Savory Slow Cooker Pot Roast

"Pure comfort food. Simply add to the crock pot, turn it on ... and 8-10 hours later, it's time to eat. Sometimes I will add my vegetables right to the pot along with roast, or sometimes I make my vegetables separate. Please feel free to add carrots, potatoes, parsnips, mushrooms, etc. Just scatter your vegetables around the roast if you are adding them. Depending on the size of your crock pot, I do around 3 cups or a bit more of vegetables. Try to cut them in the same size, and"

Original recipe yields 4-8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (673.9 g)
  • Calories 552.9
  • Total Fat - 16.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 225.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1090.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.9 g
  • Sugars - 7 g
  • Protein - 79 g
  • Calcium - 103.3 mg
  • Iron - 7.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 20.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Roast ... Remove your roast from the refrigerator to take the chill off. Season well with salt and pepper on all sides.

Step 2

Onion and Broth ... Rough chop the onion and add it to the bottom of the crock pot to make a small bed for the roast to set on. Then mix in a small bowl, the broth, tomatoes, and Italian seasoning and pour around the roast. Finish by pouring the worcestershire directly over the roast.

Step 3

Cook ... Cover and cook 8-10 hours on low or 6-8 on high. Please note that the newer crock pots cook hotter than the older ones. Also the style and size of the crock pot can alter the cooking times.

Step 4

Gravy ... Remove the meat (and vegetables, if you added them) to a carving platter and cover to let it rest as you make the gravy. Transfer the liquid to a medium size pot and use a stick blender to puree until everything is smooth. You can also use a regular blender too and then return the mix to the pot. Add the corn starch with a couple of tablespoons of cold water and mix well. Bring the gravy mix up to medium high and slowly add in - a little at a time the corn starch continuing to stir. As the gravy comes up to a boil it will begin to thicken. Thicken until you get the consistency you like.

Step 5

Serve ... Slice the roast (which will probably be falling apart) and serve with the rich gravy. ENJOY!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Good stuff. Easy to substitute other things, which is what I had to do. Mine was spicy because I had no canned tomatoes. I used some tomato bisque soup and medium salsa combined. I had to use green onions. It all worked out well. We had it with baked potatoes. My husband will like this for sandwiches.

(2 Sep 2020)


Over the top delicious with the perfect amount of seasoning, my roast came out delicably fall-apart tender delicious, thaks a ton for this great recipe Kchurchill5. Regards from Brandy!

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(21 Jan 2012)