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Pot Roast

We finally were able to get around to making this recipe for the first time. Again, this is an combination of a few pot roast recipes found in the Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook.

pot roast

Pot Roast

Nothing beats coming home to a fully prepared meal. This recipe slow cooks all day while you're hard at work, running errands, or just having a fun day out with family and friends.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 1064 kcal


  • 3 pounds chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons oil optional for browning the roast
  • 4 medium potatoes 2 inch cubes
  • 1 pound carrots peeled and cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 2 celery ribs, thick sliced
  • 1 large onion thick sliced


  • 10.75 oz Cream of Mushroom soup canned
  • 1 oz dry onion soup mix
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Morton Nature's Seasons Seasoning Blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Optional: Add oil to pan. Add roast. Turn evenly to brown all sides of roast.
  • Put potatoes and carrots in bottom of slow cooker.
  • Place roast on top of vegetables.
  • Put onion and celery around the meat.
  • In small bowl, add the gravy ingredients. Stir to combine.
  • Pour gravy over meat and vegetables.
  • Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.


Prepare Ahead: Clean and cut produce. Place carrots and potatoes in a container. Place onion, and celery in a different container. If leaving in the fridge overnight, cover the produce with water and drain before placing in the slow cooker. If freezing, use Ziploc bags and remove as much air as possible before placing in the freezer. Thaw before placing in the slow cooker.
Alternate: Skip the potatoes and reduce the water to 1/4 cup. Serve with mashed potatoes on the side.
Keyword slow cooker

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By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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