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Slow Cooker Cranberry Roast

slow cooker cranberry roast

As we work our way through our freezer meals that we prepared, this one is topping my list of favorites!  I love doing freezer slow cooker meals because they are so easy to prepare on your freezer cooking prep day!  All you need to do for the slow cooker meals is toss the ingredients in a freezer safe storage bag then freeze and when you are ready to serve pour into the slow cooker.

For this recipe, I actually purchased a large roast then cut it in half to use for two different roast recipes.  This made the most sense for my husband and I since it would just be us eating the meal.

I thought the cranberry gave it the boost of flavor it needed to make this a delicious, easy meal!

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Slow Cooker Cranberry Roast

Yield: 6


  • 3 Lb Beef Roast
  • 1 Can Whole Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 Package Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth
  • 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 2 Cups Water (Note: If you are doing this as a freezer meal, add this when you are ready to cook and serve.)


Spray a 5 quart slow cooker with non stick spray, then add in all ingredients. Let this cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours until roast is fully cooked.

Freezer Cooking Preparation: In a freezer safe storage bag, combine all ingredients except the water. When you are ready to serve, simply dump the frozen contents from the bag into the slow cooker and add 2 cups of water. This will cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.



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5 Responses to “Slow Cooker Cranberry Roast”

  1. Meghanposted January 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    I love this recipe! I have also used chicken broth and done it with ribs before too. It is such a yummy recipe. Thanks for sharing! :)


    • Mommy Hates Cookingreplied January 10th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Oh doing this on ribs sounds great! I’m going to have to try that too!

  2. Joy from Yesterfoodposted January 10, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    This sounds delicious- I love anything cranberry! I bet the sweet cranberries and the onion soup mix together in this dish is very good! :)


  3. The Crying Cookposted January 13, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    You had me with the short list of ingredients. Those are my favorite kind of recipes and I’m mostly likely to make it again and again. This is in the works for next week!



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