Kim is a holistic health coach and a toxic-free lifestyle consultant. She obtained her studies from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe
This slow cooker pot roast recipe is one of the easiest meals you will make. And possibly the yummiest. It is amazingly tender and smells irresistible. If you are a busy person and still want to cook up a wholesome meal for the family, this is the perfect recipe for you.
I love making pot roast. Not only does it use the cheapest cuts of beef, but it's also one of the tougher part of the cow. Cooking it slowly in a crock pot allows for the meat to soften and fall apart, which also results in a most moist pot roast compared to roasting it in the oven.
It is even easier to prepare. I could prepare it in the morning and come home to a delicious meal.
For this recipe, I braised this piece of meat for 9 hours on low in the slow cooker. I literally threw everything in the slow cooker before heading out for work. Although you're supposed to "set it and forget it" but I couldn't help thinking about it throughout the day. I knew I was going to come home to a kitchen filled with that aroma. Slow cooked roast beef waiting to be devoured.
To go alongside the beef, you can serve it with some mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, or any other vegetables.
It does not really get any easier than this.
I used a chuck roast for this meal, but a rump roast or any beef roast would work just as well.
Ingredients: Pot Roast Slow Cooker
- 1 grass-fed beef chuck roast (2-3 lbs)
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- 1 cup low sodium beef broth
- 1 cup water
- 2-3 sprigs of thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 white onion
Tip: Cooking with Slow Cooker
When cooking with a slow cooker, you don't need to add too much liquid as the covered lid will generate enough steam. After the food is cooked, transfer the sauce to a pan and create a delicious gravy.
Instructions: Pot Roast Slow Cooker
**Extra step to bring out more flavor: In a large pan set to medium/high heat, pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sear the meat on both sides until caramelized. This step takes about 10-15 minutes and is optional. If you have time, do this before putting the meat in the slow cooker and it will take the chuck roast to a higher level of flavor.
As we all know, the beauty of using a slow cooker is to throw everything, set it and forget it! So the instructions are quite simple. Trim the excess fat on the meat. Place the roast in slow cooker. Mix the ingredients in a bowl and pour over roast. Place a couple of sprigs of rosemary, 2 bay leaves on top. Cook on low for 7-9 hours, or high for 5 hours.
If you plan on adding vegetables, add it in the last 2 hours. If you added in the beginning with the meat, the vegetables will be too soggy.
Beth Webster-Duerr from Henrietta, New York on October 19, 2014:
Just what I was looking for... a classic pot roast, but with the ease of a crockpot. Sounds delicious and will cook right NOW. :)
Ben Zoltak from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA on March 21, 2014:
One of my favorites, hard to find grass fed roast around here, I get tatonka though, at the farmers market in the summers. I'm growing thyme this year, can't wait to try it and also with the pan fry!
Kim Lam (author) from California on January 14, 2013:
Good to hear from you, Vicki! How is the AP going for you?
Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on January 13, 2013:
Hi, I haven't see you in a while so I thought I would visit. I'm glad I did. I've been wanting a simple slow cooker recipe for pot roast. This one looks perfect. I'll be using this for sure! Thanks!
2patricias from Sussex by the Sea on October 12, 2012:
I'm sure this is an efficient way to cook pot roast.
I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages (under Crock Pot cooking).
Kim Lam (author) from California on October 05, 2012:
Thanks Billy! I bet it will get cold soon in WA...time to take out the slow cooker.;-)
Efficient Admin- carrots and potatoes are so good together and will soak up all that flavor. Thanks for stopping by!
Michelle Dee from Charlotte, NC on October 01, 2012:
Fall is near and I can't wait to get out the crock pot and start making stew. I will try this pot roast - the ingredients look very appealing together and I would probably add some potatoes, carrots near the last 2 hours. Thanks for sharing, voted up!
Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 01, 2012:
My favorite meat for a crock pot. Love the recipe and you can bet when the weather gets colder we will be trying this.