Slow cooked pot roast

I made this some time ago and forgot to post it. I keep doing that! Oh well, better late than never, right?

I’ve always wanted to find new and easy recipes for the slow cooker. I love coming home at the end of a work day and smelling dinner already cooked and ready to serve. I prefer those recipes that require little more than just plopping all the ingredients in the cooker and turning it on. If it requires browning and sauteeing and all that BEFORE I even put it in the slow-cooker…I lose interest.

This is one of those plop-it-all-in-and-turn-it-on recipes. We used local, pasture-fed beef for this, and organic veggies, and it turned out sooooo good. Just fall-apart tender, simple, and comforting.

Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 8 medium carrots, cut into thirds
  • 2 medium onions, each cut into 8 wedges
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 beef chuck roast (3 pounds), trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

In slow cooker, stir together cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water until smooth. Add carrots and onions; season with salt and pepper, and toss.

Sprinkle roast with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; place on top of vegetables, and drizzle with Worcestershire. Cover; cook on high, 6 hours (or on low, 10 hours).

Transfer roast to a cutting board; thinly slice against the grain. Place the vegetables in a serving dish; pour pan juices through a fine-mesh sieve, if desired. Serve roast with vegetables and pan juices.

Makes 8 servings.

Source: Everyday Food website.

4 thoughts on “Slow cooked pot roast

  1. weezie

    if you want to go into comfort food overload, boil a quick pot of egg noodles as a side dish–they will absorb the juices and this alone is a great snack, or meal. and i like a can of baby peas tossed in the pot roast as well… the touch of sweetness and green really ties everything together!

    thanks for this quick one, pc.

  2. Crystal Post author

    You know, I almost tossed in some peas for good measure! I like the noodle idea…I’ll definitely have those on hand next time we make a pot roast. :)

  3. Sicilian

    My favorite meal is a slow cooker pot roast. . . . I like the roast to be so tender it falls apart.
    Yours sounds yummy too.


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