Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe is an easy beef roast recipe that even the novice chef can handle. The easy-to-make gravy mixes right in the crock after the vegetables and beef are done.
Summer is almost here in full force. The day’s temperatures are creeping into the nineties, and the lawn needs a sprinkle here and there. My hubby calls me the air conditioning gypsy, so I am well aware of the heat that summer brings. I love to break out my crock pot during the summer months. It helps keep the heat down when you don’t have to turn on the stove. It is a great advantage when you feel that grilling is not an option.
What is Slow Cooker Pot Roast?
Slow Cooker Pot Roast and Vegetables are tender, flavorful, slow-cooked chuck roast, carrots, and onions smothered with creamy beef gravy seasoned to perfection. It is such great comfort food and close to heavenly when served over creamy homemade mashed potatoes. It takes just a few minutes to throw in the crock pot. You can come home to the most fabulous mouth-watering smells; the finishing step is quick and easy.
How do you cook it?
A Pot Roast Recipe is easy to cook and one of my family’s favorite meals. It is a dump-and-go recipe of beef, vegetables, herbs, and spices that are slow-cooked in the crock pot or in a Dutch oven. You can use the juices to make a simple gravy when it is finished cooking. You can add everything at once, or if you don’t want your vegetables that pretty soft, add them 1 1/2 -2 hours before the roast is complete.
What is a Dutch oven?
A Dutch oven is a large, heavy pot with a lid suitable for both the top of the stove and inside the oven. So you brown your roast right in the pan on the top of the stove, add all your goodies and put the lid on, and pop it in the oven. It is fantastic for anything slow-cooked; brisket, ribs, chuck roast, pork roast, and even soup and chili. The Dutch oven is inexpensive and works like a charm.
This Crock Pot Roast Recipe is the ultimate weeknight meal providing the family with a much-needed delicious meal after a long day at work or school. In a hurry, scrap the mashed potatoes and make it super simple by throwing in chunks of potatoes with the carrots and onions.
Got big eaters? You can easily increase the size of the chuck roast to 3 lbs and throw in another onion and a couple more carrots. You will not need to change any other part of the recipe.
Is the heat moving in yet? If not, it will be soon, and you can give this simple, fabulously tasty Chuck Roast Crock Pot Recipe a whirl!
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Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe
Crock Pot Roast and Vegetables is tender, flavorful slow, cooked chuck roast, carrots and onions smothered with creamy beef gravy perfectly seasoned.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 hours
- Total Time: 6 hours 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- Category: main meal beef
- Method: slow cooker
- Cuisine: American
- Salt & pepper
- 1–2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2–3 lb chuck roast
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can low sodium beef broth
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 3 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1–2 onions quartered
- 3–4 large carrots cut in thirds
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- Optional: Mashed potatoes or cooked egg noodles.
- Salt & pepper both sides of the chuck roast. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chuck roast and brown on both sides. Remove and place in a crock pot. Add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, parsley, oregano, onion powder, onions, and carrots. Cook on high for 1 1/2 hours and low for an additional 4-5 hours.
- Remove chuck roast and vegetables and place on cutting board. Cover loosely with aluminum foil. Turn the crock pot to high. Melt butter and whisk in flour. Slowly whisk the butter/flour mixture (a little at a time) into the liquid in the crock pot. When thoroughly whisked in, cover and let cook for 10 minutes. Slice or shred the chuck roast with a fork. Serve with vegetables and gravy.
- Optional; Serve over mashed potatoes or egg noodles.
Some of the readers have responded that they like to add the onions and carrots after a couple of hours so they are not as soft.
Keywords: slow cooker pot roast, crock pot pot roast, pot roast and vegetables, comfort food dinner, beef roast
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The best roast I have eaten anywhere. At first, I thought Worcestershire sauce, No Way. But my husband said this is the best roast I’ve ever made. I think so, too, I’m going to continue to make this roast it will be my recipe for roast from now on. It was so tender it fell apart. falling apart to me makes a perfect roast again this is the best roast from anywhere or anyone. You sure definitely need a number one ribbon for this
Thanks so much! I am so glad that you like it. We love it too!
Really like this recipe. I don’t care for the amount of butter used in the gravy. Made it taste greasy. The meat had enough fat that was in the juice. Next time I’d use another thickening technique.
What temperature do I set the oven if I’m using the Dutch oven option? And for the same amount of time?
I don’t have a crock pot yet but do have an enameled cast iron pot.
Sorry about the delay. 300 degrees for 3-4 hours.
Does this recipe mean both high and low for the whole thing? Or one or the other as options? Either way I’m still going to make it!
Yes you cook on high first and then move to low.
sooooo i accidentally threw everything in the slow cooker at once…. including the butter and flour (this is why you read before ugh). i have a couple hours until it’s done but i’m not sure if it’s even going to turn out the same. help/advice?!
How did it turn out? Very curious.
Love this! I add half broth and half beer for a wonderful gravy that reminds me of the steak and ale pie I used to love when I lived in England.
Thanks for the tip Danielle! That sounds delicious!!
This recipe is so good!! It’s a favorite! I’ve made it several times. So easy!
Thanks Melissa! So glad that you like it!
I skipped adding the broth. A trick my grandmother taught me. There were enough rich juices to serve on the side or to make a delicious gravy.
Awesome! Thanks for the tip!
Can a bone-in chuck roast be used?
Yes it can.
I added in more beef stock is that ok it didn’t seem like there was enough with me adding in potato’s
Yes of course that should be fine.
Can I use a rump roast instead of a chuck roast? If so how does the cooking time vary? Thank you!!
Sorry! I have not tried a rump roast on this recipe.
This is by far the BEST crock pot roast I’ve ever had. It was said by every family member tonight (and I have picky eaters), “BEST DINNER EVER!” Thank you, Beth!!! This will become a staple in our home.
Thanks so much Kimberly! So glad that everyone liked it!!
I have a bottom round roast – can I use that?
You can but you are not going to get the same result. The bottom round is a lot tougher. If you do try, plan on slow cooking on low for 10 hours so hold those vegetables for a while as they will break down too much if left in there that long.
Hi! I’m making this for Christmas Eve. Wish me luck. Haha but I don’t like my veggies mushy when should I hard my potatoes and carrots if so.
I would add them about halfway through the cooking process. Merry Christmas!
My family and I love this recipe! My parents are coming over for dinner Saturday, so how would you recommend making additional servings? (6) Should I buy a bigger roast and cook it longer? Double the recipe?
Thanks so much. I think the largest chuck roast you will be able to find will be five lbs. You might have to go with two smaller chuck roasts. Yes I would double the ingredients.Your cooking time should only be increased by maybe one hour. Just cook until fork tender. You can always turn it to warm while you finish up the rest of the meal I think I would hold the vegetables back a couple hours so they do not get too soft. I hope you have a great meal.
I’m making this right now! It’s already smelling delicious!
Awesome Andrea! I love that recipe!
katerina @ diethood.com
My family would love this! It’s incredibly delicious!
I know you mentioned this for summer but this is great year round. I love that I can cook the sides together. It just makes dinner so easy and convenient.
This has been a favorite at my house!! So good! Can’t wait to make it again!
There’s nothing better than a classic pot roast dinner! I love that it’s SO easy to throw in the crock pot!
Nart at Cooking with Nart
Best pot roast recipe I’ve ever tried so far. Thinking of making this again this Sunday!
Delicious recipe and perfect for the season!
Thanks for the tip Robert!
Absolutely Delicious! I made this recipe as written and served it with mashed potatoes. The leftovers were even better the next day. The only problem I had was trying to get my stomach to stop growling in anticipation… it smells sooo wonderful while it is slowly cooking! Thank you for a great recipe… I’m making it for the second time soon!
I am so glad that you liked it. Thanks for leaving such a kind comment. You really made my Sunday evening!
Sandra | A Dash of Sanity
Looks like we have a new favorite meal at my house!
Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
This looks incredibly delicious!
A Sunday staple at our place. I love that during the summer when I don’t have to heat up the kitchen to have a delicious meal on a Sunday afternoon after church.
One of my favorite slow cooker dinners! The ultimate comfort food!
I love to make meat in the slow cooker! I will try this recipe!
What a robust and filling pot roast recipe! This has quickly become a family favorite meal! Hands-down delicious!
One of my favorite Sunday comfort meals! So easy and delicious!
When i think of comfort food, I think pot roast! It’s an all time favorite recipe of mine!
Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert
I know what I want for dinner tonight!
Ohmygosh Beth this looks absolutely delicious! My mouth is watering lol – a must-try!
Not sure if this has been asked yet or not, but I have pork shoulder on hand, could it be used in place of the beef? How would you suggest I adjust the cook time? TIA! 🙂
Sorry about the delay. I had to get my taxes filed this weekend. Yes you most certainly can do this with a pork loin. I think with pork I would switch to chicken broth. I think it complements it better.
Yum! I love making pot roast in a slow cooker as the meat always turns out so tender. I’ll try your recipe. Thank you.
Such a great recipe! My family will love it! Can’t wait to try it!
Wowsas! This recipe looks so delicious! It has my tummy growling for some!
Mission accomplished! Thank you!!
Tiffany La Forge-Grau
This recipe reminds me of when I was groing up. My great grandmother made a similar, unbelievable dish.
this looks so yummy, Can’t wait to send this to my friend that enjoys trying new recipes more than i do!
Your recipe looks delectable! Instead of roast, is it possible to use chicken meat?
Yes you certainly could although you might need to cut the cooking time depending on what parts of the chicken you are cooking with.
I thought I had left a comment on this before but I can’t find it. If I did I apologize. But either way that looks insanely yummy!
Oh Lordy, I am ready for a crock pot chuck roast right now! THat looks incredible. Your family are some lucky people.
Thanks Terri! I will tell my family that you think they are lucky people! 😉
Have to try out this. Looks easy but love the gravy idea.
I need to do more crockpot meals. This post just really inspired me!
This is very similar to my grandma’s recipe. It was one of my favorite dishes!
I’m so hungry now! Lol.
Love the Dutch oven x
I would like to try the crock pot pork and noodles. Seems like a yummy dish too! Nice recipe!
Slow cooker recipes are the best because they’re so easy. There carrots in this recipe look so delicious that they jus off the page!
The beef roast looks so delicious and I wish to have smelly internet so I can taste it right away. I have no idea it takes so long to cook but the results definitely worth it.
Your recipes are so inviting. This one too. Wish I could actually cook this weekend with mutton in place of beef. Probably next weekend for sure.
My goodness how do you do it. I’m literally drooling over those mashed potatoes In that last photo!
My husband and I have not used the slow cooker in EONS! But seriously, maybe a year + at this point. I don’t like “mushy” food and he doesn’t like eating at home, so yeah, there’s that – hahaha! However, this roast actually looks pretty dang tasty so I would definitely want to try it, if you made it 😉
I love making pot roast in my slow cooker. I’ve made it in both the oven and my pressure cooker, and it’s the one dish that seems to come out the best ONLY in my slow cooker.
I like cooking in slow cookers. Though it takes some time, the meat tends to be really soft. :0)
This looks so yummy. When I have all the ingredients I’m going to try this!
Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
Kristine Nicole Alessandra
My family loves a good pot roast and your recipe is bound to be another winner with my family. Pot roast is time saver meal for me – meat and veggies all in one dish. cooked till tender in a crock pot!
What a fabulous recipe. My entire family loved it and it will be added to my rotating weekly menu. Thank you.
Thanks so much Joanie! I am glad that you and your family loved it.
The whole family loved this pot roast! I’ll be making it again soon as it’s super easy and so tasty!
This is the best pot roast recipe! I used my Dutch oven at 300 degrees and added red potatoes and carrots. Will be making pot roast this way from now on!
Thanks Marie! So glad that you liked it!
This was easy, and turned out perfect. Just follow the instructions!
Thanks so much! I am glad that you liked it!
I pride myself on being a great cook, but like to try new recipes! This was absolutely delicious! Hands down best roast I’ve ever made!
Thanks so much Kelly! So glad that you liked it! You made my day with such a kind comment!
Do you melt the butter before adding it? Or melt the butter in the crockpot?
Melt the butter in the microwave, stir the flour into the melted butter and then add then whisk that mixture into the juices that are left in the crock-pot after removing the veggies and pot roast.
Made this for dinner tonight and it was awesome! The roast was very moist and falling apart and so flavorful. I made the gravy using a dab of heavy cream added …. yum!
Thanks so much Kandi! I am so glad that you liked it!
I’m making this now! It still has another couple of hours to cook. I did not have parsley or worchestire. I substituted soy, garlic powder and white vinegar for the worchestire sauce. I added rosemary to the meat while browning it. I also added a tsp of dijon mustard I tried making this with the ingredients in my house basically. I hope it comes out okay! ??
Some of the best recipes come about from a little of this and little of that. 🙂
What if I don’t have a crockpot and want to use my oven? What temp do you think?
Yes you can in a covered casserole dish. Bake the roast at 300 degrees for 3-1/2 hours or until the meat is fall-apart tender.
You can remove your juices and finish the gravy on the stove-top in a saucepan. If you have a dutch oven you can do the whole thing in there.
I’m in the works of making this roast. My only question is do you stir everything once added or if any time in the process
No I do not stir everything when I add it to the crock pot. You can stir it when the recipe is complete.
Can I keep the veggies in while mixing the gravy or should I do it separately as stated?? But so far it smells so I’m excited to try it!!!
I love the smell of that cooking in crock pot. I think you could try it. That might be something I would try because of time shortages. I think if you don’t mind things being not too perfect …it might break up some of the veggies stirring them around. I don’t mind if things aren’t perfect.
What kind of mash potatoes are those?
Just good old mashed potatoes with a little milk, butter, salt and pepper.
This recipe sounds delicious! Unfortunately, I often don’t plan far enough ahead to use a crockpot. I would more likely use an instant pot and put it in the crock pot mode until my daughter gets home from work. Have you ever tried this with an instant pot? If so how long would you pressurize it? I could follow the timing in the manual, but sometimes people come up with different times.
Thanks so much!! I am sorry Charlene I do not have an instant pot. Perhaps one of the readers know this answer to this.
Not sure if you’ll see this since it’s been two years since the last comment!
If I were to make this recipe in a Dutch oven what temperature do you recommend using?
Sorry about the delay. My knee has been bothering me lately so I am a little behind! Cook at 325 degrees for about 4 hours or until fork tender. I love my Dutch Ovens! They make the best meals!
Hey i have a 7 quart crock pot and I would like to get a roast about the size of my crock pot do I need to add more seasoning or just keep everything the same.
I would add more seasoning and make sure that the beef broth is enough to cover it. Happy cooking!
Do you cook the taters with the meat or by its self to do mashed taters?
If making mashed potatoes please cook separately.
Thank you for the recipe.
This was a fantastic pot roast! I started with potatoes and carrots cooking with the roast and noticed they were getting done so I removed them. Added them back with the roast when I put the beef back in the gravy. I enjoyed being able to do other things while my dinner cooked. The taste is scrumptious!
Thanks so much. I am so glad that you liked it!!
I to love to cook. I will be trying this recipe tomorrow. Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.
My pleasure. Thanks so much! Cooking is just so therapeutic.
This Chuck roast recipe turned out great. The husband wanted to know if there were leftovers for lunch the next day. Tasted just like my Mom’s way of preparing years ago. Thanks for the flavorful memory.
I am so glad that you liked it and that it brought back nice memories of your Mom.
In all my years of cooking pot roast, i have never used red potatoes. I love using my slow cooker, so do I peel or leave skins on?
My husband is diabetic and the red potatoes are better for him. Looking forward to more of your recipes.
Thanks so much. I leave the skins on. Much better that way!!
I usually put in a second set of veggies for the least 90 minutes of cooking. Typically, this is carrots, mushrooms and redskin potatoes.
In the end, I discard the first set of veggies(usually onions) because they’ve turned to mush after all the cooking time.
Other than that, I cook this dish pretty much like you do, except usually just 6 – 7 hours on low. I don’t see any any real advantage to cooking on high at the start..
Thanks for the heads up Steve. I will give it a whirl!
Ah, good to know! K, will forego the balsamic vinegar experiment this go-round, but thank you so much for your insight and advice!
Hey! I am in the process of working up your pot roast recipe right now, and it sure does smell heavenly! I was just wondering about the addition of the balsamic vinegar to the mix… Does one do that as a flavor enhancement, or is it more of a meaty textural thang, or… I sure would love to glug some in there, but not at the cost of hearing, “Uhhhhhh… Ma? Why does this smell like Easter eggs?”. My family. Sigh…
Thank you so much for posting such a terrific recipe, and thank you, too, for your response! Hopeful response, anyway….
Sorry I have been out shopping for furniture with my son. I do love to cook with balsamic vinegar but I am not sure this recipe would be the one to add it to. If you decide to add some I would go very light like one to two teaspoons. If you try please let us know what you think.
Excellent, easy and sooooo delicious! A Perfect winter meal!
Yes indeed. I love this meal!!
This was the best recipe for crock pot chuck roast I’ve found! So easy and simple. I’m not a much of a cook, but this turned out great. I will use it again and again. Thank you !
My pleasure. So glad that you liked it and thank you for leaving such a nice comment.
I just put in the roast & it already smells great. Thanks for the recipe, it was easy.
My pleasure. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Thanks for leaving such a nice comment!
What temp should the roast be at when done?
That’s a long time cooking. Is that because the roast is a tougher cut?
I have never taken the temp when done. Chuck is not very tough at all. There is fat in it to keep it real tender. It is a slow cooker recipe. Cook on high for one and one half hours and low for an additional four to five hours. If you check it and it is fork tender than it is ready.
Why do you do the ending part with the flour and the butter? Does this create gravy? Sorry I’m a little new to the cooking thing…
No worries. I hope you learn to love cooking as much as I do. Yes the flour and the butter create an easy quick gravy.
How much should the roast be out of the liquid? With 14.5 (I actually have 16oz) it just covers the carrots and only covers the meat @ 1/4 of the way up. I added some water and now it’s 1/3. Is that okay? Thanks
The roast can be out of the liquid. No problem at all. Put the top on and if you are super concerned you can flip halfway through but you don’t have to. The meat will still be very tender.
Thanks for the fast response. I’m cooking it now.
Do you return the chuck roast to the crockpot after making the gravy Or keep them separate?
You can do either one.
How long to cook a 1lb roast? It’s just me and my husband so we don’t need too much. Thanks!
I think I would cook that on high for only 1 hour and then reduce to low and check the meat and veggies with a fork after 3 1/2 hours to make sure they are fork tender. If not continue cooking.
I bought a 5.360 lb beef check roast. For how long should I cook it when using your recipe?
Probably about another hour but it is easy to check and see if it fork tender.
Made this yesterday! Turned out great. I added potatoes and mushrooms as well as three tablespoons of balsamic vinegar! Will be making this again as it’s very satisfying and super tasty!
Thanks so much! I love balsamic vinegar. Happy New Year!
I made this today and it was fantastic, the meat was so tasty and falling apart. It made just the right amount of tasty gravy. Super yummy and I will definitely use this recipe from now on for my Crock Pot Roast in the future. Thanks so much for sharing!
Thank you so much. I am go glad that you liked it. We had it for dinner tonight. I love a good crock pot recipe!!
Serves how many?
It serve four! Sorry about the delay. We went to the movies and got some other stuff done!
Can I assemble everything the night before and put in the fridge? Do I need to brown the meat or no?
You do not have to brown the meat. Although safety precautions do not advise mixing raw meat and veggies in advance. Instead they advise cutting vegetables and storing in a Tupperware type container the night before and assembling meat and veggies in the morning just before turning on.
There is 100% nothing wrong with mixing them together in advance. You are going to be cooking them in the same pot in the end.
Except that if you do mix the meat and vegetables together overnight let him sit in the fridge chances are I’ll give you a stomach ache from the blood soaking into the vegetables always best to keep them separate containers before cooking
This is delicious my go to recipe for 49 years.
Can brown the meat and assemble it all in the crockpot the night before, put it in the fridge and then take it out and turn on the crockpot the next morning?
Good tip! Thanks!!
I only have a have a high setting. How long should I cook it if I leave it on high the whole time?
3-4 hours but test for tenderness.
I will not be able to stop home mid day to switch the crockpot from high to low. Do you know how long I could leave it in the crockpot for on just low instead?
About 8 hours.
May I ask, what size crockpot did you use for the chuck roast recipe??? Thank You…
It was a 3 quart but it was a little small. I think I would go a little larger…maybe a 5 quart.
Just to paint a picture of the different moments of life the sharing of your recipe creates, my 91 year old grandfather lost one of his last few living friends recently. Tonight was the visitation for his friend of over 60 years. I made his favorite meal tonight, which happens to be roast beef. He was very pleased when the taste of his dinner reflected his hopes of flavor. I’m so thankful to have been able to bless that sweet soul of his with something comforting on this cold, windy, and wet day.
And while I’m at it, I may as well mention that the second anniversary of the passing of his wife of 54 years is only a few days away. Roast beef is his favorite dish she made for him.
And my husband even enjoyed AND complimented it. He doesn’t even like roast.
So, thanks again!
Thanks so much for sharing this. It was something that I needed to read tonight. We are undergoing a major remodel in our house and to say things are hectic is an understatement. However it is small beans when it comes to the things that really matter in life. So glad that your grandfather and husband enjoyed the meal. Thanks for reminding me of the important things in life.
11 1/2 hours on high then an additional 4-5 hours on low? Is that right?
It is 1 and 1/2 hours on high and 4-5 hours on low.
Thank you so much! That makes a lot more sense!
Making a 6lb pot roast how long do I cook it for?
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 4 to 5 hours. I would not put my veggies in for several hours.
Lol omg it will be jerky, 1 and 1/2 hrs on high not 11hrs
It is 1 1/2 hours. Please check out the instructions again.
I’m making this for Christmas and I read it as 1 & 1/2 hours on high. Then lower. Thanks…your directions are precise and easy to read.
Yes that is correct. Merry Christmas!