Savory Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Course Main Course
Keyword slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Gravy 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes


Slow Cooker Ingredients:

  • 1 4-5 lbs of beef roast any cut will do (Go local!)
  • 2 tsp of garlic salt
  • 2 tsp of freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 small organic fingerling potatoes*
  • 6 large organic carrots chopped into 2" pieces
  • 1 large organic onion cut into 1/2" slices
  • 6 whole cloves garlic
  • 1 cup of organic beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 can organic tomato sauce**
  • 1 quart of organic crushed tomatoes**

Gravy Ingredients:

  • Pot roast juices and bits
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp beef bouillon granules


Slow Cooker:

  1. Rinse roast and pat dry. Rub it down with 1 tsp of garlic salt and 1 tsp of black pepper.
  2. Place roast into a hot skillet and sear each side for approximately 2 minutes. It will get a little smokey in the house.
  3. Place washed potatoes in the bottom of a 6 quart slow cooker and layer the following on top: roast, carrots, onions and garlic.
  4. Pour broth over slow cooker contents.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and remaining salt and pepper. Pour mixture over contents of the slow cooker and set to low for 8 hours.
  6. Remove roast and veggies from slow cooker and serve. If you are a gravy kind of person, see the following gravy recipe.


  1. Pour one cup of roast juices and bits into a medium bowl. Slowly whisk in flour and granules until throughly mixed.
  2. Pour remaining juices in medium sauce pot and bring to a gentle boil. Whisk in flour mixture.