Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

This is the time of the year when we are all looking for you can refer to as “Comfort Foods” This pot roast is definitely one of those nice, comforting and bearing a great aroma foods. To make the preparation totally painless – it is made in the slow cooker. And that mens that it pretty much cooks itself. Try it – I made it last night and it was great. And since we love mushrooms, I added them to the pot as well, but you could pretty much add any other vegetable as well. Enjoy!


  • 4 medium potatoes, cut into chunks                                      
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into chunks (or use peeled baby carrots)
  • 2 medium onions, cut into chunks                                           
  • 3 lbs. of boneless beef chuck roast (or other)                                    
  • ½ cup of boiling water                                                                                   
  • 1 teaspoon of beef bouillon powder                                                                      
  • ½ teaspoon of liquid gravy browner


  1. Lay potato, carrot and onion in bottom of 5 quart (5 L) slow cooker.
  2. Place roast on top.
  3. Combine remaining 3 ingredients in small bowl.
  4. Stir.
  5. Pour over top.
  6. Cover.
  7. Cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours or on High for 5 or 6 hours.
  8. Serves 8 to 10.

Hope you have enjoyed this recipe  – please send in your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!

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Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"