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Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Roast

This uses the sauce in  this recipe from All Recipes [3]that I originally found here at Once a Month Mom [4].

Basically, I just made the sauce and poured it over a beef roast, instead of chicken, in the slow cooker.  Time to prep: 2 minutes.

Served with some baked sweet potatoes. Time to prep: 2 minutes.

And some steamed green beans from the garden (they keep coming and coming and coming…) Time to prep: 5 minutes.

Seriously, a very hands off meal to prepare!  Just needs time in the slow cooker and in the oven!

(Oh, and the other half of the beef roast went into the freezer [5]!)

Zesty Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Roast

Adapted from: All Recipes [3]

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 8 hours


  • 2.2 lb. beef roast ($5.15 divided by 2 = $2.60)
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (free) This was the last of my free BBQ sauce! Bought with $1 coupon when on sale for $1.
  • 1/2 cup Italian dressing ($.10) Bought the bottle for $.49 this week!
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar ($.02)
  • 2 Tbsp worcestershire sauce ($.05)
  • 3 large sweet potatoes (about 1.5 lbs.) ($1.32) Bought for $.88/lb…these will be MUCH cheaper in the coming months.
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon ($.05)
  • Butter or margarine, if you prefer! We don’t.
  • Green Beans (from the garden)


  • Place beef roast in the slow cooker [6].
  • In small bowl, whisk together BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and worcestershire sauce. Pour over the beef roast. Set slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours.
  • Cut slits into sweet potatoes. Place in glass baking dish with 1/4 inch of water and cover with foil. Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are soft and cooked through. Cooking time can vary depending on thickness of the sweet potatoes. Serve with some sprinkles of cinnamon and butter/margarine if you prefer.
  • Wash and cut stems from green beans. Steam in stovetop steamer, or in microwavable dish with water, covered in plastic.
  • Serve Zesty BBQ Beef Roast with Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans.