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Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
12 Hours 10 Mins
Stand Time
15 Mins
Makes 4 to 6 servings

New to making pot roasts? 15 minutes of prep is all that’s required for this easy, no-fuss slow cooker-dish. Prep the chuck roast in the morning and let it cook all day so the meat will be tender, juicy, and ready to eat when you come home from work. Serve the simple gravy over the roast and carrots. Pro tip: Add potatoes into the slow cooker 1 hour before dish is ready or serve over garlicky mashed potatoes.

How to Make It

Step 1

Rub roasts evenly with 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper.

Step 2

Brown roasts on all sides in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat (about 10 minutes). Place roasts, side by side, in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add carrots and remaining ingredients.

Step 3

Cook, covered, on LOW 10 to 12 hours or until tender. Remove roast and vegetables, and shred meat. Pour gravy mixture from slow cooker into a 4-cup measuring cup or fat strainer, and let stand 15 minutes. Spoon or pour fat out of gravy mixture in cup or fat strainer, and discard. Serve gravy with shredded roast and carrots.

Ratings & Reviews

ginaCav's Review

April 17, 2013
this was good, I just added more broth than required and served it over garlic mashed potatoes. the whole family liked it!

MegLee's Review

May 30, 2009
Wonderful recipe! I am brand new at making pot roasts so this was a really easy, well tasting dish. I added some potatoes too, about 45 minutes before the end of the cooking time. Very good and reheats well too!

SLEBARB's Review

August 22, 2014

Cookingathome's Review

August 24, 2014
Delicious, easy recipe. I added 1 cup of cold coffee and eliminated the red wine. It turned out great!

ShellyV's Review

March 09, 2010
Fantastic recipe! The beef is so tender and the carrots were excellent! I did not use vegetable oil when browning the beef. The pan I used didn't require it. I also used roasted garlic petite tomatoes. Love that this is a crockpot recipe too!


May 12, 2016
This was easy to prepare and very tasty.  I added white potatoes in the crock pot.  Yummy