A Slow-Cooked Delight: Crock Pot Roast Recipe

Are you ready to indulge in a mouthwatering homemade meal that is both effortless and bursting with flavor? Look no further than this sensational Crock Pot Roast recipe! With succulent meat, tender potatoes, and a luscious gravy, this dish will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

A Crock Pot Roast in a Crock with Potatoes, potatoes, and gravy.

The Perfect Cut of Meat

Choosing the right cut of meat is essential for a delicious pot roast. Here are the top three options, ranked in order of preference:

  • Chuck Roasts (the ultimate choice)
  • Rump Roasts (a great alternative)
  • Bottom Rounds (another excellent option)

How to Prepare the Crock Pot Roast

For detailed ingredient quantities and instructions, refer to the recipe card below. Here’s a summary of the cooking process:

  1. Pat the roast dry and generously season it before searing it in a skillet.
  2. Combine the gravy ingredients and add them to your Crock Pot, along with the roast, potatoes, and carrots.
  3. Cook on low heat for 8-10 hours or on high for 5-6 hours.
  4. Remove the roast and vegetables, tent them with foil, and bring the gravy to a boil.
  5. Thicken the gravy by adding a cornstarch and water mixture, then reduce the heat and swirl in cold butter for a velvety finish.

A pot roast before and after having seasoning added to it.
A pot roast coated with flour next to a seared roast in the crock pot.
Crock Pot Roast in a slow cooker before and after cooking.

Elevating the Gravy

The key to a flavorful gravy lies in the ingredients you use. Here are some additions that will take your brown gravy to the next level:

  • Beef and Chicken Broth: Combine both broths for a depth of flavor.
  • Soy Sauce: Enhances the overall taste without being detectable.
  • Worcestershire Sauce: A fantastic alternative to soy sauce.
  • Kitchen Bouquet Browning and Seasoning Sauce: Adds a richer brown color.
  • Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, and extra bouillon: Boosts the savory notes.
  • Optional additions: Thyme, Rosemary, and Sage.
  • Cold Butter: Swirl in some cold butter for a smooth and velvety finish.
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A saucepan filled with brown pot roast gravy with a ladle spooning it out.

Make-Ahead Method

If you want to get a head start on your Crock Pot Roast, here’s a make-ahead method:

  1. Combine all the gravy ingredients in advance.
  2. Prepare the carrots and wash/dry the potatoes, leaving the potatoes uncut until you’re ready to cook.
  3. Just before cooking, sear the meat or simply place the unseared meat in the Crock Pot with the gravy and carrots.
  4. Refrigerate the pot for up to 24 hours.
  5. Cook as outlined, but remember to add an extra 30 minutes to the cooking time since you’re starting from a cold state.

Pro Tips for Perfection

To truly elevate your Crock Pot Roast, consider these expert tips:

  • Enhance the flavors by adding celery, sliced yellow onions, smashed garlic, and fresh rosemary or thyme.
  • Sear the roast for a beautiful color, texture, and flavor. It’s worth the extra effort!
  • Resist the temptation to open the Crock Pot during cooking. Each time you lift the lid, you lose heat and extend the cooking time.
  • For more incredible recipes, check out “The Cozy Cookbook” on page 89!

Storage Suggestions

If you have any leftovers (though it’s hard to resist finishing it all in one sitting), here’s how to store them:

  • Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months and savor the flavors at a later date.

A white plate with Crock Pot Roast with gravy on top with potatoes and carrots.

Tools for Success

To make this recipe even more enjoyable, consider using the following kitchen tools:

  • Stovetop Safe Crock Pot
  • Rubbermaid Containers with lids (perfect for combining cornstarch and cold water)
  • Instant Read Meat Thermometer (ensure the roast reaches an internal temperature of 145°F)
  • Fat Separator (removes excess fat from the gravy)
  • Gravy Boat (keeps your gravy warm with a built-in candle)
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A white plate with tender Crock Pot Roast with gravy and carrots and potatoes in the background.

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