Favorite Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for slow cooker pot roast, perfect for a comforting meal:


  • – 3-4 pounds beef chuck roast
  • – Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • – 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • – 1 onion, sliced
  • – 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • – 4 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • – 4 celery stalks, cut into chunks
  • – 1 pound baby potatoes, halved
  • – 1 cup beef broth
  • – 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • – 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • – 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • – 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • – 2 bay leaves


1. Season the beef chuck roast generously with salt and black pepper on all sides.

2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the seasoned roast to the skillet and sear it on all sides until browned, about 4-5 minutes per side. Transfer the seared roast to the slow cooker.

3. In the same skillet, add the sliced onion and minced garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until softened and fragrant. Transfer the onion and garlic to the slow cooker.

4. Add the carrots, celery, and baby potatoes to the slow cooker, arranging them around the beef roast.

5. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato paste until well combined. Pour this mixture over the beef roast and vegetables in the slow cooker.

6. Add the fresh thyme, rosemary sprigs, and bay leaves to the slow cooker.

7. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours, or until the beef is tender and falls apart easily with a fork.

8. Once the pot roast is cooked, remove the beef and vegetables from the slow cooker and transfer them to a serving platter.

9. If desired, skim off any excess fat from the cooking liquid in the slow cooker. You can also strain the cooking liquid and serve it as a gravy.

10. Serve the slow cooker pot roast and vegetables hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.

11. Enjoy this comforting and flavorful dish with your favorite side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, or crusty bread.

This slow cooker pot roast recipe is sure to become a favorite in your household. It’s easy to make and yields tender, juicy beef with hearty vegetables in a rich and flavorful gravy. Enjoy!

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