BBQ Beef – 9 Smart Points

BBQ Beef

Since last weekend was a 3 day weekend with Memorial day, my in-laws came down for the weekend. We had a couple of projects to work on while they were here (the guys had a couple of projects, I was just hoping to get out of as much work as possible), so it worked perfectly. I like to have everything planned out and everything I possibly can prepped before a weekend like that. It makes life so much easier and less stressful. I also love food and cooking, so it was a perfect opportunity to take advantage of 2 extra mouths and make some delicious food! I had a beef roast (just a regular chuck roast) that desperately needed to get out of the freezer and used, so I decided to do BBQ beef. I wanted to do it in the crockpot, since it’s easy and turns out really delicious meat. I also wanted to do a Carolina inspired BBQ sauce. Since some of our close friends are from the Carolinas (he’s originally from the North and her from the South), they’ve introduced us to some really delicious BBQ. This sauce is just perfect. It’s a combination of the traditional ketchup based sauces that I’m used to (being from the North), but it’s got the tangy apple cider vinegar that really gives the sauce a robust flavor. It’s not as sharp as distilled white vinegar and is almost a little sweet. I skipped the hot sauce (Since none of us like it really hot), but added it here so that you can adjust it to your taste. I love this BBQ beef, it’s definitely going to be a great recipe for the summer. I don’t have to use the oven and it goes so well with potato salad, coleslaw, veggie trays or any other summer sides I want to serve it with. [Read more…]

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Cabernet Beef Pot Roast Recipe – 4 Points +

Cabernet Beef Pot Roast

There’s something about pot roasts that just take me back to my childhood and coming in from a chilly fall day to the aroma of a juicy, tender roast in the oven. As a Weight Watchers member, I try to avoid red meat most of the time due to it being higher in Points Plus and higher in cholesterol. But every now and then, I reward myself, and this Cabernet Beef Pot Roast Recipe is a perfect treat. The key in this dish is REALLY getting that roast trimmed of fat. I usually have the butcher trim it for me at the store, then I spend about 10 minutes going over it really well myself and trimming as much fat as possible. Occasionally, I’ll find some really good lean, pre-packaged ones at the store that don’t need trimming at all – like the one I used for this post. And the bonus is that the nutritional stats of the meat were on the label, so I was able to see how much fat was in the meat. The one I used had just 3.5g of fat per 4oz, which was AWESOME. The roast is seasoned and then braised in a red wine broth. It’s very simple, allowing for the true flavor of the beef to shine through. I’m thrilled to have found a healthy pot roast recipe that allows me to enjoy red meat more often!

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe – 5 Points +

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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It’s Tuesday, and I’m feeling LAZY. So tonight’s dinner will be my trusted and true, slow cooker Pot Roast Recipe. I love the ease of WW crock pot recipes and the fact that they are always so yummy! This particular pot roast is super flavorful and delicious, and the meat is so moist, it just melts in your mouth, like butter, baby! It’s a healthier version with a LOT less sodium, fat and calories than traditional pot roast recipes, but still tastes just as good. And at just 5 Points + per serving, including the gravy, it makes an awesome, low calorie weeknight dinner idea. Easy for me, good for my family!

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Herb Crusted Pot Roast Recipe – 6 Point Value

Weight Watchers Pot Roast

This delicious Weight Watchers Pot Roast recipe makes a lovely main course for any Hanukkah or Christmas dinner. It’s flavorful, soft, tender and juicy, and packs in only 6 Points per serving. You can even turn leftovers into flavorful steak sandwiches or eat some for breakfast with scrambled eggs. The herb crusted coating gives it a lovely aroma and an aesthetic beauty, so it will look gorgeous on your holiday dinner table! Most pot roast recipes can be pretty fattening and high in Points, but the way this one is prepared, all the taste of a traditional, juicy roast beef is maintained, but much of the extra fat and calories have been eliminated. Pair it up with some yummy salads and veggies, or stay tuned into LaaLoosh to get my AWESOME Holiday Mashed Potato Recipe, and serve it up with that. If you are a conscious Weight Watcher looking for an amazing Hanukkah or Christmas pot roast to serve up this holiday, give this delicious holiday roast recipe a try. You’ll be glad you did – and so will your dinner guests!

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Pot Roast Recipe Low Calorie – 7 Point Value

Beef Pot Roast Dish Photo

Pot Roast Recipe

Who doesn’t love a good All American pot roast? This classic meal takes me back to being a kid in snowy Pennsylvania, when I would come inside from being out playing in the snow and the fragrance of Mom’s pot roast would send my olfactory sensors into overdrive. So, I’m sharing my recipe (the Weight Watchers version) with you in the hopes that you’ll savor it the same way I have. This method of cooking an inexpensive cut of meat makes it so tender that this recipe will always be one of my favorite meals. And the best part is that it’s assembled very quickly, in 15 minutes or less, and then requires no more attention until it is done! Woo hoo!

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