Mama's Amazing Pot Roast (Crock Pot)

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

My mother's incredible pot roast with a flavor loved by everyone in the family - even our 1 1/2 year old!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Coat the pot roast with olive oil and a few shakes of Worcestershire. Season generously with Montreal Steak Seasoning. You can marinate overnight or use immediately.
  2. Place half the cut vegetables (onion, celery, carrots and potatoes) on the bottom of the crock pot, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the pot roast on top of the vegetables.
  4. Place the remaining vegetables on top of the pot roast, and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the can of tomatoes and the can of beef broth evenly over the ingredients. Season one last time with salt and pepper.
  6. Crock on low all day (10 hours) or change time/temp to suit your needs. An hour before dinner, make a mixture of cornstarch and water (equal parts) and add to crock pot to thicken the liquid.
  7. Serve over hot buttered rice.


Most Helpful

This had such a different taste than your normal crock pot roast. I browned the roast on all sides with the steak seasoning and Worcestershire sauce on it. I sauteed the chopped onions and then added everything to the pot as written. (I had no celery so subbed cabbage in it's place). I used garden tomatoes that I had frozen and thawed, using all the juice in place of the broth and added about a tablespoon of beef base. My husband and I thought the vegetables, especially the potatoes had a really great taste. As someone else said the smell during the day was wonderful! Thanks for posting!

mammafishy January 12, 2016

Pretty good pot roast - we really enjoyed it. The long cooking time made the roast very tender and flavorful. The best part of it was the ease of preparation - throw it in the crock pot and let it cook without heating up the whole house with the oven. I subbed russet potatoes for red potatoes (as I had them on hand) - and added a bit more celery than directed. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly. Made for the Groovy GastroGnomes, ZWT5.

NELady May 19, 2009

Very good, easy to put together and the house smelled great all day while this was cooking. I would recommend highly seasoning the ingredients, the long cooking time seems to dull them a bit - all of us found that we had to add a lot of salt at the end to our taste. Made for the Dining Daredevils for ZWT5.

Michelle Berteig May 16, 2009

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