Slow Cooker Pot Roast

These past couple weeks with the holidays and traveling I’ve absolutely loved the simple meals. Ya know, not a lot of prep work, full of flavor, not slaving over a hot and tiny stove. This meal doesn’t actually involve the stove at all and requires pretty much 5-10 minutes of prep work depending on how quick you are with a peeler & knife. And even after saying all of that, I’ve always enjoyed how full of flavor this dish is. I loved coming home to my moms slow cooker chugging away. Nowadays the slow cookers looks much fancier but I can still recall the comfy, homey feeling of the cream colored slow cooker with blue flowers and maybe even a goose or duck on the side.

How the time flies! And in saying that, a year has past and we’ve decided to move again. Every year now since we moved into Manhattan in 2006. This time though, we’re signing a 2yr lease so at least we’ll have a break in moves and (this is my favorite part) it has a full sized gorgeous kitchen!!! I’m so ecstatic to get back to a gas range, full oven, full fridge and dish washer I can barely keep still. I still have several weeks to go but I will be dreaming of my beautiful new kitchen every night!

Sorry for that little tangent, couldn’t help myself. If you’re looking for an incredibly simple yet extremely satisfying meal look no further. 🙂

Slow Cooker Pot Roast
by my Mom, Gina 


2 lb boneless chuck roast
3-4 russet potatoes, peeled & cut into eighths
4-5 carrots, cut into thirds
garlic powder
onion powder

for slurry: (optional)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water


Season the chuck roast well with salt & pepper on all sides. Place chuck roast in slow cooker, fill half way up roast with water. Add in cubed potatoes & carrots. Season with garlic powder, onion powder & parsley. Place lid on slow cooker & cook on low for at least 8 hours. (Turn it on before work, come home to a full cooked meal!)

When your 8-10 hrs have passed check your roast, it should basically fall apart. Taste & season according to your liking.

If you’d like to thicken the sauce, remove the meat potatoes & carrots for the slow cooker. Turn the slow cooker to high. Whisk your slurry ingredients together then whisk into the sauce in the slow cooker. Let cook a couple minutes until thickened. You can either return your meat & veggies to the slow cooker & mix to coat or plate & cover in sauce.


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7 Responses to “Slow Cooker Pot Roast”

  1. January 6, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    Oh lacy! Your mom’s recipe is perfect! This looks delicious.

  2. January 5, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

    Oh, I LOVE pot roast and what a GREAT idea to have it in the slow cooker! There’s nothing like the smell when you come home and the joy knowing dinner is done! Believe it not, I HAVE that exact crock pot you described! It’s so old it’s vintage! I’ve considered replacing it, but I’m sentimentally attached!

    • Lacy DeVeney
      January 6, 2012 at 9:43 am #

      That crock pot is pretty amazing & hard to forget. If you look down a couple comments my mom actually couldn’t believe I remembered it. Good stuff came out of that!! I couldn’t forget!

  3. January 5, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    I love slow cooker post roast! So delicious. I also love your blog layout btw, so cute!

  4. gina
    January 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm #

    Wow! I can’t believe you remembered that slow cooker! This recipe always turns out perfect – I would have my serving smothered in gravy!

  5. January 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm #

    Oh, I love pot roast, Lacy! And your mom’s recipe sounds just perfect~

  6. January 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    That pig pile of tender meat is definitely calling me! I love pot roast-not only is it delicious but it requires very little kitchen time.
    This may be on my table very soon-yum!
    So glad to hear that you are getting a full size kitchen in your new place. I guess you will love it so much you will be making recipes that have a lot of kitchen time involved. 🙂
    I have outgrown my kitchen so I can understand the excitement. You will have to post some pictures after you get moved and settled!