Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe
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One of the very first recipes I learned to make early in my marriage was a simple slow cooker pot roast. Even to this day, it’s my hubby’s favorite and he still gets really impressed (shhh – don’t tell him it’s so easy to make)! This is how my mom makes pot roast; and on a chilly day, it’s so comforting!
Hip Tip – If you’re thinking of making your own onion soup mix, here is a recipe to do just that!
Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast
yield: 4 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 8 HOURS
total time: 8 HOURS 10 MINUTES
Make this easy slow cooker pot roast for an effortless weeknight dinner! Adapted from the back of the Lipton Onion Soup box
- 2-3 pound pot roast
- 1 packet of onion soup mix
- 1 can stewed tomatoes
- 2 carrots peeled and chopped
- 6 small potatoes chopped ( I like red and yellow potatoes)
- 1/2 cup water
Brown the outside of the roast with a little oil in a pan on the stove for about 5 minutes.
Mix the tomatoes, water, and onion soup mix and pour over roast, carrots, and potatoes.
Cook on low for about 8-10 hours until tender.
How awesome is it to throw in all the ingredients in the morning and then come home to a wonderful smelling hot meal!? I love that! I hope you love this meal too 😋
Does Lina have a blog? I have been loving all her guest posts!! If crock pot meals are really that easy I guess I need to think of new excuses why we are having frozen pizza again lol 😉
So glad to hear that you are loving the posts… Lina is so creative AND a great cook – what more could you ask for?! 🙂 We are hoping that Lina continues to post regularly on Hip2Save, so stay tuned for lots more awesome posts.
Thanks so much, Lina!
Thanks Elizabeth for the compliment! Enjoy 🙂 Lina
Add cream of mushroom and you’ve got a nice gravy.
I may try that! I put a roast in the slow cooker this morning:)
I don’t use the tomatoes but I do use a can of cream of mushroom and I use the Beefy onion (vs. the onion). It definitely makes a nice gravy without having to mix with flour or corn starch!
When do you put the COM Soup in? At the beginning or closer to the end of cooking.
Buy the pre-bagged little baby potatoes and the mini bagged carrots and its even less work. Yay!
It looks so good I can almost taste it! Thanks for the recipe Lina and Collin!
You are welcome, Ger! Enjoy! 😀
Thanks for sharing…I’ve been looking for a way to make a roast in the old crock and this one looks like a winner!!!
Yay me! I’m putting together my meal plan for next week. This looks like a go. Tuesday is going to be nice and chilly here. Thanks for sharing this.
Oh and this is a post for Pinterest 🙂
What kind of roast is best? We always buy chuck roast but it’s been soooo expensive lately…any other suggestions?
This was a chuck, I know it’s a bummer about beef prices lately! 🙁
mmmmm pot roast. I just pinned it!!
I wish my roasts looked this good. Thanks for the recipe I’ll be using this in the near future.
You lost me at having to brown the roast…If I have to pre-cook a slow cooker item in the morning, it is too complicated for me. There are gret receipes out there that don’t require that extra step (and extra dishes, clean up, etc). Just Google it.
Hi Angie you don’t have to brown if you don’t want to. Just an extra step that I feel is worth it, but just skip if you’d like 🙂 Thanks, Lina
I’m the same way, I like my slow-cooker recipes to be one step. BUT… it really makes a difference when you brown the roast first. That sear brings a flavor that no amount of slow cooking can add.
This sounds great! I found a recipe on Pinterest that we love for sliced need sandwiches. Place meat in crock pot. Put one stick of butter, one package aus jus mix, one package hidden valley mix and 6 pepperchinis. Cook on low for 8 hours. I like to let the juice chill am separate the fat off. Slice meet and serve warm with the juice on hoagie rolls. I have some in the crock pot now!
my grandma used this recipe forever and then I started trying it and I will never go back to making pot roast without Lipton Onion Soup again.
The crock pot is my best friend! Do you have anymore easy recipes???
Lina- Do you drain the canned tomatoes or just pour the entire can in? Thanks for sharing this- I’ll definitely be testing it out!
I pour it in 🙂 Makes great broth! Enjoy
Trying this right now. I wasn’t sure if I put the potatoes and carrots on the bottom, or the pot roast on the bottom and then the veggies on top?
I put the meat in then the rest on top! Thanks 🙂
I have made this recipe before to a T and find that it is just too bland. Any suggestions??
Maria, try adding some beef bouillon cubes and take pieces of garlic and poke them in holes all over the roast….it gives the meat a great flavor.
We used the same recipe as above but I could only find italian stewed tomatoes with garlic & italian herbs and ours tasted wonderful.
I have made this for my family on two occasions. Keep the easy, healthy slowcooker meals coming….we love them!
Lina! I’m so excited I’m trying this dish tomorrow. Thank you~ I already eat your 5 easy crock pot meals. So good!!
I made the roast and it was so good. Hands down best roast I have ever made. 🙂
Thanks for all the great recipes!!
My favorite crock pot recipe right now; I’ve made it for a couple of years now. I love how easy it is to put together. I have one of those crock pots that you can brown right in the pan so its an easy step for me. So delicious with golden potatoes, they cook up easily.
is it possible to cook on high for 4 hours instead of the 8 hours on low?
Looks like this recipe has been online for decade.
Well, it was worth the wait. FANTASTIC!
Our roast was twice the size so we doubled everything. Glad we have a huge slow cooker. We cooked it for 8 hours (5 on high and 3 on low). We likely had too much in the cooker so it took everything longer to get hot, but we anticipated this which was good.
Here are the changes we made for personal taste….
– broth instead of water
– an onion (cut into quarters) just because we like onions
– few dashes Magi and a packet of Oxo powder at the end for extra zing.
So happy to hear how well you enjoyed this recipe, Pete! Thanks for sharing your suggestions! 🤗❤️