Crockpot Lean BBQ Beef with Homemade Sauce and Sweet Potato Salad

Updated:Apr 9,2014

SCwH-Crockpot Lean BBQ Beef with Homemade Sauce and Sweet Potato Salad

Crockpot Lean BBQ Beef with Homemade
Sauce and Sweet Potato Salad



6 servings

About $3.44 per serving

BBQ Beef
2 pounds top round or beef loin roast, visible fat removed, cut into chunks
1 large onion (any color), chopped
1 (28 oz.) can low-sodium tomato purée
1 tablespoon salt-free chili powder
1 teaspoon salt-free dried Italian spice blend or dried thyme
½ teaspoon garlic powder or onion powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  2. Cook until beef is tender, about 8 to 10 hours on the low setting or 4 to 5 hours on high setting.
Sweet Potato Salad
1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
2 celery stalks (keep leaves), chopped
2 chopped green onions or ¼ cup chopped yellow or red onion
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
? cup plain nonfat, plain yogurt
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
? teaspoon black pepper
  1. Add chopped sweet potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, and cook until just fork-tender, about 8 minutes (depending on size of potato chunks).
  2. Transfer to a colander and rinse potatoes with cold water to stop potatoes from cooking.
  3. In a large bowl, add celery, onion, mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar and pepper. Mix to combine.
  4. Add potatoes to bowl, and stir together. Serve at room temperature or let chill in fridge to serve cold.

Cooking Tips: Just like when cooking Russet potatoes for potato salad, you want the sweet potatoes to be fork-tender but still hold their shape—not quite as tender as if you were mashing them.

Keep it Healthy: Homemade barbeque sauce is easy and usually much healthier than the jarred ones because it doesn’t contain the salt or sugar

Cooking Tips: When using celery, keep the leaves on the celery stalks to include in the dish. They add a ton of celery flavor to a dish.

Per serving:
Total Fat6.5 g
Saturated Fat2.0 g
Trans Fat0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat2.0 g
Cholesterol 87 mg
Sodium232 mg
Carbohydrates41 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Total Sugars15 g
Protein 40 g

Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit

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