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keto pot roast with bacon on a plate with mashed cauliflower
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Keto Pot Roast with Bacon

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Keto Dinner Recipes, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, crock pot, keto beef, pot roast, roast beef, slow cooker stew
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 898kcal
Author: Chef Jenn


  • Crock Pot


  • 3 pounds rump roast chuck, rump, shoulder, blade roast are all fine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 cup onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3/4 pound bacon chopped roughly
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups turnip cut into 1-inch cubes


  • Season the beef with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium high heat and sear the roast on all sides. Set aside.
  • Cook the bacon, garlic, and onion in the skillet for 4-5 minutes or until the onion is translucent and the bacon is cooked but not crispy. Set aside.
  • Deglaze the pan with 1/2 cup of the beef broth. Add the pan liquid to the crock pot. Add the rest of the beef broth to the crock pot.
  • Add the beef roast, bacon and onion mixture, and herbs to the crock pot. Set it to cook on high for 5 hours or on low for 8.
  • Add the turnip to the crock pot 1 hour before it is finished if on high, or 2 hours before if on low.
  • Drain the liquid from the crock pot into a saucepan. Simmer the liquid for about 10 minutes to reduce it and concentrate the flavors. While this is simmering, slice the roast and keep it warm.
  • Take the cooking liquid off the heat and thicken with UP TO 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum. Season the gravy, adjusting the salt and pepper as needed, and serve!


Serving: 2slices of meat and 1/4 cup of gravy | Calories: 898kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 72g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 777mg | Potassium: 1061mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 5mg | Net Carbohydrates: 5g