This slow cooker classic pot roast is so easy and every bite is flavorful. This set it and forget recipe only takes a few ingredients. Basically just throw it all in the slow cooker then 8 hours later dinner is served. Classic comfort food at its best, doesn’t get much easier then that right?
My favorite part is the carrots, to me they are just as much the star as the roast. I usually do mashed potatoes because that is what my family prefers. Although you could totally toss some potatoes into the slow cooker if would like.
But guys really this recipe is to die for. It comes out so moist and tender, and your house will smell delicious as it braises in the slow cooker…. Everybody will think you slaved in the kitchen all day, but no one needs to know how easy it was.
- 3-5 pound chuck roast
- 6 large carrots unpeeled cut in half
- 2 onions cut into large chunks
- 4 cups beef broth
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 sprigs rosemary
- 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoon flour
- Kosher salt
- Salt generously both sides of the roast with kosher salt and fresh black pepper
- Heat a large heavy bottom pot or cast iron skillet on medium high. Add 2 tablespoons of the oil and add the onions to the pot to brown them on both sides and then remove them to a plate. Then add the carrots until slightly browned about 2 minutes them remove them.
- Add the rest of the oil and place the roast in and sear for 2 minutes then flip and sear another 2 minutes. Remove roast and place into slow cooker. Add the onions, carrots and garlic to the slow cooker. Add the beef broth, and rosemary.
- Cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 6-8 hours
- Once roast is done, strain 2 cups liquid from slow cooker and set aside.
- In a skillet melt 3 tablespoons butter, whisk in flour and cook on low for 1 minute to get rid of the flour taste. Add 2 cups liquid and whisk together until combined. Bring to a low boil then reduce heat. Simmer liquid until it thickens.
- **note** If you like your carrots to be a little firmer then wait 2 hours before adding them to the slow cooker.