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Diane's Beef Pot Roast Recipe

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Crockpot Pot Roast

Photo: Diana Rattray
This easy, popular slow cooker pot roast is made with only 4 ingredients plus the water! Use a good lean beef chuck roast in this recipe, or look for a cut of beef with "pot roast" on the label.


  • one beef pot roast of your choice
  • 1 box, (2 envelopes) Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • baby carrots
  • new potatoes
  • 2 cups water


Place beef pot roast in crockpot and sprinkle with Lipton onion soup mix. Add carrots and new potatoes. Pour water over pot roast. Cook on low 8 to 10 hrs or until tender.

Thicken the gravy with a little flour or cornstarch which has been mixed with cold water. If you are really on the ball, when you put the roast on, put a batch of bread in the bread maker and set the timer so they will be finished at the same time. When you get home, all you need to do is fix a salad and dinner is done.
Pot roast recipe shared by Diane

Tip: The juices tend to be watery by the end of the cooking time, so when the roast is done, keep it warm and pour juices into a medium saucepan. Bring the juices to a boil and simmer briskly until reduced and more flavorful, about 8 to 10 minutes.

To thicken, combine 2 teaspoons of cornstarch or flour with a few tablespoons of cold water. Mix until smooth and stir into the simmering juices. Serve the gravy or juices with the sliced pot roast.

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 5 out of 5
Simply Yummy, Member MrsLashway

Simple, and easy, no fuss, even your kid can 'help'. Set it and forget it till dinner time. If you time it right, you can even make some rice in a rice cooker to serve with it.

23 out of 23 people found this helpful.

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