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pot roast with vegetables

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast is a great "set it and forget it" meal. With moist meat, potatoes, carrots & gravy, the whole family will love it!
Prep Time 20 mins
8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Slow Cooker


  • one 3-lb pot roast
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 2 lb baby yellow potatoes
  • 1 c beef broth
  • 1 pkt brown gravy mix
  • 1 pkt onion soup mix


  • Season both sides of the pot roast with salt and pepper.
  • Place a large skillet over high heat; add the oil to the pan.
  • Once the skillet is hot, sear the pot roast for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  • While the roast is searing, add the carrots and potatoes into the bottom of a slow cooker.
  • Place the roast over the vegetables.
  • Add the broth to the skillet and scrape the bottom of the skillet to get all the flavorful bits! Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Whisk in the gravy mix and onion soup mix.
  • Pour into the slow cooker over the pot roast.
  • Cook on LOW heat for 8 hours or on HIGH heat for 5-6 hours, or until the beef is tender.
  • When ready to serve, remove the meat, potatoes and carrots onto a serving platter.
  • If the sauce in the bottom is thick enough for your liking, serve as is. If you'd like it a bit thicker, see the notes below.


To thicken sauce - If you'd like the sauce thickened up a bit, simply place the sauce into a saucepan and place over medium heat.  In a small bowl, combine 1/4 c water and 1 tbsp corn starch.  Whisk into the sauce and heat until thickened.
Keyword crock pot, slow cooker