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Slow Cooker Country Pot Roast

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Updated February 14, 2017
Slow Cooker Country Pot Roast
6 Hr 10 Min

Don't be surprised if your next-door neighbors come knocking on the door after getting a whiff of your Slow Cooker Country Pot Roast. The smell of this tender beef roast cooking up in your slow cooker all day is enough to get everyone rushing to your dinner table!

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) chuck roast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
What To Do:
  1. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper on all sides. In a large skillet over high heat, heat oil; brown roast on all sides.
  2. Place onions in a slow cooker; place roast over onions.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix tomato paste, 1/4 cup water, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, and garlic; pour over roast. 
  4. Cover and cook on HIGH 6 to 7 hours or on LOW  8 to 10 hours, or until meat is very tender. Remove meat to a platter; cover and keep warm.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk remaining water into flour until smooth. Whisk flour mixture into onions and sauce in slow cooker until thickened. Serve onion gravy over roast.


Mashed potatoes are the perfect compliment to this mouth-watering roast with all its lovely gravy!

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Love these slow cooker recipes. They get the meat so tender which helps my husband eat it with his dentures. Have recently discovered the addition of tomato paste to lots of recipes deepens the overall flavor of the dish. Have not yet used it on a pot roast but will be making this soon. And the onion gravy sounds wonderful.

This is a regular on my recipe rotation. If I need something easier then I put the large chopped vegetables on the top like carrots and potatoes but if I have more time then I'll make mashed potatoes and gravy. And sometimes I compromise and make red skin smashed potatoes.

Made for a small get together, it was a hit ! Can't wait to make it again, another addition to my go to recipes !!

Didn't really care for this. Thought it was boring.

I would like to add carrots and chunks of potatoes to the Slow Cooker. At what point would be the best time to do this? Thank you! This makes my mouth 'water' just reading about it! )

If your carrots and potatoes are cut into 2-inch chunks or larger, then add them at the beginning of cook time. If they are cut into 1-inch chunks, then you should add them to the slow cooker 3 hours before end of cooking time.

No onions are listed in the ingredients!!!!

I see a large onion, chopped, as the fifth ingredient.

Very, very good. Followed the recipe almost exactly, the only difference was that I did not add the tomato paste but did add everything else the recipe called for. Instead of the tomato paste, I added an envelope of onion gravy mix and about a cup of water. I did have to add the flour and water mixture at the end of the cooking time to add a bit more thickness to the gravy. The roast and gravy turned out excellently!

Is 1/4 cup of water basically all the moister you add to this roast?

Yes, you only need 1/4 cup of water because when you use a slow cooker covered, the steam increases the liquid in any recipe. Enjoy!

the tomato paste really enhanced the flavor combination. made gravy by adding 2 cups beef broth, my family HAS GOT TO HAVE NOODLES with rst beef along with mashed potatoes. again, super flavor!!

i really like this pot roast recipe, and my family really did too.....made mashed potato's with it because the gravy turned out so good.........


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