I have been making pot roast like this for over 50 years. I also brown the meat, or rub a tlbs of browning sauce over the meat before putting in the pot. Can also be cooked in a low oven about 200-250 degrees in a heavy covered pot. This will shorten the cooking time down some, about 1 or 2 hours so check it every 30 minutes towards the end of cooking!
Thank you for posting a flavorful crockpot recipe that does not have Onion Soup Mix OR canned Cream of Mushroom soup! <br/>Only thing I did different was to brown the roast before putting into the crockpot.
Made this with unpeeled red potatoes,as well as the can of beef broth instead of the water & the bag of baby carrots (your tip) & we had ourselves a most delicious pot roast, a very nice change of pace from the holiday dinners we've been having this past month! Has some homemade chunky apple sauce left over from what wasn't used in a homemade cranberry sauce & with a green salad we had a very filling, wonderful dinner! Thanks for yet another great recipe, Tink! [Made & reviewed in the current Let's P-A-R-T-Y event]