Marie's Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Moist and juicy pot roast done in a slow cooker with carrots
onion and potatoes.

4 pounds chuck roast

salt and pepper to taste

1 packet dry onion soup mix

1 cup water

3 carrots, chopped

1 onion, chopped

3 potatoes, peeled and cubed

1 stalk celery, chopped


① Season the roast with salt and pepper to taste. Brown on all sides in a large skillet over high heat, about 4 minutes per side.
② Place the roast in the slow cooker and add the soup mix, water, carrots, onion, potatoes, and celery.
③ Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 to 10 hours.

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
  • Nutrition Facts

    Per Serving: 540calories;30.6g fat;18.2g carbohydrates;45.7g protein;147mg cholesterol;272mg sodium.


    • Posted: 09/02/2018 00:27


      This is the first thing I cooked in my new crockpot. Taking other reviewers' advice, I browned a 3.66 lb. boneless chuck roast in a little olive oil after rubbing low sodium Montreal Steak Seasoning and 1 chopped fresh garlic clove. I cut the roast in half before setting it in the crockpot as it was so big. I used 2 cans of beef broth instead of water and used small red potatoes, along with 1 sliced onion and I also chopped up some baby carrots, 2 more cloves of garlic and omitted the celery. Halfway through I ended up adding more potatoes and carrots as I didn't think I had enough veggies. I'm glad I did as the veggies I first included basically turned to mush (but goooood mush). I also added garlic pepper and garlic salt along the way to taste as it cooked. This cooked on low from 915am to about 630pm, but really was ready about an hour before. My husband took a little flour with 3/4 of the juice and some more garlic pepper and made an excellent gravy. The juice was so hot from the crock pot that we didn't need to put it into a sauce pan. just whisked it up in a bowl.\n\nI have to say, this is the best pot roast. The recipe is a good template that you can play around with to taste. The only things I woud change is that I would use whole baby carrots and add in the veggies (all except the onions) about halfway through instead of straight at the beginning. The other reviewers' comments really helped me in fixing this recipe to my own taste. It worked out wonderfully