Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Learn how to make a delicious and tender pot roast using your slow cooker. This recipe is perfect for busy days when you want a comforting meal with minimal effort.


  • 3-4 pound chuck roast
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (optional, for thickening)


  1. Season the chuck roast generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the roast on all sides until browned, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  3. Transfer the seared roast to the slow cooker.
  4. In the same skillet, add chopped onion, carrots, celery, and minced garlic. Cook for 3-4 minutes until slightly softened.
  5. Deglaze the skillet with red wine (if using), scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  6. Transfer the cooked vegetables to the slow cooker, arranging them around the roast.
  7. In a mixing bowl, whisk together beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, dried thyme, and dried rosemary.
  8. Pour the mixture over the roast and vegetables in the slow cooker.
  9. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours, or until the meat is tender and easily pulls apart with a fork.
  10. Once the roast is cooked, you can thicken the sauce if desired. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of flour with 1/4 cup of cold water until smooth. Stir the mixture into the slow cooker and cook on high for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  11. Serve the pot roast with the vegetables and sauce spooned over the top. Enjoy!

This slow cooker pot roast recipe is sure to become a family favorite!

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