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Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Seasoned and tender pot roast, vegetables and gravy is a comforting dinner the whole family will love!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Browning Beef 5 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 cups beef broth or stock low sodium
  • 2 teaspoons browning sauce*
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 to 3 pound boneless chuck roast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 large carrots peeled and sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large yellow onion halved and thickly sliced (about 1 inch)
  • 2 stalks celery cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes scrubbed, rinsed and cut into 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch**
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley optional garnish


  • Spray a 6 or 7 quart slow cooker insert with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Whisk together beef broth, browning sauce, thyme and rosemary in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine salt, pepper and garlic powder in a small bowl. Season roast by rubbing it in all sides of roast.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Brown roast on all sides (about a minute on each side).
  • Place carrots, onion, celery, potatoes and bay leaf in prepared slow cooker insert. Pour broth mixture over vegetables.
  • Place browned roast on top of vegetables.
  • Cover and cook on low heat (preferred) for 8 to 10 hours or on high heat for 5 to 6 hours, or until beef and vegetables are tender.
  • Carefully transfer roast and vegetables to a serving platter. Remove and discard bay leaf.
  • Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Pour into your slow cooker and stir to combine. Cover and cook on high heat for approximately 5 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Serve garnished with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.


  • *Browning sauce can be omitted or substitute with Worcestershire sauce.
  • **Cornstarch slurry step can be omitted, but makes a thicker gravy.