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Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe


One of the very first meals 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!

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

(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.

*Tip- If you’re thinking of making your own onion soup mix, here is a recipe to do just that!

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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 ๐Ÿ˜€

[h2s_box]Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime![/h2s_box]

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Comments 33

  1. Elizabeth

    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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      So glad to hear that you are loving the postsโ€ฆ Lina is so creative AND a great cook โ€“ what more could you ask for?! ๐Ÿ™‚ We are hoping that Lina continues to post regularly on Hip2Save, so stay tuned for lots more awesome posts.

      Thanks so much, Lina!

    • Lina Darnell

      Thanks Elizabeth for the compliment! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Lina

  2. ND

    Add cream of mushroom and you’ve got a nice gravy.

    • Happymama

      I may try that! I put a roast in the slow cooker this morning:)

    • Lorissa

      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!

    • Chloรฉ Flink

      When do you put the COM Soup in? At the beginning or closer to the end of cooking.

  3. CW

    Buy the pre-bagged little baby potatoes and the mini bagged carrots and its even less work. Yay!

  4. Ger

    It looks so good I can almost taste it! Thanks for the recipe Lina and Collin!

  5. Lisa

    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!!!

  6. mom2trewife2vic

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. katie

    What kind of roast is best? We always buy chuck roast but it’s been soooo expensive lately…any other suggestions?

    • Lina Darnell

      This was a chuck, I know it’s a bummer about beef prices lately! ๐Ÿ™

  8. Kathleen

    mmmmm pot roast. I just pinned it!!

  9. T

    I wish my roasts looked this good. Thanks for the recipe I’ll be using this in the near future.

  10. Angie

    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.

    • Lina Darnell

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Lina

  11. Maureen

    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!

  12. Miranda

    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.

  13. Angie

    The crock pot is my best friend! Do you have anymore easy recipes???

  14. dealgirl

    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!

    • Lina Darnell

      I pour it in ๐Ÿ™‚ Makes great broth! Enjoy

  15. Nena

    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?

    • linadarnell

      I put the meat in then the rest on top! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Maria

    I have made this recipe before to a T and find that it is just too bland. Any suggestions??

    • Kim

      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.

    • Sara

      We used the same recipe as above but I could only find italian stewed tomatoes with garlic & italian herbs and ours tasted wonderful.

  17. Sara

    I have made this for my family on two occasions. Keep the easy, healthy slowcooker meals coming….we love them!

  18. Jill

    Lina! I’m so excited I’m trying this dish tomorrow. Thank you~ I already eat your 5 easy crock pot meals. So good!!

  19. Jill

    I made the roast and it was so good. Hands down best roast I have ever made. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Elizabeth

    Thanks for all the great recipes!!

    • Holly (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Youโ€™re welcome!

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