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A Crock Pot Roast in a Slow Cooker with potatoes and carrots with gravy.
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Crock Pot Roast

This Crock Pot Roast recipe is easy to make with potatoes, carrots, and thick and flavorful gravy. The meat is moist and full of flavor, your family will love this home cooked meal!

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb. Chuck Roast, see notes for other cut options
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cold water + 3 tablespoons corn starch, to thicken the gravy at the end

Meat Seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Gravy:

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cube beef bouillon, or 1 tsp better than bouillon
  • 1 ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce, can sub Worcestershire
  • 2-3 drops Kitchen Bouquet browning and seasoning sauce, optional: gives it a darker color
  • 1 Tablespoon cold unsalted butter

Sides:

  • 2 ¼ lbs. baby potatoes, see notes
  • 2 lbs. whole carrots, cut into halves or thirds.

Instructions

  • Pat roast completely dry. Combine seasoning ingredients and massage it onto all sides of the roast, followed by the flour.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is shiny and heated, add the roast and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes, until a brown crust has developed. Decrease heat slightly if needed during cooking. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Whisk together the gravy ingredients and add it to the slow cooker, followed by the pot roast and any juices.
  • Cut the potatoes in half or thirds of equal size. (If 1-2 inch potatoes, you can leave them whole.)
  • Peel the carrots and slice them into halves or thirds. Very thick carrots can also be sliced in half lengthwise.
  • Arrange the potatoes around the roast and top with carrots. Place the lid securely on top and resist the temptation to open it during cooking as you’ll lose a lot of heat.
  • Cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Carefully remove the carrots, potatoes, and the roast and set on a serving platter. Tent with foil.

Prepare the Gravy

  • Use oven mitts to lift the crock and transfer the juices to a saucepan, OR, if the crock is stovetop safe, you can place the crock right on the stovetop.
  • Bring the juices to a gentle boil. Combine 3 Tbsp. corn starch with 3 Tbsp. cold water and whisk to combine. Gradually add it to the gravy and whisk continuously to incorporate.
  • Decrease heat to low and simmer until ready to serve. It will continue to thicken. Add a few drops of Kitchen Bouquet browning and seasoning sauce if a darker color is preferred. Swirl in 1 tbsp. cold butter prior to serving.
  • Season carrots/potatoes with salt and pepper if desired and serve!

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Notes

Best Cuts of Beef for Pot Roast:
• Chuck Roasts (the best option)
• Rump Roasts (2nd best)
• Bottom Rounds (3rd best)

Potatoes
  • I used 3-4 inch round white potatoes, cut in half. Red potatoes or sliced Yukon Gold potatoes make great options as well.

 

Nutrition

Calories: 564kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 38g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 121mg, Sodium: 992mg, Potassium: 1555mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 19211IU, Vitamin C: 34mg, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 5mg