Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This culinary masterpiece is a celebration of comfort and simplicity, a slow-cooked symphony of flavors that transforms a humble cut of beef into a tender, melt-in-your-mouth delight. As the pot roast simmers in the slow cooker, a tantalizing aroma fills the air, promising a meal that embodies warmth and satisfaction.

The star of the show is the beef roast, lovingly enveloped in a rich and savory broth that develops over hours of slow cooking. The meat, initially firm, gradually yields to the gentle heat, becoming fork-tender and infused with the essence of the aromatic spices and seasonings. Each fiber of the roast absorbs the flavors of the surrounding broth, creating a harmonious blend that defines the very essence of comfort food.

Surrounding the beef are an array of vegetables, patiently cooking alongside the roast as they soak up the savory broth. Potatoes, carrots, and onions contribute their distinct textures and flavors, becoming a medley of soft and caramelized perfection. The slow cooker magically transforms these simple ingredients into a cohesive symphony, ensuring that each bite is a balanced amalgamation of hearty meat and wholesome vegetables.

The broth, now a velvety elixir of beefy richness, serves as the unifying element that ties the entire dish together. It captures the essence of the slow-cooking process, marrying the flavors of the beef and vegetables into a cohesive and soul-satisfying experience. Every spoonful of the broth is a journey through layers of depth and complexity, a testament to the artistry of slow-cooked cuisine.

This Slow Cooker Pot Roast is not merely a meal; it is a culinary embrace, a comforting reminder of the joys of home-cooked goodness. As you savor each forkful, you are transported to a realm where time slows down, and the essence of slow-cooked perfection envelops your senses, leaving you with a lingering sense of warmth and contentment.

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3 lb chuck post
3 lbs quartered russet potatoes or baby potatoes
2 lbs quartered peeled carrots
1 tsp onion powder (or 1 sliced onion)
3 teaspoons minced garlic (optional)
½ cup prepared horseradish (do not use the sauce version)
4 cups beef stock

For the gravy:
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp butter
2 cups slow cooker cooking liquid


1. Heat the searing oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Season the chuck roast with salt and pepper. Sear the meat on all sides until browned.

2. Place the potatoes and carrots in the slow cooker. Season.

3. Add the seared chuck roast on top of the vegetables. If using onion powder, sprinkle it over the roast. Alternatively, add sliced onions and minced garlic.

4. Spread the prepared horseradish over the top of the roast.

5. Pour the beef stock into the slow cooker but around the meat, so horseradish isn’t disturbed.

6. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours, until the meat is tender and easily shreddable.

For the gravy:

1. Once the pot roast is done, remove the meat and vegetables from the slow cooker and set aside.

2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to make a roux.

3. Slowly add 2 cups of the cooking liquid from the slow cooker (make sure this is strained from slow cooker) to the roux while whisking continuously.

4. Cook the gravy until it thickens to your desired consistency.

5. Serve the pot roast with the vegetables and drizzle the gravy on top. Enjoy!

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