. Place roast on top of vegetables in slow cooker.

Whisk together tomatoes, maple syrup, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder. Pour mixture over beef.

Cover and cook on LOW for 12 hours or on HIGH for 8 hours.

Remove beef from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. Serve 1/3 of shredded beef with this meal (and all of the vegetables) and refrigerate remaining beef for another use.