Slow Cooked Pot Roast makes the most tender beef that just falls apart when it is done cooking low and slow. Seasoned with simple seasonings like salt, black pepper, garlic and onion powders this easy beef pot roast recipe always comes out flavorful and delicious.
Easy Beef Pot Roast
We love to make a pot roast recipe usually for a big family dinner. The tender beef and vegetables make a delicious, filling meal. Serve this over some mashed potatoes, with a side of broccoli and crusty bread for a full meal.
Beef pot roast is at the top of the list for comfort food, totally heart warming and nothing says I love you more than a home cooked meal.
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Ingredients for Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Some recipes only need a few key flavors to make a delicious dish and this pot roast is definitely one of those recipes. To make this flavorful beef roast recipe pick up the following:
Full recipe ingredient amounts and details at the bottom of this page in the recipe card
How to Make Pot Roast in Slow Cooker
Roll up your sleeves and let’s get to work on making this mouth watering, belly warming, soul comforting beef roast. Let’s make some dinner memories. Here is how to make this simple pot roast recipe.
- start by heating some olive oil, or other cooking oil, in a pan over high heat.
- combine the garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper and thyme in a bowl. Season the roast all over with the spice mix, pressing it into the roast as you season
- Brown the roast on all sides in the oil, about 1-2 minutes per side.
- mix together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and beef broth in the crock pot.
- place the vegetables around the roast in the crock pot.
Head to the recipe card at the bottom for instructions on how to make a simple gravy to serve with your pot roast.
How Long to Roast Beef Pot Roast in Slow Cooker
You can either cook the roast on low for 8-10 hours or on a high heat setting for 4-6 hours.
The lower, slower method will create a more tender roast beef if you have planned out the time to allow it to cook that long.
The higher temperature cook will still create a tender, delicious roast, so if that is all the time you have, go for it. Dinner will be amazing!
Storing Left Over Pot Roast
Depending on the size of your roast and the people you are feeding, you might end up with some leftover beef roast.
Leftover roast can be placed in an air tight container or zip top bag and kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Freeze in a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Leftovers are great for using in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, sandwiches, soups, salads and so much more.
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Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2-3 pounds sirloin tip, rump or chuck roast
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 onion quartered
- 3 carrots quartered
- 1 cup mushrooms sliced
- 3 Russet potatoes scrubbed and cut into 1 inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons corn starch
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2 cups beef broth
- Heat the oil in a heavy pan over high heat.
- Combine the garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper and thyme
- Season the beef on all sides with the spice mixture.
- Brown the roast on all sides in the oil.
- In the crockpot, whisk together the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and broth.
- Place the roast into the crockpot and pour in any juices from the pan.
- Place the onion, carrots, mushrooms and potatoes around the roast.
- Cook on low 8-10 hours, high 4-6 hours.
- Remove the meat and vegetables from the crock pot and cover with foil
- Remove the juices from the crock pot, skim off and discard the fat in a gravy separator or with a spoon.
- Pour into a saucepan. Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Whisk into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
- Shred the beef roast with two forks
- Serve the gravy with beef and vegetables
- Nutrition facts are just an estimate
- place any leftover roast in an air tight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.