Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Well, it’s happened! This week I broke out my beloved slow cooker for the first time in months. When the weather gets colder, it really becomes my best friend when it comes to easy meals. I love that everything just goes in the pot and then I can go about my day. So this week I made an absolute classic that I grew up with. Both my mom and sister made this slow cooker pot roast a lot and I loved it. I modified the recipe just a little but it still brought me right back to my childhood.

Chuck roast was the perfect beef for this recipe. When it cooks low and slow, it becomes so incredibly tender. This slow cooker pot roast really feeds a crowd, so I used two 2.5 pound chuck roasts total.
Then I filled my crock pot to the absolute brim with yukon gold potatoes, carrots and onions. I told you this dish feeds a crowd! It’s a complete meal all in one.

Once I added in my flavorful liquid mixture, I cooked the slow cooker pot roast on low for 8 hours. Let me tell you, the house smelled incredible after 30 minutes. It made me hungry all day. When it was done, I just served it immediately. Oh my goodness, the beef just fell apart when I took it out. The carrots and potatoes were also incredibly tender and flavorful. This was such an easy classic that felt like I worked all day on it. Hope you all love it too! xoxo

Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
5 from 1 vote
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 15 mins

This slow cooker pot roast is such a comforting classic! It comes together in minutes, then cooks low and slow for hours to get incredibly tender. 

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Beef, Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Servings: 8
Calories: 1068 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 5 pounds chuck roast
  • 6 whole yukon gold potatoes quartered
  • 6 whole carrots peeled and cut into thick rounds
  • 3 whole onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic *see note
  • 1 large sprig fresh rosemary leaves roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup canned beef consommé
  • 1/4 cup HP sauce or ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Get out your trusty slow cooker. Then take the chuck roast and trim any excess fat. Lay the beef out in the bottom of the slow cooker, then pile the potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic and rosemary on top of it. Then stir the beef consommé, HP sauce or ketchup, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper together in a bowl and pour it into the crock pot. Seal the slow cooker with its lid and cook everything on low for 8 hours. Then serve immediately!
Recipe Notes

*roast a head of garlic ahead of time. It's easy! First, pre-heat the oven to 375. Cut the top of the head off to reveal the cloves and drizzle the tops of the cloves with olive oil on top. Sprinkle it with salt as well, then wrap it in foil. Roast it for an hour. Then refrigerate it and use it as you need it!

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 1068 Calories from Fat 657
% Daily Value*
Fat 73g112%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 295mg98%
Sodium 918mg40%
Potassium 1134mg32%
Carbohydrates 20.7g7%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 7.2g8%
Protein 77.3g155%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 9.5mg53%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Pot Roast


10 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pot Roast”

  1. I literally made a pot roast in my slow cooker last night! I’ve never thought of adding rosemary, I’ll have to try that next time!

  2. Yum! This looks amazing, and I love how easy and simple the recipe is. Just like you, when the winter season starts making its way into town, I like to find slow cooker recipes that will create great meals while not spending a lot of time in the kitchen. I’d rather spend that time wrapped up in a warm blanket, or reading a book in front of the fire place. Definitely a recipe I’m going to try with my family!

    1. Oh definitely. On a Sunday I always do a big slow cooker recipe in cold weather. I can just put it together quickly in the morning, then smell it cooking all day while I read or have a coffee with my husband. Hope your family loves this recipe! 🙂

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