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Tender and Juicy Slow Cooker Pot Roast. This recipe is full of flavor and makes your weeknight meals a breeze. Simple ingredients flavor the meat, potatoes, and carrots. Your family will want seconds!
Pick a Cut of Beef for Slow Cooker Pot Roast
When you are cooking more at home, make sure and remember to use your slow cooker. Plan your meal ahead of time and dinner will be ready without a lot of fuss.
This recipe is for a large chuck roast. The chuck roast cut of beef is ideal for a slow cooker because it has marbling throughout the cut of meat. This will help ensure a tender bite when the roast is finished.
We feed five in our family, with 3 growing teens. I look for a larger roast than we need. A 3 pound roast with marbling cooks down quite a bit. If I can find a 4-pound roast I can make a meal of sandwiches with barbeque sauce the next day. If we don't have sandwiches, then I freeze for a beef stew later in the month.
Pot Roast Ingredients
You need a pot roast, preferably a chuck roast for this recipe. A 3 pound roast feeds about 5 in my family.
After the roast has cooked for 3 hours you want to add small red potatoes, carrots, celery, green pepper (optional), and onions.
Simple flavorings include garlic powder, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and bay leaf.
A cup of broth adds moisture.
I love to use my handy slow cooker when ever I get a chance. Mine has temperature settings and a timer.
I have a 6-quart slow cooker. If yours is smaller, then you may need to cut back on the roast, carrots, and potatoes.
If I have the time I cook the roast on low for 4-5 hours.
All slow cookers cook a little differently. My directions for this slow cooker pot roast are based on how mine cooks, so please adjust cooking time to how your's cooks.
I add the roast and seasonings first and cook for 3-4 hours. Add the potatoes, carrots, celery, and the other vegetables a couple of hours before the roast are done.
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What to Serve With Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Pot Roast includes starchy carrots and potatoes. Consider adding a salad such as Apple and Pecan Salad for a crispy crunch with a sweet and sour bite.
Recipe updated October 2020 with new photos and updated ingredients and preparation.