Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Annalise, Completely Delicious

Everyone needs a pot roast recipe for family dinners and special occasions and this one made in the slow cooker couldn’t be easier! Serve with gravy over mashed potatoes for a comforting and satisfying meal.
25 min Prep Time
5 hr Cook Time
  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 5 hr
  • Servings: 6 servings

Servings: 6 servings


  • 3-4 lb boneless beef chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 14 oz can (about 2 cups) beef broth
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 stems of fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary and sage
  • 1 tablespoon flour


Step 1

Generously season the roast with salt and pepper.

Step 2

In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium high heat. Add the seasoned roast and brown on 2 or more sides for several minutes on each side. Transfer roast to a 6-quart sized or larger slow cooker.

Step 3

Pour beef broth into the slow cooker and add the onions, carrots, garlic cloves, and herbs.

Step 4

Cover slow cooker with lid and cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 6-8 hours, or until roast shreds easily with a fork.

Step 5

Remove roast from slow cooker and cover to keep warm.

Step 6

Dump the broth and vegetables through a strainer, reserving the broth. Use a spoon to skim as much fat off the top of the broth as possible. Set aside vegetables to serve with roast.

Step 7

To make gravy, add the remaining tablespoon of butter to a skillet set over medium heat. Once melted, add the flour and whisk together. Add the broth to the skillet and whisk constantly until smooth. Bring to a boil and continue to whisk until thickened, about 2 minutes.
Serve over our Best Buttery Mashed Potatoes to complete the ultimate comfort meal!