There’s nothing like a fall apart tender roast that’s cooked low and slow along with some fresh veggies and a seasonings to highlight all of it’s delicious flavors. This meal is one of the easiest meals you’ll ever make. Yes there are countless ways to prepare a pot roast. You can be professional and brown the roast in some olive oil prior to slow cooking, as well as sauteing some sliced onions and freshly minced garlic. To me though, a slow cook meal is a hassle free meal. One that you can toss in and go. A busy day one pot meal. So, I created this recipe to be just that, no browning or sauteing required. The hardest part of this meal is dicing the potatoes, yes that’s just how easy it is. Anyone can make this and everyone will utterly and completely enjoy it! Flavorful, unbelievably simple and amazingly delicious.
If you want you can throw it all in from the beginning (roast first then veggies on top), I just prefer that my veggies don’t turn to mush. That’s why I prepared it as listed but just do what works for you. Also, if you’d like you can also use red potatoes in place of the Russet potatoes. Enjoy!
- 2 1/2 lbs chuck roast
- 1 1/4 cups beef broth
- 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 3/4 tsp dried Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 4 medium Russet potatoes, scrubbed and rinsed then diced into chunks about 3/4" - 1"
- 12 oz. baby carrots
- Place chuck roast in a slow cooker. Pour beef broth over roast, and drizzle with Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder then season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on LOW heat 7 hours.
- Remove roast to a large plate or cutting board, reserving broth in slow cooker (it should be fall apart tender so it will likely break apart when you lift it out). Add diced potatoes and baby carrots to slow cooker in broth (the broth should cover the veggies), return roast to slow cooker placing on top of vegetables. Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 - 1 1/2 hours, or until vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork. Plate and ladle with broth in slow cooker.
- Recipe Source: Cooking Classy