Perfect Pot Roast (Slow-Cooker)

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Quick and easy in the crockpot. A juicy roast with potatoes, carrots and onions. I like to thicken the pan juices with cornstarch to make a tasty gravy to serve with this meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs beef roast
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 12 cups baby carrots
  • 1 large onion, quartered and pulled apart
  • 1 12 cups beef broth
  • 1 (1 1/2 ounce) envelope dry vegetable soup mix (I use Knorr)


  1. Place roast into crockpot and surround with vegetables.
  2. Combine beef broth and vegetable soup mix, then add to crockpot.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours.
Most Helpful

The vegetable soup packet made this come out tasting sort of artificial (I even used Knorr).

nicoleness December 31, 2011

The roast turned our tender and delicious. I followed the recipe exactly. It was very flavorful and the broth made wonderful gravy.

tstollar February 10, 2008

So easy and delicious! I used a 1.7ish lb tri-tip (biggest one the store had at that time). Cooked it on low for 7 hours, which was plenty of time. I ended up only using about 2 russet potatoes, because 4 produced too much. If you like your veggies to be a bit firmer, I'd all them later or reduce the cooking time - mine turned out VERY soft, which I like, so it was OK but I can see some people finding them too mushy. I also seasoned with salt and pepper at the end. So simple and amazing! Will definitely make again.

chocolates101 May 12, 2013

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