Homemade Pot Roast made easy in the crockpot! This Crockpot Pot Roast is easy to prep and so delicious. Tender meat, potatoes, and carrots cook all day in the slow cooker until you’re ready for dinner. This is an easy recipe that is quick to prep in the morning and is great for weeknight dinners.
If you thought pot roast was only for the weekends or special occasions, you are going to love this recipe. Using your crock pot to make a delicious, tender roast is an easy way to prepare this classic comfort food dinner.
It’s so simple you can make it during the week – just prep the ingredients in the morning, leave them to cook in the crock pot, and dinner is ready when you get home. You will love the tender beef and vegetables flavored with Dijon and fresh herbs.
If you’ve never tried crock pot chuck roast, I am showing you how to cook a roast in a crock pot, so it’s tender and delicious. It’s the ultimate comfort food dinner!
Crockpot Pot Roast Ingredients
- Halved Yukon gold potatoes
- Whole beef chuck roast
- Beef broth
- Minced garlic
- Mustard (I like Dijon or brown mustard)
- Minced fresh rosemary
- Minced fresh thyme
- Baby carrots
- Chopped onion
- Salt and pepper
What Size Chuck Roast is Best?
A two and a half to four-pound pot roast will work great for this recipe. The most important thing is that it should fit in your crock pot with the lid on! Also, keep in mind that the bigger the pot roast, the longer it will take to cook.
How to Make Pot Roast in a Crockpot
Prep: Combine the mustard, thyme, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Spread the mixture on top of the roast in an even layer.
Assemble: Place the potatoes and carrots in the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker. Place the roast on top and sprinkle the chopped onions over the top. Pour the broth over the top of the roast.
Cook: Secure the lid and cook the pot roast on low for seven to eight hours or until the meat and vegetables are tender.
How do you know when pot roast is done?
How long to cook a roast in the crockpot will depend on the size, so you will want to check it before taking it out of the slow cooker.
The easiest way to tell when it’s done is to test it with a fork. You should be able to stick a fork in it and pull the meat away without resistance. If this is hard to do, this means the beef is still tough, and your pot roast needs more time.
How long do the leftovers keep?
Leftover pot roast will keep well for up to five days in the refrigerator. You can reheat it with the vegetables or shred the meat to make delicious pot roast sandwiches!
The best thing about this pot roast crock pot recipe is that once it’s in the slow cooker, you can just leave it alone. It’s so easy, and there’s nothing better than coming home to the scent of pot roast simmering. It’s a hearty and comforting dinner!
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Crockpot Pot Roast Recipe
- 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes halved
- 1 Boneless beef chuck roast 2-1/2 to 4 pounds
- 1-1/2 cups beef broth
- 2 fresh garlic cloves minced
- ¼ cup mustard Dijon or brown mustard
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme minced
- 1 cup baby carrots
- ½ cup onion chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a small bowl mix the mustard, thyme, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper. Spread the mustard mixture on top of the roast in an even layer.
- In a 6 quart slow cooker, place potatoes and carrots mixed on the bottom. Place the roast on top of them. Then add onions on top of the roast and pour the broth over the roast.
- Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours making sure meat, potatoes and carrots are tender.
Homemade Pot Roast made easy in the crockpot! This Crockpot Pot Roast is easy to prep and so delicious. Tender meat, potatoes, and carrots cook all day in the slow cooker until you’re ready for dinner.
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