Perfect and Easy Pot Roast

Perfect and Easy Pot Roast
Perfect and Easy Pot Roast

Let the slow cooker do the work

Perfect AND easy? That’s a bold statement, but this slow-cooker recipe uses a few ingredients and spices to turn the flavor up to 11!

In addition to a few flavor-boosting spices and ingredients, this is a money saver, using lower quality chuck roast. All-day cooking produces tender, juicy meat and the vegetables become a lush, flavorful sauce.

A few basics is all that’s necessary to conquer this uber-simple meat and veggie treat:

  • Use a cheap chuck roast cut with lots of marbled fat (that’s right, no prime filet mignon or beef tenderloin here, cheap but good is BEST!)
  • Sear the beef roast good and brown on both sides for some crazy-good flavor PLUS the brown bits on the bottom of the pan that result from the searing.
  • Slow cook these bad boy pieces of meat to tenderize them for that perfect fall-off-your-fork tenderness that drives you crazy! Like the perfect Italian Bolognese sauce, this takes time with little effort, just sit back and wait while time does it’s magic on the beef.

You really can’t go wrong!

Perfect and Easy Pot Roast


  • 3 lb. chuck roast (use a cut with lots of white marbling fat throughout)
  • ½ stick of butter (add more if necessary during searing of the beef)
  • 1 tsp. each Nature's Seasons and Mrs. Dash (original flavor, salt-free)
  • 6 - 8 medium-size potatoes, peeled and cut into 2" cubes OR 2 lbs. of small potatoes, left whole
  • 10 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1" - 2" pieces
  • 8 stalks celery, sliced into 1" - 2" pieces
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into ½" pieces
  • 2 jars button (crimini) mushrooms, fresh is also fine
  • ¼ cup minced fresh garlic
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 24 oz. tomato puree
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. "Better Than Bouillon", beef flavor
  • 1 tsp. "Kitchen Bouquet" (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. each minced fresh thyme and rosemary


  • Melt butter in a large heavy pot on medium-high heat.
  • Place chuck roast in pot and season on all sides.
  • Sear on each side for about 5 minutes on each side, until a nice dark char (but not burned) surface forms.
  • Transfer roast to slow cooker. If roasting in the oven instead, use the same pot.
  • Layer the vegetables all around the roast. Add all remaining ingredients,
  • Cover and cook in a slow cooker on low heat for 8 - 9 hours OR roast in the oven at 275 F degrees for 3 hours minimum.
  • Plate the roast and vegetables.
  • Garnish with sprigs of fresh thyme and/or rosemary.

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