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Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Dinner Recipe

Pot Roast Dinner Recipe and Gravy

This easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast dinner has incredible flavor and includes rich creamy gravy! Tender potatoes, carrots, and onions are slow cooked with juicy fall-apart roast beef and smothered in delicious brown gravy.

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For the Pot Roast:

Dice the potatoes into large chunks and cut the onion into quarters.

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Place the potatoes and carrots into a 4 quart Crockpot slow cooker. Click for a 4 quart Crockpot slow cooker.

potatoes and carrots in a crockpot

 

Add the beef roast into the crock pot on top of the potatoes and carrots.

potatoes, carrots, and beef roast in a crockpot

 

Top the roast with the onion quarters.

 

Sprinkle in the minced garlic, oregano, salt, and black pepper.

beef roast, onions, seasonings, carrots, and potatoes in a crockpot

 

Gently pour the beef stock over everything.

 

Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours.

 

Remove the roast and veggies to a platter and cover with the Crockpot lid to keep warm.

 

For the Gravy:

Turn the slow cooker heat to high.

 

Add the butter to the liquid in the Crockpot and stir to melt.

 

In a small bowl whisk together the water and the cornstarch.

 

Pour the cornstarch slurry into the crockpot liquid and whisk until combined. Allow it to thicken for about 15 minutes, whisking occasionally.

 

Slice the beef or pull apart with two forks to shred.

 

Season the gravy with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle over the roast, potatoes, and carrots.

 

Do you have to brown a roast before putting it in the crockpot?

You do not have to brown or sear a beef roast before cooking it in the crockpot but you can. If you want to, just add some oil to a frying pan and brown the roast for about 3 minutes on each side.

 

Which cut of beef is best for slow cooking?

Chuck:  including chuck roast, shoulder steak, boneless chuck roast, or chuck shoulder pot roast.

Brisket: Slice it against the grain of the meat for maximum tenderness.

Round:  including rump roast or bottom round.

 

Do you like my gorgeous gravy boat? Click for a Grateful gravy boat.

 

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Dinner and Gravy

 

 

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Yield: 4 servings

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Dinner Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Dinner Recipe
This easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast dinner has incredible flavor and includes rich creamy gravy! Tender potatoes, carrots, and onions are slow cooked with juicy fall-apart roast beef and smothered in delicious brown gravy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

For the Pot Roast:

  • 2 lb - 3 lb beef roast
  • 1.5 lbs potatoes
  • 1 lb bag baby carrots
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the Gravy:

  • 2 Tablespoons butter (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

For the Pot Roast:

  1. Dice the potatoes into large chunks and cut the onion into quarters.
  2. Place the potatoes and carrots into a 4 quart Crockpot slow cooker. Click for a 4 quart Crockpot slow cooker.
  3. Add the beef roast into the crock pot on top of the potatoes and carrots.
  4. Top the roast with the onion quarters.
  5. Sprinkle in the minced garlic, oregano, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Gently pour the beef stock over everything.
  7. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours.
  8. Remove the roast and veggies to a platter and cover with the Crockpot lid to keep warm.

For the Gravy:

  1. Turn the slow cooker heat to high.
  2. Add the butter to the liquid in the Crockpot and stir to melt.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the water and the cornstarch.
  4. Pour the cornstarch slurry into the crockpot liquid and whisk until combined. Allow it to thicken for about 15 minutes, whisking occasionally.
  5. Slice the beef or pull apart with two forks to shred.
  6. Season the gravy with salt and pepper to taste and drizzle over the roast, potatoes, and carrots. Click for a Grateful gravy boat.

Notes

  • You do not have to brown a roast before putting it in the crockpot. But if you want to, just add some oil to a frying pan and brown the roast for about 3 minutes on each side.

These cuts of beef work great for slow cooking a beef roast:

  • Chuck: including chuck roast, shoulder steak, boneless chuck roast, or chuck shoulder pot roast.
  • Brisket: Slice it against the grain of the meat for maximum tenderness.
  • Round: including rump roast or bottom round.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 969 Total Fat: 50g Saturated Fat: 21g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 22g Cholesterol: 287mg Sodium: 709mg Carbohydrates: 52g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 9g Protein: 75g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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