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Slow Cooker Pot Roast | thegunnysack.com
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins
My go-to dinner recipe: hands-off Slow Cooker Pot Roast! Total comfort food that is so easy to make in a crock pot.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 361 kcal
Author: The Gunny Sack
  • 3-4 pounds beef roast top round or chuck
  • 2 packets zesty Italian dressing mix
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 cups cubed potatoes
  • 2 cup baby carrots
  • Parsley
Pot Roast Gravy:
  • 1 1/2 cups beef drippings/liquid/broth
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  1. Flip the roast over and sprinkle the other side with another packet of zesty Italian dressing mix.
  2. Pour one cup of beef broth into the slow cooker.
  3. Surround the roast with cubed potatoes and baby carrots.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 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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Recipe Notes

Remember slow cookers vary so your cooking time may vary. See blog post for additional tips and ideas.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 117mg39%
Sodium 474mg21%
Potassium 898mg26%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 4435IU89%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.