Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe for Simple Dinner

Slow cooker pot roast
Slow cooker pot roast

One of favorite recipes for dinner is slow cooker pot roast. In fact, everyone can make it without much hassle. The recipe needs meat and the rest of ingredients are based on what you want. Furthermore, add more seasonings to enhance the flavor. You don’t have to worry about cooking instructions. After everything is ready, put them into slow cooker and wait until the dish is ready to serve.


  • 2-3 pounds roast
  • 1-2 yellow onion, slice into large pieces
  • 2 pounds peeled potatoes, slice into chunks
  • 1-2 pounds peeled carrots, cut
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 2 cups broth from beef or stock
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • Fresh minced parsley

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Clean the roast then mix with pepper, garlic powder, salt, paprika, rosemary, and thyme. Rum slowly until all seasonings are mixed equally
  2. Heat oil in skillet and cook the roast until looks brown. Cook time is 3 minutes.
  3. In slow cooker, put onion, garlic, carrots, and potatoes. Pour the broth alongside browned roast.
  4. Cover for 8 hours in low mode or 6 5 hours at high mode. Do not forget to cover the slow cooker with its lid.
  5. The cooking is done then you can add minced parsley while serving.

Cooking with slow cooker has been done since long time ago after this appliance was ready for mass production. You can make almost anything mostly slow cooker recipe that involves simmering with extra liquid. That’s why you should try slow cooker pot roast.


From the list of ingredients above, the recipe requires more than simple seasonings. This is the key to make sure the flavor is good, not plain. You only need to put them in slow cooker then wait until everything is done. Therefore, seasonings and extra ingredients have to be rich of flavor.

At cooking instruction, slow cooker pot roast will cook the roast until brown before you put into slow cooker. This process might not be necessary if you like plain roast. Preliminary cooking helps to blend seasonings, and the meat becomes juicier. On the other side, this process is useful to help shortening cook time. You don’t need to wait longer in order to obtain juicy and tender roast. Preliminary baking is also capable to make roast a little bit tender. As you know, roast is replaceable by other meats, even chicken.

One critical issue is you need to wait until the cooking process is properly done. At mentioned above, five hours are minimal cook time in high heat level. You need at least 7 to 8 hours if trying to cook in low heat. That’s why you can prepare this recipe early before dinner. Usually, people cook at night and it is ready in the morning. As alternative, you cook in morning for today dinner. For serving, the roast is better in dry condition with a little drop liquid. That’s what slow cooker pot roast supposed to be.