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Learn how to make a simply delicious and nutritious Crockpot Pot Roast by implementing a few techniques with minimal effort for a busy household.

The Perfect Meal That Requires Minimal Time

As much as many of us love to spend time in the kitchen preparing home-cooked meals for our families, sometimes life has other plans and our time is limited.

Fortunately, there are ways to still prepare nutrient-dense meals without having to spend hours tethered to the kitchen.

Enter the Pot Roast, a classic comfort dish that transcends generations. While the traditional oven-roasted Pot Roast has its place, the slow cooker, or crockpot, brings a new level of ease and convenience to the table.

When I’ve Relied On Crockpot Pot Roast 

Each time I came home with a newborn my primary focus became consumed with getting to know my new baby and adjusting my family growing by one more. I found it difficult to carve out time to make meals. It is during those times that I rely on my crockpot. 

Gather Around The Dinner Table

There’s something sensational about the aroma that wafts through your home as a Pot Roast slowly simmers away, tenderizing the meat and infusing the air with savory goodness.

It’s a scent that evokes memories of family gatherings, cozy Sunday dinners, and the simple joy of sharing a nourishing meal.

It’s not just about sustenance; it’s about creating moments of comfort and connection around the dinner table. There is nothing better!

You Can Do This

So, whether you’re a seasoned cook or a kitchen novice, join us as we unlock the secrets to a succulent and flavorful Crockpot Pot Roast that will not only nourish your body but also warm your soul.

Equipment

  • Cutting Board
  • Peeler
  • Knief
  • Tongs
  • Whisk 
  • Cast Iron Skillet or Frying Pan
  • Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb Chuck Roast
  • I large Sweet Onion, chopped 
  • 5 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 large Sweet Potatoes, large cubes
  • 2 large Russet Potatoes, large cubes
  • 4 large Carrots, cut into thick sticks  
  • 4 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
  • 4 Cups Filtered Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Better Than Bouillon Beef

Meat Seasoning

  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika 
  • 2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Rosemary, Dried or Fresh
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Thyme, Dried or Fresh
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley, Dried or Fresh
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour 

Quick Skillet Gravy 

  • 1 Stick Butter (8 Tablespoons)
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire
  • Ladle liquid from the crockpot (after Pot Roast is complete)

Here Is My Crockpot Pot Roast 

Veggie Prep

Rinse and peel your sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, and carrots. Cut all potatoes into large cubes.

Cut your carrots in half or thirds depending on their size, then cut each section into half, and lastly each half into half again or thirds. You want to cut decent-sized carrot sticks, not too thin, so they don’t become too soft while cooking. 

Roast Prep

Pat your chuck roast with a paper towel on both sides until completely dry. Mix all the above meat ingredients to make a dry rub. And start to apply to both sides and edges of the chuck roast.

Heat your skillet to medium heat and add the avocado oil. Once the pan is hot, carefully place your coated chuck roast into the skillet to sear each side for roughly 3 minutes.

Searing off the chuck roast to seal in moisture and creating a delicious crust to flavor and thicken your gravy is a quick simple step that elevates this meal. 

How To Arrange In The Crockpot

With the tongs, transfer the crusted Pot Roast into the crockpot. Place all the potatoes, garlic, and onions around the meat. Any leftover space along the sides and across the top of the Pot Roast is where to place the carrots. 

Lastly, mix the Better Than Bouillon Beef with 4 cups of filtered water and pour into the crockpot. The meat should be fully submerged.

Set that skillet aside because we will use the same skillet to make a quick gravy. Don’t wash all the crusty goodness out because it will deepen the flavor!

Set And Continue With Your Day

Secure the lid and set your Crockpot on high for 5 hours. 

Prep To Serve

Once the time is complete, spoon out the Pot Roast along with the vegetables onto a large casserole dish. Not a flat plate due to the gravy! 

The Best Gravy And Oh So Simple!

Next, heat that crusty skillet on medium heat. Once hot place that stick of butter in and start moving it around with the whisk to loosen the crusty bits off the pan.

Once melted add 3 tablespoons of flour and whisk for 2-3 minutes to make a roux. This is the base for your gravy and will give it its structure, and also make it velvety smooth.

Now transfer carefully the liquid from the crockpot into your skillet. Ladle it in while whisking to combine. After just a few moments your gravy will bubble and thicken.

You can add salt and pepper to taste, and even a light dusting of onion powder if desired. 

And Serve

Lastly, pour the gravy over your Pot Roast or use a gravy boat. The meat will be so tender that there is no slicing required, you’ll be able to use a spoon to serve. 

Storage

Store leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Crockpot Pot Roast is a great meal to make ahead for a weekly meal prep. Also, learn how to use your leftovers to create a second meal linked here

Crockpot Pot Roast

Crockpot Pot Roast

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 30 minutes

Learn how to make a simply delicious and nutritious Crockpot Pot Roast by implementing a few techniques with minimal effort for a busy household.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb Chuck Roast
  • I large Sweet Onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 large Sweet Potatoes, large cubes
  • 2 large Russet Potatoes, large cubes
  • 4 large Carrots, cut into thick sticks
  • 4 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
  • 4 Cups Filtered Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Better Than Bouillon Beef
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder, meat ingredient
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder, meat ingredient
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika, meat ingredient
  • 2 Teaspoon Salt, meat ingredient
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper, meat ingredient
  • 2 Teaspoons Rosemary, Dried or Fresh, meat ingredient
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Thyme, Dried or Fresh, meat ingredient
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley, Dried or Fresh, meat ingredient
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour, meat ingredient
  • 1 Stick Butter (8 Tablespoons), gravy ingredient
  • 3 Tablespoons flour, gravy ingredient
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire, gravy ingredient
  • Ladle liquid from the crockpot (after Pot Roast is complete), gravy ingredient

Instructions

Veggie Prep

Rinse and peel your sweet potatoes, russet potatoes, and carrots.

Cut all potatoes into large cubes.

Cut your carrots in half or thirds depending on their size, then cut each section into half, and lastly each half into half again or thirds.

Pot Roast Prep

Pat your chuck roast with a paper towel on both sides until completely dry.

Mix all the above meat ingredients to make a dry rub and apply to all sides

Heat your skillet to medium heat and add the avocado oil.

Once the pan is hot, carefully place your coated chuck roast into the skillet to sear each side for roughly 3 minutes.

With the tongs, transfer the crusted Pot Roast into the crockpot.

Set that skillet aside bc we will use the same skillet to make a quick gravy so don’t wash all the crusty goodness out.

Place all the potatoes, garlic, and onions around the meat. Any leftover space along the sides and across the top of the Pot Roast is where to place the carrots. 

Combine Better Than Bouillon Beef and 4 cups filtered water. Pour into the crockpot covering the meat.

Secure the lid and set your Crockpot on high for 5 hours. 

Serving Prep

Once the time is complete, spoon out the Pot Roast along with the vegetables onto a large casserole dish.

Gravy Prep

Next, heat that crusty skillet on medium heat.

Once hot place that stick of butter in and start moving it around with the whisk to loosen the crusty bits off the pan.

Once melted add 3 tablespoons of flour and whisk for 2-3 minutes to make a roux.

Now transfer carefully the liquid from the crockpot. Ladle it all in while whisking to combine. After just a few moments your gravy will bubble and thicken.

Add 1 teaspoon Worcestershire

You can add salt and pepper to taste, and even a light dusting of onion powder if desired. 

Lastly, pour the gravy over your Pot Roast or use a gravy boat.

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