Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Nothing smells better than walking in the door on a crisp autumn day than this easy slow cooker pot roast recipe. Take the time to sear the meat as it lends a hearty flavor to the gravy and vegetables. Keep it simple with carrots and potatoes and you have a perfectly nutritious weeknight dinner.

Gather up your ingredients.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Ingredients

Rinse the chuck roast, pat dry and season with salt and pepper. 

Warm a large skillet on medium-high and add avocado oil. When oil begins to shimmer, add the roast, searing on all sides, about 10 minutes total.

Sear the Roast on All Sides

While the roast sears, chop the carrots and potatoes and add them to the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with the roast, pour in the broth, add the garlic, sprinkle in the thyme, and set on low for 8-10 hours.

Place the roast on top of the vegetables

NOTE: If you would like a thick gravy with the pot roast, add 2 tablespoons of flour to 2 tablespoons of cold water and stir to make a slurry. Turn the slow cooker on high for the last 30 minutes of cooking and add the slurry. Mix it all around and it will thicken the gravy.

If you love this Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe, you may also like my Slow Cooker New England Pot Roast; Slow Cooker Roast Beef and Gravy; and Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff.

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Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Hearty slow cooker pot roast with potatoes, carrots, and gravy. Easy 15 minute prep and slow cook 8-10 hours.

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

34 pound chuck roast
2 tablespoons avocado oil
1/2 tablespoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
2 cups carrots cut into 2″ pieces
2 cups Yukon gold potatoes cut into 2″ pieces
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons white flour (optional for thick gravy)
2 tablespoons cold water (optional for thick gravy)
1/4 cup minced parsley (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Rinse the chuck roast, pat dry and season with salt and pepper. 
  2. Warm a large skillet on medium-high and add avocado oil. When oil begins to shimmer, add the roast, searing on all sides, about 10 minutes total.
  3. While the roast sears, chop the carrots and potatoes and add them to the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with the roast, pour in the broth, add the garlic, sprinkle in the thyme, and set on low for 8-10 hours.
  4. NOTE: If you would like a thick gravy with the pot roast, add 2 tablespoons of flour to 2 tablespoons of cold water and stir to make a slurry. Turn the slow cooker on high for the last 30 minutes of cooking and add the slurry. Mix it all around and it will thicken the gravy.

Notes

Nutrition information is calculated for a 3.5lb. chuck roast and the optional flour for gravy is not included.

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