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pot roast in slow cooker with carrots and potatoes.
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins

Crazy tender, melt in your mouth slow cooker pot roast with carrots and potatoes. This super easy recipe requires little prep and the crockpot does all the work! 

Course: Beef, Main Dish, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef roast, chuck roast, crockpot, Easy, pot roast, slow cooker
Servings: 6 +
Calories: 244 kcal
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 1 (4 pound)(2kg) chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups (750ml) beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons- 1 tablespoon beef bouillon (I like better than bouillon brand)
  • 6 whole carrots; peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 pounds potatoes; washed, peeled (optional) and cut into large chunks
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef broth (from the crockpot)
  1. Pat roast dry with paper towels. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a little oil and sear the roast on all sides. Place roast in the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker. Deglaze the pan with a little beef broth scraping up all the browned bits and add to slow cooker.

  2. Sprinkle with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix remaining broth with the bouillon and add to slow cooker. Place carrots and potatoes around the roast. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. **I don't recommend cooking on high**

  3. To make gravy, remove 2 cups of beef broth from the slow cooker and set aside. In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium low heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Slowly pour and whisk in the reserved beef broth. Simmer while stirring until thickened. If the gravy is too thick stir in a little more broth.
Recipe Notes
  1. Choose a chuck roast that is very marbled with fat for the most tender result. Other great choices are brisket, rump, or bottom round. 
  2. The carrots and potatoes will be quite tender at the end of cooking time. Thicker carrots will withstand the cooking a little better and not be quite so soft. If you prefer you can wait and add the veggies after the meat has cooked for 1 1/2 hours. 
  3. Add onions or omit any vegetables that you don't prefer. 
  4. Gluten-Free: Use a cup for cup gluten-free flour or just make a slurry with cornstarch and water and omit the butter. 
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 417mg18%
Potassium 1152mg33%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 10424IU208%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.