Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Enjoy the best pot roast at home by setting your crock on low heat all day! Simple slow cooker recipe yields tender, flavorful beef.


– 1 3 to 4-pound boneless beef chuck roast – 2 Tbsp avocado oil – Sea salt and pepper – 1.5 lbs baby potatoe – 3 large carrots chopped – 1 large yellow onion chopped – 5 large cloves garlic minced – 32 ounces beef broth or beef stock – 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar – 2 Tbsp gluten-free all-purpose flour or regular all-purpose flour optional – 2 sprigs rosemary – 2 sprigs oregano


Remove the beef roast to a large plate or cutting board. Round roast netting can be removed or left. Either way works. Season both sides of meat with sea salt and black pepper.

Step 1

Over medium-high heat, add avocado oil or other high-temperature cooking oil to a large skillet. The skillet should sizzle for a few minutes.

Step 2

Sear the seasoned roast for 6 minutes in a hot skillet. Flip and sear the other side until golden brown, 3–6 minutes. Prepare the rest while the beef browns in the skillet.

Step 3

Add chopped onion, potatoes, carrots, and garlic to the crock pot. The slow cooker's beef broth, balsamic vinegar, and fresh herbs need salt and stirring.

Step 4

 For thick gravy, mix 2–3 tablespoons of gluten-free or all-purpose flour with beef broth in a small bowl or measuring cup before adding it to the crock pot. This thickens the gravy after roasting.

Step 5

Slow-cook seared beef roast. Do not worry if the vegetables must be moved to submerge the roast.

Step 6

Cover the slow cooker and cook for 5–6 hours on high or 8–10 on low. I recommend 10 hours low heat. Roast size determines cooking time. Make it fork-tender. Larger roasts take longer, so adjust.

Step 7

Cut the large roast into smaller pieces and serve dinner with cooked potatoes, carrots, and onions. Pour juices over everything before serving.

Step 8

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