How to Make Pot Roast in a Crock Pot

by Melanie

Our slow cooker pot roast recipe is delicious. This is one of our favorite crock pot recipes, adults and children love it. It is very easy to adjust this recipe to suit your tastes. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or broad egg noodles. Also try with 1-2-3 Biscuits Recipe. Slow cooker pot roast even tastes great when made with chuck roast because the cooking will tenderize and flavor the beef. Like most slow cooker recipe little supervision is required. See Slow Cookers and Crock Pots for more information on selecting and using a slow cooker. Start the pot roast in the in morning, then forget about it and it’s done for dinner. The finished beef will equal that of the best quality roast, no one will be able to tell it was a less expensive cut. Freeze leftover meat for a second meal or use sliced meat the next day for hot or cold sandwiches.

Shopping list for Slow Cooker Pot Roast

  • 3-4 pound chuck roast
  • 4-5 cubed fresh potatoes
  • 5-6 sliced carrots
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 1-10¾ ounce can cream of mushroom OR cream of celery soup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3-4tablespoons flour (to thicken gravy)

Directions for Crockpot Pot Roast

Brown meat in skillet in small amount of oil.
Place potatoes and carrots in bottom of slow cooker. Add meat. Sprinkle onion soup mix on top of meat. Pour the chosen can of cream soup on top of meat and vegetables. Add 1/4cup water.
Cover. Cook on low 8-9 hours, do not remove cover during cooking.

Once meat is cooked remove meat and potatoes and carrots, cover and set aside. To make gravy take about 3 tablespoons flour and mix with small amount of cold water until paste forms. Mix in the remaining liquid from the slow cooker. Heat in small saucepan, stirring until smooth.

You can substitute 2 beef bouillon cubes and a thinly sliced onion in place of the dry onion soup mix. Also try adding a can of diced tomatoes in place of canned soup. Many other variations are possible, so experiment.

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