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Hearty New England Dinner

This favorite slow-cooker recipe came from a friend. At first, my husband was a bit skeptical about a roast that wasn't fixed in the oven, but he loves the old-fashioned goodness of this version. The horseradish in the gravy adds zip. -Claire McCombs, San Diego, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 small head cabbage, cut into wedges
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish


  • Place the carrots, onion and celery in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut roast in half. Place roast over vegetables; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add the soup mix, water, vinegar and bay leaf. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until beef is tender.
  • Remove beef and keep warm; discard bay leaf. Add cabbage. Cover and cook on high for 30-40 minutes or until cabbage is tender.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan; stir in flour and onion. Skim fat from cooking liquid in slow cooker. Add 1-1/2 cups cooking liquid to the saucepan. Stir in horseradish and remaining salt; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Serve with roast and vegetables.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 371 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 747mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein.

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  • Bahiya
    Mar 27, 2020

    Love this recipe. Its been on rotation since I discovered it in a Taste of Home annual. Horseradish gravy is outstanding. A satisfying meal. I put my cabbage in at the beginning because I prefer it soft.

  • 2124arizona
    May 7, 2017

    This roast is the horseradish gravy is awesome!!

  • laule
    Aug 17, 2013

    WE love this recipe! My 7 yo loves it as well. Only thing I do different is I only cook the cabbage about 20 minutes as we prefer it crisper!

  • aifaas
    Jul 8, 2013

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  • Kris Countryman
    May 13, 2012

    So easy and nicely flavored. I cooked it longer (a total of 12 hours) and it was so tender even my mom, who has trouble chewing could eat it.

  • johnson5dad
    Nov 20, 2011

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  • mabersold
    Nov 6, 2011

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  • HBcook
    Mar 9, 2010

    This is a good recipe but other than the horseradish it not a unique recipe. I currently don't have a crock pot so did this in the oven. The meat would probably have been more tender and moister in the MW.

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    Sep 14, 2008


  • Indyhannah
    Apr 20, 2008

    My favorite. I've made a few changes to fit my taste but even without my adjustments this dish would be good. A definite keeper.