Sweet and Sour Beef Pot Roast in the Slow Cooker

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

The slow cooker is the real hero in this braised pot roast. Get a head start by prepping the beef, veggies and broth the night before.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, onion and garlic powders and sprinkle over the roast.
  2. In the slow cooker, combine broth, vinegar and sugar, and mix well.
  3. Add the beef and vegetables, cover and turn the slow cooker to LOW. Cook for approximately 8 hours
  4. Half an hour before serving, remove the beef and vegetables to a plate and tent with foil. Skim fat from the broth.
  5. Turn heat to HIGH.
  6. Mix flour and water together in a small bowl to make a slurry, and slowly add to the broth, pouring through a strainer to avoid lumps.
  7. Replace lid and cook for 30 minute
  8. Slice beef, serve with gravy, vegetables and your favourite side.
Most Helpful

My roast was very good...the sauce was wonderful. I added some small red potatoes to the mixture and had a simple easy meal but just adding a salad. Made for Fall Photo Tag.

mary winecoff September 29, 2011

FANTASTIC. My round roast was done perfectly and simply shredded apart using only a fork. Nice flavor combination of spices as well. I opted out of using carrots simply bc I didn't have any and put in two large potatoes for DH sunday dinner. I then cooked this on high for 4 1/2 hours. The smell permeating the kitchen was TDF!!!!
Made for PRMR.

CoffeeB September 11, 2011