Lightly spiced beef chuck roast combines perfectly with soft butternut squash in the slow cooker. A surprising ingredient is unsweetened cocoa powder, which gives the dish a rich flavor. Serve with crusty French bread to soak up the sauce.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
slow-cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Trim beef roast and cut beef into 2-inch pieces. In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker stir together beef, squash, tomatoes, beef broth, onion, chiles, chile powder, cocoa powder, cumin, oregano, and garlic.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Sprinkle each serving with cilantro. If desired, serve with polenta or hot cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts

258 calories; fat 13g; cholesterol 75mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 16g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 5g; protein 19g; vitamin a 7774.4IU; vitamin c 24.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 4.3mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 28.2mcg; vitamin b12 1.1mcg; sodium 313mg; potassium 746mg; calcium 101mg; iron 3.4mg.
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