Alea’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

We have been alternating between high temperatures and flash floods. Every time it rains, I want comfort foods like pot roast and potatoes. But it is so hot that I don’t want to turn on the oven.

My slow cooker once again came to my rescue! I love that is allows me to cook family favorites without heating up the house.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

When I make my pot roast, I put the vegetables around the roast, rather than under it. I like a little bite to my vegetables and this keeps them from becoming too mushy. I just rotate the vegetables every 2 -3 hours, so they cook more evenly. If you don’t rotate them the veggies on bottom tend to become too soft and the ones on top are a little too firm.

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Alea’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Yield – 8 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 7 – 8 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. beef roast
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pound potatoes, washed and chopped
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 -6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt (homemade seasoned salt recipe)
  • coarse ground pepper

Directions

  • Place a little broth in the bottom of the slow cooker. then place the roast in the slow cooker.
  • Place the carrots, potatoes, and onions around the roast.
  • Pour the rest of the broth over the meat and veggies.
  • Sprinkle the garlic and spices over the roast and veggies.
  • Cook on high for 7 – 8 hours. Every couple hours, I rotate the vegetables so they cook more evenly.

How to Make Gravy in a Slow Cooker:

You can make a gravy directly in the slow cooker. Remove the meat and vegetables. Spoon 1/2 cup of the drippings into a small bowl. Add 1/4 cup of cornstarch to the drippings and stir to make a paste.  Add the paste back into the slow cooker. Use a whisk to thoroughly combine it with the rest of the drippings. Cook on high, stirring occasionally, until it reaches a boil. Place it in a gravy bowl and serve over your pot roast and vegetables.

Are you using your slow cooker to keep the kitchen cool this summer?

Comments

  1. Jodie says

    With the price of a chuck roast being $4/pound, how do I keep this meal affordable and on track with the $5 dinner concept? Is there a different beef roast you recommend?

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