Pot Roast


  • 1 chuck roast (mine was 3 pounds)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 onion, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into large chunks (optional)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons steak seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary


  • Mix all of the seasonings together in a small bowl, and set aside.
  • Coat both sides of meat with olive oil. Sprinkle on a third of the seasoning mix onto each side.
  • Sear both sides of the meat in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Transfer roast to slow cooker. Optionally use a slow cooker liner for easier cleanup.
  • Place the vegetables in a large bowl. Drizzle on a little olive oil to coat vegetables. Sprinkle on the remaining seasoning mix. Add the vegetables to the same skillet that was used to sear the meat. Sauté for about five minutes - stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer the vegetables to the top of the roast in the slow cooker. Pour in the beef broth. Cover with lid.
  • Cook on low for 9 hours or on high for 6 hours in the slow cooker.
  • Using a turkey baster or ladle, retrieve most of the cooking juices from the slow cooker and transfer to a small sauce pan.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat on the stovetop.
  • Whisk together the cornstarch with a little water. Blend into the pan juices while whisking. Bring back to a simmer until thickened.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
  • Serve roast and vegetables together, adding gravy on top as desired.

Category: Entree

Cusine: American

Tags: FavoriteSlow cooker