Bek's Pot Roast (Crock-Pot)

Total Time
10hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 hrs

Simple, basic pot roast - adapt as you see fit! Sometimes I omit the mushrooms or celery, but other than that, I leave it alone. You can probably add more spices if you like.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs chuck roast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 18 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 lb carrots, peeled and cut crosswise or 12 lb baby carrots
  • 4 -5 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced (or 1 8oz can with juice)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 14 cup water


  1. Place vegetables on bottom of crock-pot. Place meat on top. Season with salt and pepper. Pour about 3 tablespoons of water into the pot. Cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours.
  2. Remove meat and vegetables to large serving dish or bowl, cover to keep warm.
  3. Make gravy by making a smooth paste of 3 tablespoons of flour and 1/4 cup water in a 2-cup measuring cup. Slowly ladle hot juices into the flour mixture, stirring constantly. Once the measuring cup is full, pour gravy mixture back into crock-pot and blend with remaining juices. Either pour gravy over meat and vegetables, or serve gravy separately.
  4. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe. I changed it a bit by searing the meat first and adding two parsnips, one and a half baking potatoes instead of red and one Yeungling traditional lager for flavor. (I left out the mushrooms though I they would have been a nice addition.)
It turned out fantastic!

mpollywog February 22, 2011

I thought that this recipe was very good.The only thing is that I thought that 10 hours was a bit long for a 2 pound roast as did another reviewer. I cooked it on low for under 8 hours and it was great.

Plainbil January 12, 2009

This is a nice way to pot roast--it's easy and th result was a nice and tender roast. My husband prefers much more spice but liked this just the same. Important to note is that in my crock pot the roast was done after 7 hours on low so keep the time frame in mind. Also, be sure to use a roast with plenty of fat for flavor.

Petite Mommy June 03, 2008