Slow Cooker Easy Pot Roast With Rich Tomato Gravy

Total Time
6hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 6 hrs

This recipe is just so good. The roast comes out nice a tender with great gravy. I got this recipe from the 150 best slow cooker recipes, by Judith Finlayson. I have made 3 things out of this book at the time being and every thing is very good. I will post more as I come by my favs. REMEMBER: That you should know your slow cooker. Slow cookers vary in cooking speed, hence the reason why there is a gap in cooking time. Enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pat roast dry with paper towel.
  2. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Add roast and cook, turning, until brown on all sides, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer to slow cooker.
  5. Reduce heat to medium.
  6. Add onions, celery and carrots to pan and cook, stirring, until vegetables are softened.
  7. Add garlic, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  8. Sprinkle mixture with flour and stir.
  9. Add tomato soup and beef broth and cook, stirring, until thickened.
  10. Stir in Worcestershire sauce.
  11. Pour mixture over roast, cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 12 hours or on HIGH for 5 to 6 hours, until meat is very tender.
  12. Remove roast from slow cooker and place on serving platter.
  13. Stir in brown sugar and vinegar, if using, to pan juices.
  14. Pour sauce over roast or serve in a separate sauce boat.


Most Helpful

Great recipe -- one or two changes, though. I used tomato sauce instead of tomato soup, and added a 1/2 of a small can of tomato paste. It made for a richer gravy and I agree that it made the whole house smell like dinner all day long

BarryID January 19, 2009

This was fabulous....I had a roast that was under 3 pounds and I cut in half so mine was done in 5 hours on low...but it was wonderful...I added the balsamic vinagar and brown sugar and I think it is a must...wonderful taste...will make again and again over a long long winter...

CIndytc October 10, 2006

I have made this meal many times over the past 4 years, the only thing I change is I omit the potatoes and make mashed potatoes because the gravy this recipe produces is so amazing it has to be put all over mashed potatoes! This is the best thing I have ever made in a crock pot, I got my first one in 1974!

Jennifer Barringer October 11, 2015

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