I was used to my mothers 'old fashioned' way of making pot roast. Throw a chuck roast in the crock pot, toss in a few veggies, pour a little water in the bottom- and for the finishing touch add a cup of onion soup on top.. While good- and a fond memory of my childhood.. I was ready for something a little more modern and way more flavorful. THIS IS IT. Dare I say finger licking good. The roast is very flavorful and the 'gravy' from the red wine, beef broth is, seriously, delicious. You may want to add a few more carrots and a few more potatoes.. but the recipe as is was great for me. Enjoy- you cant go wrong with this one!! Easy is the operative word here. I like chuck roast for this beef pot roast, but brisket, 7-bone roast, and other tougher cuts also work well. The slow braising method results in a remarkably tender and flavorful meal with natural pan gravy. Potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, garlic, and sweet onions cook with the roast for a built-in side dish.