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The Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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This perfect slow cooker pot roast will become your favorite way to make a pot roast! It's an amazing fall dinner dish that cannot be beaten.

One of my favorite kitchen appliances to use is my slow cooker. I make everything from soups, desserts, and more with mine. Of course, one of my husband's favorite dinner recipes that I make is my Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast.

Simple ingredients and my own homemade Pot Roast seasoning blend are what make this pot roast pure perfection! If you are interested in watching me make this, you can check out this Facebook live video of my cooking demonstration.

How to Make the Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Take your pot roast seasoning blend and sprinkle 1/2 cup liberally all over the roast. Use your hands to massage the flavoring into the meat.

Now, you are going to sear your pot roast in a cast-iron skillet (or whatever skillet you have) on all sides. The reason you do this is so that you lock in all those delicious juices that will escape otherwise.

Once you sear the meat, place it in the slow cooker and start chopping your veggies. For the veggies, I used new potatoes, peeled (you can leave the peeling on if you want), peeled and chopped carrots, sliced onions and diced celery.

Add all the chopped veggies right on top of the roast and then add in your other ingredients like beef broth and salt and pepper. You are going to cook your roast on low for 8 1/2 hours or on high for 6 hours.

At the very end add in your corn starch and water to thicken the broth. Your family will absolutely LOVE making this perfect slow cooker pot roast.

I love serving this with a loaf of my no-knead artisan bread

Yield: 3 lbs of roast

The Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast

The Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This perfect slow cooker pot roast screams fall dinner dish. You can have this on the table in no time flat.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes


  • You will need my homemade pot roast seasoning blend (or a packet of storebought)
  • 3-pound​ chuck roast
  • Olive Oil
  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chunked
  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 stalks of celery, chunked
  • 2 cups of beef broth
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch


  1. Coat all sides of the meat with olive oil. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of seasoning over the entire roast and rub in with your hands.
  2. Add a little oil to your pan and sear all sides of meat in a skillet, preferably a cast iron skillet.
  3. Transfer the roast to the slow cooker.
  4. Place your veggies on to of the roast and add your beef broth to the pot.
  5. Sprinkle on 2 tablespoons of the seasoning mix.
  6. Slow cook on low for 8 1/2 hours or on high for 6 hours.
  7. At the end of the cooking time, mix together 1/4 cup of water and cornstarch to create a slurry. Mix in with the veggies and broth and let it thicken. Serve with huge slices of the pot roast.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 583Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 490mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 49g

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Monday 4th of November 2019

I am wondering if I should buy a slow cooker. The recipe looks perfect. Your homemade seasoning is actually great and can be used even with soya and tofu :D


Monday 4th of November 2019

Your recipe and photographs make everything look so easy and super fast to get together. Thanks!


Saturday 2nd of November 2019

This recipe seems delicious, easy to make, and healthy. It's ideal for the cool weather. Will try soon.

Lindsay Brown

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

I love my slow cooker too! This recipe looks awesome for a pot roast I will definitely have to try it out!!

Kelly Martin

Saturday 2nd of November 2019

This slow cooker pot roast looks delicious! Perfect for this time of year.

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