Pot Roast: A Flavorful Twist on a Classic Dish

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Pot Roast – the ultimate comfort food that combines fall-apart beef, tender flavor-infused vegetables, and perfectly cooked potatoes smothered in a rich gravy. It’s a dish that is guaranteed to make your mouth water, and the best part is that it’s incredibly easy to make. Whether you prefer using a slow cooker, instant pot, oven, or crockpot, this pot roast recipe will surely satisfy your cravings.

Elevating the Classic Pot Roast

Let’s face it, traditional pot roasts can sometimes fall flat. While the beef and vegetables are usually fine, the cooking liquid often lacks thickness, resulting in a watery broth that fails to coat the ingredients. At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we believe in taking classics to the next level. That’s why we’ve developed a pot roast recipe that incorporates a touch of flour to thicken the sauce, transforming it into a luscious gravy that clings to every bite. Trust us, once you try this upgraded version, you’ll never go back to ordinary pot roasts!

Close-up of Fall-Apart Beef

How to Make the Perfect Pot Roast

Here’s a step-by-step guide to crafting a pot roast that will impress your friends and family:

  1. Start by seasoning the beef generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Sear the beef aggressively to develop deep flavors in both the broth and the meat.
  3. Sauté onions and garlic, then deglaze the skillet or pot with red wine (or water or broth) to capture every bit of deliciousness.
  4. Transfer everything to your preferred cooking vessel, whether it’s a slow cooker, instant pot, pressure cooker, or casserole pot for the oven.
  5. Sprinkle dried rosemary and thyme over the ingredients and let it cook slowly for 8 hours on low in a slow cooker, 55 minutes on high in an instant pot, or 4 hours at 300°F/150°C in the oven.
  6. Add the potatoes halfway through the cooking process, and by the time they’re done, the beef will be incredibly tender and ready to melt in your mouth.
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And there you have it, a hearty pot roast that is as visually stunning as it is delightful on the taste buds.

How to Make a Great Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast Ready to be Served

It’s Essentially a Slow Cooked Roast Beef!

The key difference in our pot roast recipe lies in the way we thicken the braising liquid, resulting in a deeply flavored gravy instead of a watery broth. This means you get the best of both worlds—a tender, slow-cooked roast beef paired with a rich, savory gravy, all in one pot. It’s the complete package!

Close-up of Beef Pot Roast in a Bowl

Endless Possibilities

Because the beef needs to be submerged in liquid while it slow cooks, you’ll find yourself with an abundance of flavorful gravy at the end. And that’s a fantastic “problem” to have! Not only can you use the leftover gravy to enhance your meal, but you can also get creative. Pour it over potatoes, toss it through pasta, or use it as a sauce for tomorrow night’s dinner. The possibilities are endless!

Keep in mind that no pot roast experience is complete without a piece of bread to mop up every last drop. Try pairing it with our No Knead Dinner Rolls, a quick No Yeast Irish Bread, or these irresistibly delicious Cheese Muffins.

Join the Pot Roast Club

At Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, we take pride in turning classic dishes into extraordinary culinary experiences. Our pot roast recipe will leave you craving more, with its perfectly tender beef, flavorful vegetables, and mouthwatering gravy. So why wait? Try our pot roast recipe today and join the club of pot roast enthusiasts who have discovered the secret to a truly remarkable dish.

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Note: My slow cooker looks like a pressure cooker because it’s a multi-function slow cooker, but it’s not an Instant Pot! This pot roast recipe was originally published in January 2018 and has been updated to ensure clarity. However, the recipe remains unchanged—because why mess with perfection?