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Slow cooker dinners are necessary for busy nights and this quick and easy recipe for Slow Cooker Korean BBQ Pot Roast and Sweet Potatoes is something the whole family will love digging into.
A few weeks ago, a reader commented on a post that I wrote last year about making a commitment to finding joy in life, and really paying attention to life’s little moments. I didn’t then — and I don’t now — ever want to take moments for granted. You never know what will happen in the future, so enjoying the now is immensely important.
I’d written that post about a month after 12/14, while still in the dense fog that I seemed to carry for so long. I meant it, and carried that commitment so deeply into my heart that it became more second nature. But when the reader commented on the post, and I reread it, it was like a perfect little reminder to continue carrying it forward.
With the busy lives that people lead these days, it can be all too easy to ignore the moments in favor of getting to what’s next. But those moments — the cuddles in bed, book read before bedtime, the surprise doughnuts just because — form the fabric of memories that the kids and I will carry forever. They are important. They are necessary.
This week has been all about the little moments. The kids and I headed off on a quick road trip to Philadelphia where we saw the sites, ate well and laughed much. It was a fun trip, just right for this year’s late spring break. More on that soon.
When we returned, though spring break is still in full swing, there were play dates and soccer practices and brunches to plan. Life will always be busy. And with so much going on, having super easy recipes ready to go for nights when everything is rushed helps so much. This Slow Cooker Korean BBQ Beef Roast and Sweet Potatoes is just that.
Slow cooker dinners are a great way to ensure a healthy, delicious dinner gets on the table in the evening — even when life pulls you in 20 directions. Using a few simple ingredients — sweet potatoes, an onion and a pot roast — and a flavorful ready-to-go sauce, it takes mere minutes to toss this all into the slow cooker.
That’s the kind of prep I am always up for in the morning, because you know you’ll have a great meal when dinnertime rolls around.
After about eight to 10 hours, you have a flavorful pot roast just begging to be carved and enjoyed. And the sweet potatoes are enhanced with the Sweet Korean BBQ sauce from Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces line.
Quick dinners? Yep. They matter too — especially when it means you’ll have more time to hear all about the fun your kids had all day.
Curious about this line of sauces? On May 3, selected Giant and Stop & Shop markets will be having in-store demos with Campbell’s sauces. Call your local store to see if they are participating.
- 1 yellow onion, quartered
- 2 1/2 cups cubed sweet potatoes
- 2-3 lb beef eye round roast
- 1 pouch Campbells Slow Cooker Sauces Sweet Korean BBQ Sauce
- 1 scallion, green part snipped into thin rounds
- Layer the onions and sweet potatoes in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the beef eye round roast on top. Pour the Sweet Korean BBQ Sauce over. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 8-10 hours.
- Remove the roast from the slow cooker and slice into thin slices (against the grain). Return to the slow cooker and mix with the juices. Sprinkle with scallions, as desired, and serve immediately.
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Sarah Walker Caron is a cookbook author, freelance writer and founder of Sarah’s Cucina Bella. She is the author of several cookbooks including The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook and One-Pot Pasta, both from Rockridge Press. A single mother to two kids in middle school, Sarah loves nightly family dinners, juicy tomatoes plucked fresh from the vine and lazy days on the beach. She also adores reading and traveling.