Slow Cooker Pot Roast

If you’re like me, the start of this cool weather means its time to bring out the crockpot and start crafting some delicious fall dinners! I love using the crockpot to make different soups, my mother’s infamous turkey stew, chili, etc. but today I’m going to share a roast beef recipe with you all. I know sometimes roast beef can get a little expensive, but you DO NOT need to purchase that one. Find a nice looking roast at a price you’re comfortable paying because in the end, its all going to be delicious. I found a roast from the grocery store near my house for $12.00 and it turned out perfectly.


The nice thing about a pot roast is you can pretty much add whatever you would like. For mine I added potatoes and carrots but you can also throw in some celery, sweet potatoes, turnip, etc. Ok, let’s get down to business.



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed, divided
  • 2 pound boneless chuck roast
  • 1 yellow onion, halved and sliced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Desired amount of baby potatoes
  • Desired amount of cut carrots



  • Coat the inside of a slow cooker with 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Add 1 tbsp. olive oil to skillet and heat over medium-high heat
  • Cook roast in hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes per side
  • Cook and stir onion in the hot oil during last 5 minutes of browning
  • Transfer roast to slow cooker, leaving onions in skillet
  • Pour water over onion; crumble bouillon cube into water. Add garlic to onion mixture; cook and sit until onion is tender, about 5 minutes
  • Pour mixture over roast
  • Cook on high until meat is cooked and tender, about 4 hours


I served mine with a side of butternut squash and a garden salad. Also it’s not required to make gravy to go with the meal because the mixture created a thick gravy-like sauce that I poured over the meat and it was delicious.


Comment any personal touches that you added to your recipe!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. I love crockpots, can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Debby Oduniyi says:

    great post! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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