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Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Well I finally did it!! I opened up my brand new Crock Pot Slow Cooker that I won from Jessiker Bakes, and made this amazing Slow Cooker Pot Roast <insert applause>. I have owned a Crock Pot for years, but only used it to keep dip warm during parties. I honestly had no clue how to cook a meal in one…until now!

sliced pot roast, vegetables and gravy on a white plate sitting on a green napkin with another plate of pot roast in the background

I took my favorite Pot Roast recipe and cooked it in the slow cooker instead of cooking it on top of the stove. Why did I not know about this before? Life would have been so  much easier when my kids were growing up…Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, band concerts, parent teacher conferences…if I had ever bothered to use my slow cooker. Yes, the blonde is real…moving on…

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Gravy step-by-step collage

I have always added my carrots and potatoes towards the end of cooking, so I wasn’t sure how this was going to work. No one wants to eat mushy carrots and potatoes, right? Silly me, they turned out perfectly!

How to make Slow Cooker Pot Roast:

I added the chuck roast and beef broth to the pan, and sprinkled with sea salt and pepper…..

Slow Cooker Pot Roast broth cookingwithcurls.com

I wanted to make sure that there was moisture at the bottom, so nothing would burn…since I had no idea how this was going to work! 😉  Then I added my onions, I wanted them nice and close to the meat for flavor…..

Slow Cooker Pot Roast onions cookingwithcurls.com

then the potatoes and carrots…..

Slow Cooker Pot Roast potatoes cookingwithcurls.com

Now it’s time for the garlic, thyme, bay leaf and wine…..

Slow Cooker Pot Roast herbs cookingwithcurls.com

Put the lid on, clamp it down…..

Slow Cooker Pot Roast lid cookingwithcurls.com

Set the timer on HIGH for 6 hours and go about your day…..

Slow Cooker Pot Roast 6 hours cookingwithcurls.com

I looked around the internet, and most recipes called for 6 hours…so that’s what I went with. Six hours later…..

Slow Cooker Pot Roast done cookingwithcurls.com

Voila…perfectly cooked pot roast, carrots, and potatoes. It’s like magic!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast | cookingwithcurls.com | #crockpot

I sliced up the meat, put it on a plate with some of the vegetables, and covered it with Homemade Beef Gravy…..

Beef Gravy | cookingwithcurls.com

Perfection! I cant’ have Pot Roast without fluffy, soft Dinner Rolls, so I made those too.

More delicious slow cooker recipes:

Enjoy!!

sliced pot roast, vegetables and gravy on a white plate sitting on a green napkin with another plate of pot roast in the background

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Stress-free Slow Cooker Pot Roast makes Sunday dinner with the family easier than ever!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, roast, recipe, slow, cook, gravy, potato, carrots
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 3 pound chuck roast
  • 1 ¾ cups beef broth
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large yellow onion cut into wedges
  • 2 pounds mini yukon gold potatoes cut in 1/2
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 3 large cloves garlic minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 cup dry red wine I used Cabernet Savignon

Instructions

  • Place beef chuck roast into the pan of your slow cooker.
  • Pour the beef broth over the roast and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the onions, potatoes, carrots, garlic, thyme, and bay leaf.
  • Pour the wine over the top and place the lid on top.
  • Set the time on HIGH for 6:00 hours.
  • Check to make sure meat pulls apart with two forks. If not, continue cooking until it does.
  • Cut meat into chunks or slices and serve with vegetables, gravy, and dinner rolls.

Notes

substitute addition beef broth if you don't want to use wine.

Nutrition

Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 904mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1800IU | Vitamin C: 12.7mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 6mg

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16 Comments

  1. I love slow cooker recipes, and this pot roast looks delicious, Lisa! I’ve been using mine a little more lately, and the closer it gets to fall, the more I’m going to be needing great meals like this!

  2. You have such great recipes. I am always amazed at the magic of science when it comes to a slow cooker. Who doesn’t want to walk in from work/driving kids around and have a wonderful aroma and perfectly cooked meal waiting? I always add extra onions because those are my favorite:)

  3. Lisa, so I guess I’m the only one left that doesn’t use a slow cooker! 🙂 This recipe looks so great and hubby would LOVE this, because he’s a meat & potatoes guy all the way! Maybe I actually need to pull out the slow cooker! Thanks for sharing your great recipe and pinning!

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