Baja Pot Roast


This isn't Grandma's traditional pot roast. My Baja pot roast is a kicked-up combination of spicy chuck roast, potatoes, and baby carrots with pico de gallo, jalapeno, green chiles, and Southwestern spices that explode together with every bite. Serve as-is or with tortillas and sour cream.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 25 mins
16 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) boneless beef chuck roast

  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (24 ounce) bag baby potatoes

  • 2 cups baby carrots

  • 1 ½ cups pico de gallo

  • 1 cup canned diced green chiles, drained

  • ½ cup chopped jalapeno peppers

  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope taco seasoning mix

  • 1 tablespoon garlic pepper seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon red hot sauce

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Season chuck roast with salt and pepper on all sides. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add roast and cook until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to the slow cooker; set on Low.

  2. Arrange potatoes, carrots, pico de gallo, green chiles, and jalapeno peppers around the roast. Sprinkle in taco seasoning, garlic pepper, hot sauce, and chili powder. Cover and cook until roast is fall-apart tender, about 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
15g Fat
12g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 499mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 16mg 81%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 360mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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