Pot Roast with Fruit and Chipotle Sauce


This slightly sweet, spicy, and smoky pot roast is one that your family will remember.

Pot Roast Fruit Chipotle Sauce
Photo: Peter Krumhardt
Prep Time:
15 mins
Slow Cook Time:
10 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 3 pound boneless beef chuck pot roast

  • 2 teaspoon garlic-pepper seasoning

  • 1 7 ounce package dried mixed fruit

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cold water

  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch

  • Fresh cilantro sprigs (optional)


  1. Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle both sides of meat with garlic-pepper seasoning. Place meat in cooker. Add fruit, the 1/2 cup water, and the chipotle peppers.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 11 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 5 1/2 hours. Transfer meat and fruit to a serving platter; thinly slice meat. Cover meat and fruit and keep warm.

  3. For sauce, pour cooking liquid into a bowl or glass measuring cup; skim off fat. In a medium saucepan combine the 1 tablespoon cold water and cornstarch; stir into cooking liquid. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.

  4. Serve meat and fruit with sauce. If desired, garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
6g Fat
17g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 378mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Protein 37g

*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.

Related Articles