Slow Cooker Pot Roast


1  (5 pound) chuck roast, salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, or as needed

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

8 ounces sliced mushrooms

1 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon butter

1½  tablespoons all-purpose flour

1  tablespoon tomato paste

1½  cups chicken broth

1 cup dry red wine

3 medium carrots, cut into chunks

2 stalks celery, cut into chunks

1 sprig fresh rosemary

2 sprigs fresh thyme


Recipe Yields 8 Servings

Prep 20 mins 

Cook 6 hrs 30 min 

Ready In 6 hrs 50 mins



1. Generously season both sides of roast with salt and pepper. Sprinkle flour over the top until well coated, and pat it into the meat. Shake off any excess.

2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Sear the roast on both sides for 5-6 minutes each, until well browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

3. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in mushrooms and butter; cook for 3-4 minutes.

4. Stir in onion; cook for 5 minutes, until onions are translucent and begin to brown. Add garlic, stir for about a minute.

5. Stir in 1½ tablespoons flour; cook and stir for about 1 minute. Add tomato paste, and cook for another minute.

6. Slowly add chicken stock and red wine, stir to combine, and return to a simmer. Remove skillet from the heat.

7. Place carrots and celery in the slow cooker. Place roast over the vegetables and pour in any accumulated juices.  Add rosemary and thyme.

8. Pour onion and mushroom mixture over the top of the roast. Cover slow cooker, turn to high and cook the roast for 5-6 hours, until the meat is fork tender.

9. Skim off any fat from the surface. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Delicious served with mashed potatoes.

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