Slow Cooker Classic Pot Roast

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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.

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Slow Cooker Classic Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Classic Pot Roast

Recommend 6 quart slow cooker.

Yields: 8 Servings | Serving Size: 1 Cup | Calories: 402 | Total Fat: 26 gm (This will vary based on the meat you choose) | Saturated Fats: 10 gm | Trans Fats: 0 gm | Cholesterol: 94 mg | Sodium: 239 mg | Carbohydrates: 13 gm | Dietary Fiber: 2 gm | Sugars: 1 gm | Protein: 29 gm | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12 |


  • 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced (optional, 2 cups baby carrots)
  • 2 medium red potatoes, sliced into wedges (optional, 8 small red potatoes)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 (3 pound) boneless chuck roast or tenderloin for an extra lean cut
  • 3 cloves garlic, 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)


  1. 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.
  2. For a thicker gravy, combine cornstarch and water, pour into slow cooker the last 15 minutes of cooking time, for a thicker sauce.

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10 Comments on "Slow Cooker Classic Pot Roast"

  1. Marlene Larson  June 13, 2012

    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.

    • Skinny Ms.  June 13, 2012

      Marlene, GREAT! If hubby likes..must be good. 🙂

  2. Lisa Delaney  December 8, 2012

    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!!

  3. Leah Miller  February 17, 2013

    Mmmm saving this one for a future dinner…NEAR future.

  4. Patty  September 10, 2013

    Did you brown the roast first and add it before the veggies?

    • Skinny Ms.  September 11, 2013

      Patty, No, but you certainly can. I’ve done it both ways but didn’t for this recipe in order to save time.

  5. Vickie Monk  October 29, 2014

    Are some potatoes and carrots included in the Weight Watchers points or is it just the roast?

    • SkinnyMs  October 29, 2014

      Vickie, The points include the carrots and potatoes.

  6. Corey  June 2, 2018

    I’ve made this multiple times and love it! Is it freezable?

    • Gale Compton  June 5, 2018

      Corey, It’s freezable after it’s cooked and cooled down. 🙂


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