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Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Gravy

This Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Gravy is what comfort food is all about. Hearty, warm, and full of savory goodness in every bite.

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March is a fickle gal. Being the third month of the year, March marks the end of winter and the start of spring. She brings us daylight savings.

Sun sets later = yay.

Lose an hour sleep = boo.

March is also notorious for her rollercoaster weather every year. Despite the sudden weather plummet (seriously, a 30-degree drop in one day?!) and feisty 40-mph winds that render hairspray useless…I still gotta love March.

After all, it’s my family’s birthday month. My brother, cousin, and myself all have birthdays in March. Even Baby Bulldog turns 1 next week. He’ll chew on his new bone while the rest of us inhale cake.

Plus, it’s the only month we’re encouraged to sport knee-high green shamrock socks while eating tender corned beef with cabbage.

If corned beef isn’t your jam, there’s this delicious Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Gravy…

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This Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Gravy is what comfort food is all about. Hearty, savory, and satisfying.

The gravy is what makes this pot roast so yummy. Serve this up with rice, buttered noodles, crusty bread, or creamy mashed potatoes.

Here’s to March.🍀

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A Pot of Slow-Cooked Beef with Carrot

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Gravy

5 from 2 ratings
This Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Gravy is what comfort food is all about. Hearty, warm, and full of savory goodness in every bite.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Author: Amy Dong


  • 4 lbs beef chuck roast, boneless
  • 4 TB olive oil
  • 6 whole carrots, peeled/roughly sliced
  • 6 stalks celery, roughly sliced
  • 2 whole onions, quartered and roughly sliced
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 4 TB tomato paste
  • 3 cups beef broth, regular strength
  • 2 TB corn starch, dissolved in 2 TB water
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • freshly chopped parsley for garnish


  • Trim beef of some excess fat, but don’t trim it fully. Use paper towels to dry beef thoroughly. Slice roast into 8 even pieces. Generously season all sides of beef with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, pressing down to adhere seasoning to meat.
  • In a large Dutch oven or large pot (not nonstick,) heat up 2 TB olive oil over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, brown half of the beef pieces on all sides. Repeat with other 2 TB olive oil and remaining pieces of beef. Transfer beef to slow cooker and set aside.
  • In the original Dutch oven or large pot, add the carrots, celery, onion, and garlic over medium high heat. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to the slow cooker.
  • Pour wine into the Dutch oven or large pot and deglaze over medium heat, scraping any leftover bits from the bottom of pot. Reduce to simmer, and simmer about 4 minutes or until liquid is almost reduced by half. Add wine mixture to the slow cooker. Add bay leaves.
  • Fill slow cooker with broth and cook 12 hours on low or 6 hours on high. Transfer meat and veggies to a serving platter and keep warm; skim fat off the liquid in slow cooker.
  • Make gravy: In a saucepan, stir tomato paste for 1 minute over medium heat. Add the liquid from slow cooker and whisk until combined. Add kosher salt and pepper to taste. Add dissolved corn starch mixture to the liquid; bring to a boil and stir until thickened to a gravy consistency. Pour gravy over the pot roast with veggies. Garnish with parsley if desired. Serve with rice, buttered noodles, crusty bread, or potatoes.


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Nutrition (per serving)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 497mg | Potassium: 615mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: Amerian
Diet: Gluten Free
Method: Crockpot, Slow Cooker

Source: Chew Out Loud

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Recipe Rating


    • Irish Dad
    • 5 stars

    Amy, your style of recipe writing is so spot on ! It’s concise.
    Thanks to you, I nailed your pot roast dish . The gravy was the pinnacle of the meal.
    Thank You.
    A Irish Dad

      • Amy Dong

      That’s awesome; so glad you loved it! 🙂

    • yvonne

    This is GREAT! Thank you so much for your recipes!

      • chewoutloud

      Love that you all loved it! 🙂

    • Karen M. Chapman

    Simple and delicious!! I love to serve it over sourdough bread.

      • chewoutloud

      So glad you liked it, Karen! Sourdough sounds perfect with this 🙂

    • kumamonjeng

    I have just boutha a slow cooker and this recipe seems easy to make, futhermore it has all my favorite ingredient. I should cook at night so that tomorrow I can bring to office for my lunch.

    • Rachel

    I made your Carrot Cake! It was awesome. I cut some of the sugar and carrots.. it was still awesome. Moist and just right!!!!!!

      • chewoutloud

      Awesome, Rachel! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂

    • Chey

    This was delicious! I am truly loving your site. Recipes are easy, your photos are beautiful, love the variety of recipes. I have spread the word with friends….. 🙂

      • chewoutloud

      So so happy you loved it, Chey! YAY! Thanks for coming over to let us know 🙂

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