Sue's Super Simple Foolproof Delicious Crock Pot Roast

READY IN: 8hrs 15mins


  • 3
    lbs boneless chuck roast
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil or 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 3
    garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 1
    large onion, cut into big wedges
  • 1
    (1 ounce) packet onion soup mix
  • 1
    (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 12
    teaspoons italian seasoning (or mixture of oregano, basil, or other herbs)
  • 12
    cup water
  • 1 -3
    cup chopped vegetables (optional, such as carrots, potatoes, parsnips, turnips, onion- whatever you like) (optional)


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