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Crockpot Pot Roast

Crockpot Pot Roast is our favorite Sunday meal. Make this any night of the week in your slow cooker or pressure cooker and serve it with an easy beef gravy!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, crockpot
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 399kcal
Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

For the roast:

  • 2-3 pound Chuck Roast pot roast
  • 3 ounces baby carrots or 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 2 teaspoons onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground celery seed

For the gravy:

  • 2 cups beef stock and/or drippings from the roast
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules or 1 bullion cube
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Salt and pepper the roast, then sear it 2 minutes per side.
  • Stir together all spices in a small bowl.

Slow Cooker Directions:

  • Place carrots and onions in the bottom of a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Use a slow cooker bag for easy cleanup!
  • Add the seared roast on top of the vegetables and sprinkle with seasoning. Top with mushrooms.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Remove the roast and shred it. Reserve the liquid to make the gravy.

Instant Pot Directions:

  • Place carrots and onions in the bottom of the instant pot insert. Add 1 1/4 cups of beef stock into the pressure cooker.
  • Add the seared roast on top of the vegetables and sprinkle with seasoning. Top with mushrooms.
  • Cover and lock lid in place. Set on HIGH pressure for 75 minutes.
  • After the time is finished, allow a 10 minute natural release, then quick release.
  • Shred roast and drain juice for gravy.

Make the gravy:

  • Combine stock and/or juices from the meat and bullion in a large measuring cup. Heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes, or until the bullion is dissolved.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter and add the flour. Stir to form a paste, cook for 1 minute. Add the spices then slowly whisk in the stock. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens, just a couple of minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with roast.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 863mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2250IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 4.1mg