Beef Roast and Sweet Potatoes

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on March 19, 2009

Beef Roast and Sweet Potatoes

I will be using the other half of this beef roast in a beef stew this weekend, so I’ll split the cost between the 2 meals! I really liked the way this turned out :)

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Beef Roast and Sweet Potatoes

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 8 hours in slow cooker

Ingredients

  • 1.8 lb beef roast ($4.03) Manager’s Special! $2.02 for this meal
  • 1 tsp garlic powder ($.05)
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 3 sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered ($1.49)
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger ($.05)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ($.05)
  • 1 bag fresh spinach ($1.38) Rolled back this week!

Directions

  • Place 1/2 – 1 cup of water (or beef broth) into slow cooker. (I like to add water to the slow cooker. I can then use the stock after the roast has cooked for the base of the stew this weekend. Or you could make a gravy too!) Place roast in center of slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Peel and quarter sweet potatoes. Place in slow cooker around and on top of roast.
  • Sprinkle ground ginger, cinnamon and salt over the sweet potatoes. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Steam spinach in steamer or with a little water in a skillet. Spinach really “shrinks” when it cooks, so don’t be alarmed if the spinach is falling out of the skillet! Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. (If you have any bacon grease, saute the spinach in that! Yum!)
  • Serve sliced beef roast with sweet potatoes and steamed spinach.

Cost $5.04

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Kristin March 20, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I might have to try this. Looks delicious!

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Kristin March 20, 2009 at 11:12 pm

I did try this. I made sauteed asparagus instead of spinach, and used canned sweet potatoes.

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Dora March 21, 2009 at 4:20 pm

I just found your site recently, and this sounds yummy. However, I’m also kind of new to crockpot cooking, so could you tell me how long (and at what temp: hi or low) that the roast needs to cook?

Thanks!

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Nicole March 22, 2009 at 6:50 pm

How long did you cook this for? On what temp? I have a roast and sweet potatoes in the house and would love to try this!

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Cortney March 25, 2009 at 9:05 pm

I had all of these ingredients on hand so this is what we had for dinner also. Thanks again for another great idea. I also saved and froze the broth for GF beef broth later. I left the cinnamon out though. Sooo yummy.

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rockstarmomma March 26, 2009 at 2:23 pm

I really loved this recipe.
I followed your instructions but I think I only cooked it for 8 hours on low and it was sooo perfect. Nice touch w/ the cinnamon! It made my house smell so lovely!

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kristina January 28, 2014 at 2:58 pm

looks yummy! I’m always looking for easy and quick ideas for a delicious dinner, can’t wait to try it out!

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