This slow cooker pot roast recipe is easy to make, and makes for a perfect busy weeknight dinner for a big family. It’s hands-off and can be prepped in the morning and will be ready by the time you get home for dinner.
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Everyone is familiar with pot roast. So familiar, that I put off sharing my recipe for years because I figured everyone already knows how to make it!
Well, maybe you do. Or, maybe you’re here for a refresher. Or, maybe you’re here to learn how to make the absolute best crockpot pot roast.
This is my favorite easy slow cooker recipe, hands down. And that’s saying something!
My crock pot lives on my counter at the moment. As a full-time conservatory student, blogger, business owner, and mom of 3, it gets a ton of use.
As a matter of fact, I’m sure you noticed that my crockpot no longer even has a knob. It’s seen better days, for sure.
Perhaps the absolute best thing about pot roast, is that it’s a full meal all in one. I don’t have to come home and make a pot of rice or a vegetable side. It’s simply made in the morning, and ready to serve my family by the time I get home in the evening.
There are many ways to make pot roast. Today I’m going to share the basic, most classic version. It’s tender, juicy, and full of flavor.
No onion soup mix packets or red wine this time.
Just a simple crock pot roast with potatoes and carrots, and a delicious gravy.
FAQs about making pot roast
How to Make Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Just a few ingredients
Step 1: Coat the roast in salt, pepper, and flour
Coat your roast in salt, pepper, and flour, and brown it on a skillet on medium heat.
Step 2: Cut up veggies and add to slow cooker
Cut up all of your veggies and add it to the crock pot.
Step 3: Add seasonings to the crock pot
Add all seasonings and mix the veggies up. Add the beef broth as well.
Step 4: Place the roast on top of the veggies
Place the roast on top of the veggies and set the crock pot to low.
Step 5: Shred the pot roast and make gravy
Remove the roast and most of the veggies.
In a small bowl, mix together 2 tbsp cornstarch and 2 tbsp cold water. Once your cornstarch slurry is fully incorporated, add it to the broth in the crockpot and mix to combine.
This is now your gravy!
I do skip this step when things are too busy, but it’s just too yummy to miss most of the time!
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