Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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One of my go-to, never fail recipes is a Slow Cooker Pot Roast. It is warm, comfort food that is so easy to make. Just put the roast and vegetables in the crock pot in the morning and by dinner time it is ready to eat. The delicious potatoes and carrots have cooked in the beef broth all day and the pot roast is so tender that it falls apart!

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Start by sprinkling half of a packet of dry, zesty Italian dressing (I used Good Seasons Zesty Italian) on the roast. Use your fingers to gently rub it in. Flip the roast over and do the same.

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Scrub a couple of potatoes and cut them into cubes. I used Yukon gold potatoes.

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Put 1/2 cup of beef broth in a slow cooker (I used my 6 quart Crock Pot), add the roast and surround it with the potatoes and carrots. Sprinkle everything with an additional packet of dry, zesty Italian dressing.

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Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. Your house will smell amazing! Garnish with parsley.

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If you like gravy with your pot roast, you can use the juices in the slow cooker to make gravy. I had 1 1/2 cups of beef drippings/juices. (If you don’t have enough beef drippings, you can add beef bullion broth until you get to 1 1/2 cups.) Pour the beef drippings/liquid into a saucepan. In a small bowl, mix together cold water and cornstarch until smooth. Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan. Bring the gravy to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly and boil for about 1 minute, until thickened.

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The pot roast is so tender, it just falls apart! You can slice it or use forks to gently shred it. Drizzle the pot roast and vegetables with gravy and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2½ - 3 pound beef top round roast
  • 3 cups cubed potatoes (I used 2 large Yukon gold potatoes)
  • ¼ cup beef broth
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 2 packets dry, zesty Italian dressing (I used Good Seasonings)
  • Parsley
Pot Roast Gravy:
  • 1½ cups beef drippings/liquid/broth
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle half of a packet of dry, zesty Italian dressing (I used Good Seasons Zesty Italian) on the roast and gently rub it in. Flip the roast over and do the same.
  2. Put ½ cup of beef broth in a slow cooker (I used my 6 quart Crock Pot), add the roast and surround it with the potatoes and carrots.
  3. Sprinkle everything with an additional packet of dry, zesty Italian dressing.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  5. Garnish with parsley.
Pot Roast Gravy:
  1. Pour the beef drippings/liquid into a saucepan.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cold water and cornstarch until smooth.
  3. Whisk the cornstarch mixture into the saucepan.
  4. Bring the gravy to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly and boil for about 1 minute, until thickened.

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Comments

  1. Jay says

    This is a very good recipe. did a 4lb top round roast for 8 hrs. Added couple more potatoes, 1 lg. onion, and 1/2 can of coke. Was delish. Will do this again.

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