Cranberry-Chipotle Beef


Looking for a slow-cooked roast recipe that serves just two? This fiery chipotle-seasoned chuck roast is a delicious possibility.

Cranberry-Chipotle Beef
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 small onion, cut into thin wedges

  • 12 ounce beef chuck roast

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ 16 ounce can (about 3/4 cup) whole cranberry sauce

  • ½ - 1 teaspoon finely chopped canned chipotle chile peppers in adobo sauce*

  • 1 cup instant brown rice

  • Fresh jalapeno chile peppers, halved (optional)


  1. Place onion in a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker. If necessary, cut beef to fit into cooker; add to cooker. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and garlic. Combine cranberry sauce and chipotle peppers. Pour over all.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 4 hours. If no heat setting is available, cook for 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 hours.

  3. To serve, cook rice according to package directions, except omit salt and butter. Serve beef mixture with rice. If desired, garnish with jalapeno peppers. Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

506 Calories
7g Fat
71g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 506
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 296mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Protein 40g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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