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Classic Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 6 hours, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Classic Slow Cooker Pot Roast is comfort food at its finest. Fall-apart tender beef and classic vegetables are cooked low and slow in a flavorful, savory broth. Get ready for your house to smell amazing! 

This pot roast recipe checks all the boxes for a simple, wholesome meal. It’s hassle-free—with no braising and minimal prep work. Simply chop your veggies and add all of your ingredients into a Crockpot. Then walk away and enjoy the fact that dinner is ready to go. 

Make slow cooker pot roast for your family tonight, meal prep it for a busy week, or host an easy dinner party. You can’t go wrong with this classic dish. 


  • 45 lb chuck roast
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped (or 2 cups baby carrots)
  • 1 pound baby Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 58 sprigs fresh thyme


  1. Place the chuck roast in the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker. Pour the beef stock and Worcestershire sauce all around the sides of the roast. Arrange the onions, carrots and potatoes all around the roast.
  2. Evenly season with the salt, pepper and garlic. Add the fresh herbs on top.
  3. Cook the pot roast on high for 6 hours or on low for 8 hours, until fall apart tender.
  4. Serve the pot roast and vegetables with the sauce from the slow cooker spooned over top along with some crunchy garlic bread. Enjoy!


  • Chuck roast still frozen? No fear! Add another hour or two onto your cooking time until the roast is fall apart tender.
  • Want to take the sauce to the extra step? Before serving, ladle the sauce out of the bottom of the slow cooker into a small saucepan. Bring the sauce to a boil and reduce slightly. Serve the pot roast with desired veggies and sauce poured over the top.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 522
  • Sugar: 2.1g
  • Sodium: 572mg
  • Fat: 18.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Protein: 75.9g
  • Cholesterol: 229mg
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