Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This is a nice change of pace varriation on a beef roast. It has that Old World flavor and it's crockpot easy too. Makes about 6 to 8 good sized servings.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -4 lbs chuck arm pot roast
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 4 medium apples, cored and quartered (leave skin on)
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 12 cup apple juice
  • 3 -4 tablespoons flour
  • 3 -4 tablespoons water


  1. Wipe roast well and trim off all excess fat.
  2. Lightly rub top of meat with oil.
  3. Dust meat with salt, pepper and ginger.
  4. Insert cloves in meat.
  5. Place apples and onions in the bottom of the Crock Pot and put the roast on top of the apples and onions.
  6. Pour in the apple juice.
  7. Cover and cook on a low setting for 8 to 12 hours.
  8. Remove the roast and apples to a warm platter when fully cooked.
  9. Turn the Crock Pot to High setting.
  10. Make a smooth paste with the flour and water and stir the paste into the Crock Pot.
  11. Cover and cook until thickened.
  12. Pour gravy over roast when serving.
Most Helpful

WOW, great pot roast!! I happened to have some fresh ginger in, so I used it instead of powder, Used about a 3 lb blade roast, without bone. wonderful combination of flavours, we especially enjoyed the apples/onions, oh, nummy and of course the apple juice a great flavour, making the gravey outstanding. We saturated out garlic mashed potatoes with it!! BTW, it only took about 7 hours in my crockpot. Looking forward to the left overs for tomorrow's dinner. Thanks for sharing!!

Derf July 15, 2002

I didn't get to try this, but my husband said it was great. Very easy to do! I used sweet potato, regular potato, and carrot. He did say he would like an onion in it next time.

Charmie777 January 26, 2011

Fabulous pot roast. I used a rump roast and it was very tender and sliced easily. This is quite different from my usual pot roast and I mean that in a good way. Filled the house with a wonderful smell and the meat and gravy were heaven. Beef goes well together with apples. Thanks 1Steve.

ratherbeswimmin' December 22, 2010