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4.28 from 11 votes

Tender Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This perfect melt-in-your-mouth pot roast is made for the slow cooker!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 30 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef and potatoes, crock pot pot roast, potatoes, slow cooker beef, slow cooker pot roast
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 868kcal
Author: Allison Treadwell


  • 3-5 pounds beef roast
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons red wine or balsamic vinegar
  • 2 white or sweet onions quartered
  • 5 carrots peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 1 pound potatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  • Add oil to pan and heat. Salt and Pepper meat and sear for 4-5 minutes on each side. Add to slow cooker.
  • Add onions to pan and add 2 Tablespoons red wine or balsamic vinegar to deglaze pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Pour juices and onions on top of meat. (Optional)
  • Place Potatoes and carrot chunks on top of and around the meat.
  • Pour Beef Broth and Worcestershire Sauce over meat to almost cover meat and vegetables.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or low 5-6 hours.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. See above for gravy recipe.


Calories: 868kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 71g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 4368mg | Potassium: 2197mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 12796IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 9mg