Yankee Pot Roast of Beef With Vegetables (In the Crock-Pot)

"I love my crock-pot! Here is our family favorite Yankee Pot Roast recipe that we've been enjoying for years. A great autumn or winter comfort dinner. Thicken the gravy to serve over the beef and vegetables, and add a side of horseradish, if desired."
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Ready In:
10hrs 15mins




  • Place vegetables into the bottom of the crock-pot.
  • Season the beef generously with salt and pepper, then place in pot.
  • Add the liquid, bay leaf, and dried marjoram.
  • Cover and cook on LOW heat 10 to 12 hours (or HIGH heat 5 to 6 hours).
  • Remove meat and vegetables with slotted spoon and thicken drippings for gravy if desired.

Questions & Replies

  1. about the yankee pot roast. do I use just apple cider or both beef consommé. don't laugh, I'm new at this. thankyou


  1. This was the best! 10 stars! I used a semi sweet red wine and followed the directions exactly. I never even thickened the gravy because we just couldn't wait to eat! The kitchen smelled so good, the meat was so tender and the veggies were awesome in the juices. Thank you Bec! This is now my new favorite pot roast recipe and I will make it often!
  2. Made this last weekend and it was perfect! The meat was so tender you didnt even need a knife to cut it. Simple and easy. Thanks so much for sharing! Italianmomof2
  3. This was excellent. The only different thing I did was use apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Thanks
  4. I would rate the meat and potatoes 5-stars, but the pot roast was a disappointment. The carrots became bitter and the onions tough. The overall taste was rather boring. I'm new to slow cooker cooking, so I followed the recipe exactly. If I were to make this again, I might try caramelizing the onions and browning the meat before putting in the crockpot for more flavor. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  5. I opted to use a sweet red wine and cooked the roast on low for about 9 hours, and the meat was really tender and juicy.


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