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The slow cooker roast with potatoes, carrots and onions is plentiful and delicious. This classic beef and vegetable roast cooks slowly for hours, so the meat is tender enough to crumble after being pulled out of the clay pot.

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How to make roasted

meat cooked slowly in

a clay pot

A slow-cooked pot roast is a great dish for the winter. It’s delicious, filling, and easy to make.

This slow cooker beef roast is one of my favorite dishes to cook in winter. It’s so easy to make and great for a weekday dinner when cooking dinner is the last thing you fancy when you get home from work.

I like to do the preparation the night before, store all the ingredients in the refrigerator (cover the potatoes with water), and then the next morning is as easy as quickly burning the meat, adding all the ingredients to the slow cooker, setting it up and heading to work. It’s amazing to come home with a freshly made meal on a winter night!

If you’re short on time, try this roast pressure cooker recipe

with chuck roast Instant Pot (it’s ready in just over

an hour!).

Scroll down to see the printable card for this slow-cooker beef pot roast recipe, or read on for all the details! Equipment To make this recipe you can use a slow cooker

, a clay pot, or

a multi-cooker or Instant Pot set to slow cook.


The basic ingredients for this

clay pot roast are: A meat roast: an inexpensive cut of meat such as chuck roast, breast, bollar,

top or roast Round is perfect for this recipe (a good quality cut of meat is wasted in a slow cooker, try roast meat from the air fryer instead). Choose a cut with a little veining for an extra tasty and tender roast. Chuck roast will give you the best crumbling beef. The slow cook roast makes all the connective tissue make the meat soft and tender and easy to separate.

>> Related post: Best cuts of meat for pot roasted vegetables:

The recipe below uses potatoes, carrots, and onions, but you can vary the veggies to suit you. Try adding mushrooms, leeks, parsnips, pumpkin, beans, or cauliflower.

Garlic: Use a whole head, cut in half horizontally


Herbs: laurel and rosemary. Place them in the slow cooker whole, and remember to retrieve them from the plate before serving!

Cornmeal: to thicken the sauce


How to Make the BEST Slow Cooker Roast

This slow cooker roast recipe is very simple and straightforward. It only takes about 15 minutes to prepare. It’s as easy as cutting the vegetables, burning the meat, and then adding it to the pot.

Here are some tips and steps to get it right for a really tasty roast:

  1. Seal the meat first. I know it’s an extra layer of annoyance, but always brown your meat in a pan on the stove first. It takes just a few minutes and really adds a lot to the flavor, as well as making the meat golden brown (rather than an unappetizing grayish brown). Browning the onions at the same time, this really improves the taste of the food, and it’s easy to do since you’re browning the meat anyway.
  2. Rest the emat on the vegetables. Place the vegetables in the slow cooker and place the meat on top. Add the herbs and pour over the broth or broth.
  3. Cook slowly for 8 hours. Cover with a lid and cook slowly in LOW for 8 hours, or in HIGH for 4 hours. [Note: Check out this post to calculate how long to cook a roast in the slow cooker per pound.]
  4. Rest the meat. Carefully remove the meat from the slow cooker and cover with aluminum foil so that it rests for 15-20 minutes.
  5. To make sauce once the

  6. meat is cooked, the sauce can easily be made by mixing a suspension of cornmeal and water, stirring the cooking juices left in the slow cooker and heating until thickened (remove the vegetables first and turn on HIGH). Add water as it thickens for the right consistency. For a smooth sauce you can strain it through a sieve, pressing all the onion pieces to release the juices.

And that’s basically all there is

to it!

Serving Ideas

Serve roast beef with vegetables on the side and smother with the delicious sauce you just made. For extra vegetables, try one of these quick vegetable dishes:

  • Steamed broccoli in the
  • microwave Microwave fresh green beans
  • Broccoli air fryer

  • Roasted cauliflower
  • air fryer

  • Broccolini air
  • fryer

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