Crockpot Pot Roast

Crockpot Pot Roast is an effortless and delightful way of preparing a hearty and satisfying supper for the family. With just a few basic ingredients, chuck roast can be transformed into a succulent and flavorful dish that pairs well with vegetables and rice.

You only need a slow cooker and some time to let the magic happen. This pot roast dish is ideal for busy weekdays, relaxing weekends, or any occasion that screams comfort food.


  • Chuck roast
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder, to taste
  • Onion soup mix
  • Beef broth
  • Onion
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Celery stalks
  • Flour
  • Water


Season both sides of the roast with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place it in a large crockpot and sprinkle the onion soup mix over it.

Crockpot pot roast     

Pour the beef broth over the roast.

Add the onion, potatoes, carrots, and celery around the roast.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and water until smooth. Stir it into the crockpot to thicken the sauce.

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until the meat is fork-tender.

Serve the pot roast with the vegetables and rice, if desired. Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a pot roast take in a crockpot?

It will take about 6 hours on low to cook a pot roast in a crockpot until it is tender and easy to shred. You can also cook it on high for 4 hours, but it may not be as tender.

Do I need to sear the pot roast before slow cooking?

Searing the pot roast in a skillet before slow cooking is an optional step, but it adds a lot of flavor and color to the dish. It also helps seal in the juices and create a nice crust on the meat. If you skip this step, you may want to add some browning sauce or soy sauce to the broth for more depth.

Can I use other cuts of beef for this recipe?

Chuck roast is the best cut of beef for this recipe, as it has a lot of marbling and connective tissue that breaks down during slow cooking and makes the meat moist and flavorful. You can also use brisket, rump roast, or bottom round, but they may not be as tender or juicy.

Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?

Yes, you can add other vegetables that you like or have on hand, such as mushrooms, parsnips, turnips, green beans, or peas. Just make sure to cut them into large pieces and add them during the last hour of cooking so they don’t get mushy.

How can I make this recipe gluten-free?

To make this recipe gluten-free, you can use cornstarch instead of flour to thicken the sauce. You can also use gluten-free beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Make sure to check the label of the onion soup mix for any gluten-containing ingredients or use a homemade version.

Crockpot Pot Roast

Crockpot Pot Roast

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

This crockpot pot roast recipe is perfect for a cozy and comforting meal that requires minimal dishes and prep time.


  • 5 pounds of chuck roast
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder, to taste
  • 1 envelope of onion soup mix
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 1 large onion, cut into quarters
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 celery stalks, cut into chunks
  • 3 teaspoons of flour
  • 1/4 cup of water


  1. Season both sides of the chuck roast with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Place the seasoned chuck roast in a crock pot.
  3. Sprinkle the onion soup mix over the roast.
  4. Add beef broth to the crock pot.
  5. Cut the onion into quarters and add it to the pot.
  6. Cube the potatoes and add them to the pot as well.
  7. If desired, add carrots and celery to the pot.
  8. In a separate bowl, mix a quarter cup of water with three teaspoons of flour to create a thickener.
  9. Pour the flour mixture into the crock pot.
  10. Cover the crock pot and cook for approximately six hours or until the meat is tender and cooked through.
  11. Once cooked, remove the pot roast from the crock pot and let it rest for a few minutes.
  12. Slice the pot roast into desired portions.
  13. Serve the pot roast with the vegetables and broth.


  • You can use any cut of beef that is suitable for slow cooking, such as brisket, rump roast, or bottom round.
  • You can also add other herbs and spices to the roast, such as rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, or paprika.
  • You can substitute chicken broth or vegetable broth for the beef broth if you prefer.
  • You can use cornstarch instead of flour to make the sauce gluten-free.
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 8 servings Serving Size: per serving
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 564kcalTotal Fat: 28gSodium: 648mgCarbohydrates: 34gSugar: 6gProtein: 46g

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