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Slow Cooker Pot Roast

A tender pot roast made in a slow cooker. This meat pratically melts in your mouth and is so flavorful.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pot roast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings 6
Author Joanna Stephens


  • 2.5 pound chuck roast
  • ½ cup worchestershire sauce
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup liquid smoke
  • 2 packages brown gravy mix
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil



  1. Mix salt, pepper, and paprika in a bowl and slather it on both sides of chuck roast.
  2. Then, in a large frying pan, add the olive oil and brown all the outer edges of this mouth watering pot roast. This helps seal in the juices and flavor.
  3. Place the mouth watering pot roast in the prepared crockpot (and by prepared, I simply mean use a crock pot bag--makes clean up a breeze).
  4. Next, you will want to add worchestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, and liquid smoke into a small bowl. Add the 2 packages of gravy mix and whisk until fully incorporated.
  5. Then lastly, add the minced garlic and stir/whisk for about 30 seconds. Pour this liquid over the soon to be mouth watering pot roast, it should cover most of the meat so that it doesn't dry out.
  6. Finally, put the lid on and cook on high for 4-6 hours. For a longer cook time, cook on low for 6-8 hours. Then ENJOY!