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Tender and Juicy, this recipe makes the Best Slow Cooker Pot Roast. It is full of flavor and makes your weeknight meals a breeze. Simple ingredients flavor the meat, potatoes, and carrots. Your family will want seconds!
When you are cooking 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 juicy crock pot chuck roast. The chuck roast beef is ideal for a slow cooker because it has marbling throughout. This marbled fat helps 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, I freeze for a beef stew later in the month.
This recipe uses a 6-quart slow cooker and a 3-4 pound chuck roast.
A chuck roast is an economical cut of meat for a pot roast, but a high-fat choice. You can substitute other lower-fat cuts, such as eye of round, or a shoulder roast for lower fat. Look for cuts with less marbling in the cut.
Step 1. Place roast in the bottom of the slow cooker. Combine garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle over roast.
Step 2. Spread chopped peppers and onion on top of and around the roast in a 6-quart slow cooker. Pour broth around roast in the bottom of the cooker. Cover with lid.
Step 3. Set the cooker to low and cook for 4 hours.
Step 4. Check meat to see if tender. Add quartered potatoes, carrots, and chopped celery on top of and to the side of the roast. Cover and continue to cook for 1 hour.
Step 5. Roast is done when vegetables and roast are fork-tender.
Frequently Asked Questions
A chuck roast is a good cut of beef for a slow cooker pot roast. This cut of meat is marbled, but when slow-cooked, yields a moist, tender, and flavorful beef.
A chuck roast is a shoulder cut of beef. Cuts from this section are generally a little tougher and should be braised or cooked in liquid for the best results. This is why it is a great cut of meat for a slow cooker pot roast.
When selecting a chuck roast, look for one that is bright red, is slightly moist, and firm to the touch.
As the chuck roast cooks, it will shrink in size. Depending on serving size, a 3-pound chuck roast will feed a family of 4-5 with some leftovers for sandwiches or other recipes.
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What to Serve With Pot Roast
This recipe for the Best Slow Cooker Pot Roast includes starchy carrots and potatoes. Consider adding a salad such as Apple and Pecan Salad, or just arugula greens with a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a balanced and healthy meal.
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November 2022 Update: Updated Instruction Section, updated images, and added Frequently Asked Question Section.