Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The best pot roast recipe ever.  It cooks in the crock pot making the meat perfectly moist and tender from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Quick...name a favorite comfort food from your childhood. 
Today I am sharing my favorite comfort food, my mom's pot roast.  Only I make mine in my crock pot.  Which is wonderful because I can enjoy it on a hot summer day without heating up the house with the oven going all afternoon and it's great for busy days when you need to be out of the house most of the day.  You get to come home to the delicious smells of dinner cooking and know dinner is almost ready with this great recipe for pot roast.  I always use a rump roast.  When they go on sale at the grocery store, I try to buy a few and freeze for when we're in the mood for pot roast, which is quite often.



This post contains affiliate links. Your cost is the same, but I earn a commission when you shop through them.  Your purchase helps support this site and the fun things I share. For more information, click here.


Brown the pot roast on all sides before adding it to the crock pot. 
Brown the Pot Roast from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.



Cook your pot roast until you can stick a knife into the center of the roast EASILY.
Pot Roast is done when you can stick a knife easily in the center from Walking on Sunshine Recipes


Remove the roast to a cutting board and cover with foil.  Pour the broth from the crock pot through a fine sieve, you should have about 2 cups. We need this for our gravy.  Now on to making the GRAVY. We will have a thick, delicious gravy, don't worry! I always make any gravy, this way. You will NEVER have lumps!

In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.
Melt the butter in a saucepan from Walking on Sunshine Recipes


Once completely melted, add 2 tablespoons of flour.  Cook the flour in the butter for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
Flour and Butter cooked for gravy from Walking on Sunshine Recipes

Now, add 2 cups of the beautiful broth your roast was cooking in, reserving any extra or adding water if you need to.  You need 2 cups of broth to make the gravy.
Add 2 cups of beef broth to the butter and flour mixture from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Stirring constantly, cook until your gravy thickens.
Homemade gravy for pot roast from Walking on Sunshine Recipes


print recipe

Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

Sunday dinner just like mom used to make! This is the easiest pot roast recipe ever. It cooks in the crock pot making the meat perfectly moist and tender from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

INGREDIENTS:

For the Pot Roast
  • Rump Roast
  • 2 TBS. Oil
  • 2 Beef Bouillon Cubes
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • Salt and Pepper
For the Gravy
  • 2 TBS. Butter
  • 2 TBS. Flour
  • 2 Cups of Beef Broth; from the crock pot

INSTRUCTIONS:

For the Pot Roast
  1. Heat the 2 TBS. oil in a heavy pan on the stove. Add the rump roast to the pan and brown on all sides; seasoning with salt and pepper.
  2. Once the pot roast is browned on all sides, place it in the crock pot. Add the two beef bouillon cubes and the two cups of water.
  3. Cook for six to eight hours on LOW or four to six hours on high. Your pot roast is done when you can stick a knife in the center easily.
For the Gravy
  1. In a small saucepan, melt the 2 TBS. of butter.
  2. Add the 2 TBS. of flour and stir; allowing the flour to cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add the 2 cups of reserved broth from the crock pot. If you need to, you can add water if you don't have enough broth from the crock pot.
  4. Stir and simmer until the gravy thickens to the consistency you desire.
Serve with mashed potatoes and a vegetable and DINNER is ready!
Sunday dinner and the easiest recipe for pot roast cooked in the crock pot from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.

Sunday dinner and the easiest recipe for pot roast cooked in the crock pot from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.





Never miss a post from Walking on Sunshine Recipes.  Click on the box below to Sign up NOW and get new posts delivered to your inbox just once a week.  I'll also send you a printable weekly menu to use to help plan your family's meals.  You can also follow along with me on Facebook,  PinterestInstagram and Twitter.

25 comments :

  1. You're making me hungry for a roast and it's only 7:35 am here! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your pot roast looks delicious and your gravy looks so good. I think I need to pull a roast out of the freezer now :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. YUMM!! Sounds so good.

    I think you and I must be related. I have always made gravy the same way you do. I also make a roux of the melted butter and flour, add a can of peas to make creamed peas. delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Lois,

    I love using my crockpot in the summer. As a matter of fact, it's going to be put to use today for cheese ravioli. But my your roast looks and sounds good! Great gravy tip too!

    Have a great Wednesday!
    Tammy

    ReplyDelete
  5. Morning Lois,
    I saw your question yesterday but didn't know what to answer so figured I would think about it and answer later. When I have been sick I do like a steak, baked potato and salad after for some reason.

    I think I might have just come up with mine.........after seeing your wonderful pot roast and veggies.
    Works for me! Nothing like a good pot roast for sure.

    Hope you are doing well my friend,
    blessings, nellie

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow! Looks like a typical down-home American dinner. Yummy beef!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Mmmmmm that is like comfort food at it's best, for me :) Looks amazing :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Mmmmm... that looks delicious. So good!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks to you and your Mom for the recipe. I'll have to try out my crock pot. Makes me hungry just seeing your photos.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sounds wonderful. I like to make roasts in the crock pot, too. :)

    When making your gravy...you don't add any extra salt or pepper? (I suck at gravy making and any tips are helpful!)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Now that is perfect comfort food. Looks delicious.

    ReplyDelete
  12. You gave me a couple of ideas for my next pot roast - I just made one last weekend. So tell me though - what does the knife signify - I know done - but why? I am probably dumb here. sandie

    ReplyDelete
  13. Looks good, Lois. I haven't used my crockpot in a while, I need to in this hot weather!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I haven't made a pot roast for awhile... Should do it again. We always had pot roast on Sundays at home growing up.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Have just bought a crock pot so am madly looking around for recipes-
    glad I found this one!

    x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thank you for sharing this at the crock pot party. I already have this one pinned. YUUUUUMMMMMMYYYYY!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. That's the way I cook mine. So good.

    ReplyDelete
  18. G'day and wow Lois, never did a pot roast in the slow cooker before, true!
    Yours looks very moist an bet it tasted great too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://whatsonthelist.net

    ReplyDelete
  19. Dear Lois, This looks delicious and hearty. Truly perfect comfort food. Blessings, Catherine xo

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is my favorite way to cook a roast! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

    ReplyDelete
  21. Making my mouth water! Thank for linking up!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Looks fabulous!T hanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Pinned! Have a great week!
    Kim

    ReplyDelete
  23. My mom always made roast in the crock pot at least 2-3 times a month. It's a classic! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the #HomeMattersParty

    ReplyDelete

ShareThis