The easiest and best slow cooker pot roast with potatoes and carrots insta pot, crock pot, pressure cooker

Tell me that you are pro slow cooker like we are. It’s not just a winter thing either, we love using a slow cooker all year round. In fact, especially lately I feel like I’m trying to find all new ways to make my recipes in a slow cooker just because it makes my life so easy. Like our 3 ingredient roast which is crazy good,  or our slow cooker whole roasted chicken which goes bonkers on pinterest. I’m even seeing desserts pop up everywhere and I totally want to try that myself. Have you made a slow cooker dessert? I’d love for you to leave a link or recipe for me to try if you know of a great one. In the meantime let’s bust out our easy slow cooker roast recipe.

The easiest and best slow cooker pot roast with potatoes and carrots insta pot, crock pot, pressure cooker

There’s a big fact rumor about browning a roast and I used to believe it as well. In fact, I may have even misled others on this blog, although I don’t know if I did, but just to be safe, sorry about that! Anyway, browning a roast actually does NOT lock in the juices as so many previously thought, it just adds a little caramlized flavor to the meat and whatever veggies you are using. Cade likes the meat browned, but prefers the veggies, at least in this recipe to just be added to the crock pot. Which is fine, just less work for me.

The easiest and best slow cooker pot roast with potatoes and carrots insta pot, crock pot, pressure cooker

I am a big believer in a juicy roast too. A lot of people make a roast and slice it up to serve but I like mine so tender the meat just falls apart versus being able to slice it. I think it tastes best that way as I get that full flavor of the meat and it’s juices. We love to serve ours with my great grandma’s chili sauce which unfortunately is the only family recipe that we keep secret. Don’t even get me started, I truly am a big believer in sharing recipes, trust me. I just have to keep this one a secret to honor my family’s wishes. Maybe one day…

Can A Crock Pot Be Used Instead Of A Slow Cooker?

Crock-Pots and slow cookers are interchangeable.

They cook in much the same way.

How Long Will Beef Roast Keep In The Refrigerator?

Raw roasts, steaks, and chops (beef, veal, lamb, and pork) will keep 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Cooked meat, poultry, and seafood can be kept in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.

Can Roast Be Eaten With Pink Center?

It is safe to eat beef roast cooked rare-medium rare.

Slow Cooker Roast

Slow Cooker Roast

3.43 from 7 votes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes


  • 1 3-4 lb beef chuck roast
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1 can beef broth, 15 ounce, low sodium
  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 2-3 cups baby carrots


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add the oil.
  • Brown each side of the meat and then sprinkle the salt and italian seasoning all over, place into the slow cooker.
  • Chop the potatoes into 2" chunks and sprinkle around the roast with the carrots.
  • Pour in the beef broth and place the butter on top.
  • Cook for 8 hours on low.
  • Use the juices as an au jus or heat in a pan and whisk in corn starch to thicken into a gravy.


cooked roast will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator


Serving: 1gCalories: 452kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 33gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 1625mgPotassium: 1255mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 6051IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 5mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 100 + BEST Easy Beef Recipes for Dinner

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