Sweet Home Beef And Veggie Pot Roast

Sweet Home Beef And Veggie Pot Roast
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Source: Diabetes Carb Control Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Kelly Campbell.
  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    8 hr
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    about 3 1/2 oz beef, 3/4 cup vegetables, and 2 tablespoons sauce
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    about 3 1/2 oz beef, 3/4 cup vegetables, and 2 tablespoons sauce
  • Amount per serving Calories 250

  • Total Fat 6g
    • Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 90mg
  • Sodium 506mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 6g
  • Protein 33g
  • Potassium 800mg
  • Phosphorus 330mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 4 Lean meat



  • medium carrots (scrubbed, halved lengthwise, and cut into 3-inch pieces)
  • medium onion (cut in eighths)
  • medium celery stalks (halved lengthwise and cut into 3-inch pieces)
  • lean chuck roast (boneless, trimmed of fat)
    1 1/4 lbs
  • water
    2 tbsp
  • balsamic vinegar
    1 tbsp
  • Worcestershire sauce
    2 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/2 tsp
  • onion soup mix (dried)


  1. Coat a 3 1/2–4 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place the carrots, onion, and celery in bottom of the slow cooker. Top with the beef. Spoon the water, vinegar, and Worcestershire over the beef. Sprinkle evenly with black pepper and onion soup mix. Cover and cook on high setting for 4 hours or on low setting for 8 hours.

  • Recommended

    @Sharon, there are a number of homemade, low-sodium options for onion soup mix online. This one seems like a great option: https://www.thecountrycook.net/homemade-dry-onion-soup-mix/ We hope this helps!

  • Recommended

    The Sweet Home veggie pot roast calls for onion soup mix, which is high sodium. Can you suggest an alternative? My husband must limit salt because of renal issues.

  • Recommended

    @Jul K, thank you for your comment, and the motivated concern you have for your father’s health. He’s lucky to have a family member so dedicated to his well-being—your support is one of the most powerful tools he can have! Regarding the recommendation around meat and a diabetes eating pattern, you’re right that many studies have shown that vegetarian, vegan, and lower-meat meal plans can lead to positive outcomes for many people living with diabetes. These are wonderful options for people managing diabetes, and it’s why we have hundreds of vegetarian and vegan recipes on Diabetes Food Hub (do a search for “vegetarian” in the search bar to find a number of options). However, diabetes nutrition is <i>complicated</i> and very personal. What works for some does not always work for others, which means that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to diabetes meal planning (though we wish there were—it would simplify millions of lives!). Studies have also shown that low-calorie, low-carb, or low-fat diets that contain lean meat options can also work very well for those managing diabetes. Cultural traditions, personal tastes, and lifestyle constraints also play an important role in the success of a meal plan. With this in mind, the American Diabetes Association strives to support a number of eating patterns that evidence-based studies have shown can lead to healthy outcomes. Some of these include healthy cuts of meat and some do not. What is most important is what works for <i>you</i> (or in this case, your father). If a vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian approach works for him and his lifestyle, that’s wonderful, and we’ll work to do our best to provide recipes and educational tools to support him on his journey. We want everyone to be able to live their best life with diabetes. He has an incredible advantage with you in his corner.

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    Considering that my dad, who I love, has diabetes and has struggled with it for quite some time, diabetes really hits me in the feels. I found out, The Harvard School of Health did a study in 2012, showing how red meat is linked to diabetes. And then, to prove that studies have not changed, Cleveland Clinic (2017) also explained how eating LESS meat is good for people with diabetes. Why would you guys recommend so much meat? I just don't get it. Aren't you guys out to help people with diabetes? Please take this into consideration. I would really appreciate less meat on your page and so would people like my father. Thank you.