Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Sometimes we crave the simplicity of a good, tender pot roast and potatoes. When this craving strikes, we know that absolutely nothing else will do. However, the idea of making one from scratch can definitely be an obstacle. But! This slow cooker version is insanely easy and impossibly flavorful. You don't have an excuse not to make this simple pot roast. It is the perfect recipe for a cold winter night.

Made it? Let us know how it went in the comment section below!

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Yields: 7 servings
Prep Time: 0 hours 15 mins
Total Time: 5 hours 30 mins
Ingredients
3/4 c.

low-sodium beef broth

2 tbsp.

tomato paste

2 tbsp.

Worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp.

cornstarch

1 lb.

small potatoes, scrubbed and halved

3

carrots, peeled and cut crosswise into 2" pieces

1

medium yellow onion, cut into 1/2" wedges

4

cloves garlic

1

sprig rosemary

1

(3.5 lb.) beef chuck roast

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Directions
  1. In the bottom of a slow cooker, whisk together broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire, and cornstarch. Add potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, and rosemary.
  2. Season beef with salt and pepper, then nestle into vegetables. Cover and cook on high until roast is fork-tender, 5 hours (or 8 hours on low).
  3. Thinly slice roast and arrange on top of vegetables on a platter. Skim fat from extra juices in slow cooker and drizzle over top. Serve warm.

Brandon Bales
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