How to Cook Pot Roast in a Crock Pot

Grandma slaved all day over the stove to serve her family a pot roast this tender and flavorful. Lucky for busy cooks today, we know how to cook pot roast in a crock pot and get a similar result with a lot less fuss and bother. Slow cooking tenderizes the beef and makes inexpensive cuts of meat, like chuck roast, taste as good as pricier cuts. And what's better than loading up the crock pot in the morning and coming home at night to the aromas of beef, carrots, onions and mushrooms--a whole meal ready for you when you step through the door because your slow cooker did all the work for you. In ten minutes or less you can prepare the ingredients and place everything in the crock pot. No browning of the meat is necessary in this recipe, which makes it a true "fix it and forget it" kind of meal.
Hey, everyone. I'm Judith with and today I'm gonna be showing you how to make a Slow Cooker Savory Roast, a great meal to have for a weekend with the family. So what you're gonna need for this is a 3-1/2-pound boneless bottom round roast. We have one can of cream of mushroom soup. We have six red potatoes which we've cut in half. We have an envelope of dry onion soup, and we have six medium carrots which we've cut into 2-inch pieces, so we're gonna add in our cream of mushroom soup here, like so, and we're basically gonna mix in all of our other ingredients. We'll put in our dry onion mix which is gonna give a really nice flavor, and then in goes the vegetables, so we've given our potatoes a good scrub so they're nice and clean but we've left the skins on 'cause I like them like that and we're just gonna pop them in there and all this is gonna...mix in, so I've put in our carrots there which we've washed and cut into 2-inch pieces. If you wanna peel them, that's great, too. We're just gonna give that all a good mix, so the cream of mushroom soup gets all over our veggies, and all that onion mix mixes in, too. Ooh, and that onion smells good. Okay. Now, we have our meat. Now, this is a very tough, muscly piece of meat so it needs to be slow cooked to tenderize, so we are just gonna put that on top of our vegetable mix, like so. Let's nestle it down there in the middle. And then all you need to do is put it on. We're gonna either put it on low and you can cook it for 8 or 9 hours, or you can put it on high and we can cook it for around 4 to 5 hours, so I'm gonna cook it on high this time. Put it on high there. And then you can go do your thing and come back in about 4 or 5 hours. Well, it's been about 4-1/2 hours and our pot roast is done. Look at that. Really beautiful, flavorful. We'll just check it with our fork and, wow, that's super tender and ready to eat, so you can serve that with those gorgeous tender potatoes and vegetables in there and if you want, you can steam a bit of broccoli, get some biscuits, serve it with that, and that is one delicious meal, so that's how you make a Slow Cooker Savory Pot Roast. Well, thanks for watching everyone. For more great recipes and savings, go to

What You'll Need

  • 1  10 3/4 ounce can Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)

  • 1  1  ounce envelope dry onion soup and recipe mix

  • 6   small red potatoes, cut in half

  • 6   medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)

  • 1   boneless beef bottom round roast or chuck pot roast (3 to 3 1/2 pounds)

Step By Step

Stir the mushroom soup, soup mix, potatoes and carrots in a 4 1/2-quart slow cooker. Add the beef and turn to coat.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours* or until the beef is fork-tender.
*Or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with buttermilk biscuits and steamed broccoli spears. For dessert serve turtle or blonde brownies.

Hint: If you want thicker gravy, you can mix 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup water in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth. Remove the beef and vegetables from the cooker and stir the flour mixture into the cooker. Cover and cook on high for 10 minutes or until the mixture boils and thickens.
Even children can learn how to cook pot roast in a crock pot with this easy recipe. Imagine how proud they would be to take credit for this a hearty, filling and delicious pot roast dinner. For younger children, have an adult cut the vegetables into serving sizes, then let them add the ingredients to the slow cooker.
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