Slow Cooker Classic Pot Roast

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This pot roast will make your house smell amazing!

After soaking all day in juices and seasonings, and paired with carrots, potatoes, and onions, the mouth-watering aroma from this favorite dish will entice you to the dinner table before you’ve even closed the front door behind you! Make a little extra and enjoy our Classic Pot Roast the next day.

Slow Cookers are the best, aren’t they?! We think so. That’s why we have plenty of slow cooker recipes for you to enjoy. Momma’s Roadhouse ChiliHerb Chicken and VegetablesTurkey Stroganoff

We recommend a 6 quart slow cooker.

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Slow Cooker Classic Pot Roast

The classic pot roast is a hearty meal the whole family can enjoy any time of the year!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 3 carrots large, peeled and sliced or 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 red potatoes medium, sliced into wedges or 8 small red potatoes
  • 1 onion medium, sliced thin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 pounds boneless chuck roast or tenderloin for an extra lean cut
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups beef broth fat-free low sodium
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or tapioca starch, optional
  • 2 tablespoons water optional


  • Add carrots, potatoes, onion, bay leaves, roast, garlic, vinegar and broth to slow cooker, in that order. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or until internal temperature of roast has reached 145 degrees and vegetables are tender. If using a Set 'n Forget slow cooker, set the internal temperature of the roast to reach 145 degrees.
  • For a thicker gravy, combine cornstarch and water, pour into slow cooker the last 15 minutes of cooking time, for a thicker sauce.


Total fat will vary based on the meat you choose.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 239mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12
Keywords Low-Carb, Slow Cooker

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  1. This is one of my husband's favorite meals.  It is so easy to make and saves you a lot of time at dinner time.

  2. I have a very long work day and being able to slow cook a traditional meal like this gives my husband and I a chance to have a real family dinnertime. Looking forward to cooking it for the grandkids in the future!!

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