Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Sometimes you are craving a hearty good old fashioned meal. Yum! Here is a super simple slow cooker pot roast recipe. It’s tough to find comfort food that makes you happy and is healthy!

I never really used a slow cooker this much before. It wasn’t something I grew up with. But it is starting to become a Sunday favorite for when I don’t have hours to construct a meal. This Sunday was a big house project day. We did a final mow for the lawn and spent a few hours sanding down our long banister to get ready for a new stain. Oh man, sanding is hard work because there so many little nooks and corners in the banister and it is slow, tedious and hard work!! So I am definitely ready to refuel with a delicious dinner and relax with a Tom Cruise flick!

Ingredients:

  • 2-4 pound roast- You can use a chuck roast or rump roast. It’s ok to use a lower grade of cut for this one because the long cook time will tenderize the meat.
  • 3 Gold Yukon Potatoes- Quartered
  • 1 small bag of baby carrots or 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 bunch of Celery- Chopped into large pieces
  • 1 clove of Garlic- chopped or minced
  • 1 large Onion- chopped
  • Onion Salt, Pepper and Granulated Garlic
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Dried Parsley.
  • 1 Tbsp Rosemary
  • 1 liter Beef broth. Or I used hot water with 2 beef bouillon cubes.

Gravy:

  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 tsp Corn Starch
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 Cup broth from the finished slow cooker.

Place half the vegetables on the bottom of the slow cooker. Rub the roast with the salt, pepper, granulated garlic and parsley. Place the meat on top of the vegetables. Place the rest of the vegetables in. Pour in the liquid. Cover.

 

Pot roast

Cook for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

In a small saucepan melt the butter with the garlic. Add the flour and corn starch, whisk until it forms a paste, this is called a roux. Now whisk in the liquid and basil. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 2-3 minutes whisking occasionally. It should be pretty thick now, you can more liquid if you want to thin it out a bit. Now you have yummy gravy!!

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