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Recipe: How to Make Pot Roast in the Crock Pot

Sunday dinner at it's best with this easy recipe for Pot Roast made in the Crock Pot! 
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'm going to show you how to make pot roast in the 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 made in the crock pot.
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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.

Pot Roast made in the Crock Pot

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

How to Make Gravy for the Pot Roast

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

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.

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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.


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


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.

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

  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 :)

  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.

  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!

  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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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

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

  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.

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


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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

  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


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