Sue's Super Simple Foolproof Delicious Crock Pot Roast

READY IN: 8hrs 15mins
Recipe by Sue Lau

Puts together in a snap! Smells and tastes so heavenly your neighbors will be knocking on your door. Be prepared to share!

Top Review by bmcnichol

I only had a two pound roast. I kept all the ingredients the same. I did add a pound bag of carrots and a bunch of small potatoes. I cooked mine on low for seven hours. For some reason I did not care for the italian seasoning in this. I would either decrease it next time or just not use it. I liked the sauce with the roast but not with the vegetables. Made as a pressie for Aus/NZ swap.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1360.77 g boneless chuck roast
  • 14.79 ml olive oil or 14.79 ml vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 1 large onion, cut into big wedges
  • 28.34 g packet onion soup mix
  • 14.79 ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 793.78 g can crushed tomatoes
  • 7.39 ml italian seasoning (or mixture of oregano, basil, or other herbs)
  • 118.29 ml water
  • 236.59-709.77 ml chopped vegetables (optional, such as carrots, potatoes, parsnips, turnips, onion- whatever you like) (optional)


  1. Season roast on both sides with salt and pepper then brown on both sides in oil; place in crock pot.
  2. If using chopped vegetables, place beneath roast.
  3. In the pan you browned the roast, brown the onions and garlic until the onion wedges fall apart.
  4. In a mixing bowl, stir together onion, garlic and all remaining ingredients except optional vegetables.
  5. Cover roast with tomato mixture.
  6. Cover crock pot and set on low for 8-10 hours until roast is tender and the meat can twist out with a fork.
  7. Drain roast and veggies; thicken some of the sauce if you like or serve with other gravy.

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