Zesty Crock Pot Italian Pot Roast

Total Time
12hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 hrs

A tender pot roast cooked in the crock pot along with potatoes, carrots and celery. This roast gets its zesty flavor from a mixture of garlic, basil, oregano, parsley and vinegar all stirred together in tomato soup. I got this recipe from the Campbell's Slow Cooker cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the roast with the black pepper.
  2. Put the potatoes, carrots, celery and tomato in a 3 1/2 quart crock pot. Top with the roast.
  3. Stir the soup, water, garlic, basil, oregano, parsley flakes and vinegar in a medium bowl. Pour the soup mixture over the roast and vegetables.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 10 to 12 hours or on HIGH for 5 to 6 hours or until the meat is fork-tender.
  5. Remove the roast from the crock pot to a cutting board and let it stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Thinly slice the roast and put on a serving platter. Remove the vegetables with a slotted spoon and put on platter. Pour the juices from the crock pot into a gravy boat and serve with he roast and vegetables.
  6. Tip: For a thicker gravy, stir 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour in a small bowl. Remove roast and vegetables from crock pot and stir the flour mixture into the juice. Turn the heat to HIGH and cook for 10 minute or until the mixture boils and thickens.


Most Helpful

This was really lovely, the sauce really makes it. I wasn't able to do it in the crockpot due to power outage & time constraints so cooked in the oven instead. I love the fact that the vegies cook in the sauce and all you need is some bread on the side and your meal's done...can't wait to try it in the crockpot next time..Thanks for posting!

**Mandy** March 11, 2011

*Made for Australia/NZ Swap #24* This was VERY easy and tasty -- desperately needed salt. Can't say much for "Zesty" -- but had a 3 lb piece of nice chuck and the veggies, which we enjoyed while watching the Championship Games ! Thanks, Crafty Lady, for posting.

NurseJaney January 18, 2009

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