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Learn how to make this delicious and Easy Crock Pot Roast Recipe without any seasoning packets required. It is simple, absolutely amazing and gluten free.

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Crockpot Roast is the perfect meal to serve any day of the week. My favorite is to serve on Sunday to start the week off right. There is no need for using a seasoning packets. Just simple seasoning is all that is needed.

We love making easy slow cooker recipes for a delicious home cooked meal. Roast is one of our favorites because of how easy it is to make. You must try our Oven Roasted Pork Shoulder, Slow Cooker Venison Roast, Crock Pot Mississippi Roast Recipe or Crock Pot Dill Pickle Roast Recipe.

What is the Best Roast to Use:

We are using a chuck roast and it turned out amazing. The meat was so fall apart tender and the flavor was perfect. You could also use a rump roast slow cooker recipe or bottom round roast.

Whatever cut of meat you choose to use will be so tender after slow cooking. My family loved this recipe. It truly is the best pot roast recipe.


ingredients for recipe: carrots, potatoes, seasoning, onion, roast
  • Roast
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Yellow Onion
  • Beef Broth
  • Minced Garlic
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Cornstarch

For the full list of ingredients and recipe, scroll to the bottom for the recipe card.

Variations Ideas:

  • Ranch Seasoning – If you want a fun twist on flavor, consider adding in a homemade ranch mix.
  • Hint of Spice – Spice up the heat by pouring in some jarred jalapeños or pepperoncini’s.
  • Worcestershire Sauce – Add in a tablespoon or 2 of Worcestershire sauce
  • Change the Meat – Use different cuts of meat like round steak or flank steak.
  • Potatoes – Feel free to use red potatoes or Yukon Gold Potatoes for the perfect Sunday dinner.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – First, cut all of your vegetables into large chunks. You want them to be bigger so they will not turn into mush.
  • Step 2 – Second, add the beef to the crock pot and then place the potatoes and carrots around the roast. Then add onion to the crock pot as well.
crockpot of roast, potatoes, onion and carrots
  • Step 3 – Next, add all your seasonings and then the beef broth on top in the slow cooker.
  • Step 4 – Let this cook on low for 8-10 hours. You can cook on high for 4-5 hours if you prefer. I prefer a longer cook time for this recipe so that the beef is fork tender.
  • Step 5 – Once the roast has cooked, shred the beef and serve with your favorite side dishes.

How to Make the Gravy:

  • Step 1 – Use a small bowl and whisk the water and the cornstarch together to make a cornstarch slurry.
  • Step 2 – Take part of the broth mixture from the crock pot and put it in a sauce pan. Now, add in the water and cornstarch mixture in with the beef juice.
  • Step 3 – Whisk this all together and bring it to a boil. Make sure to stir it frequently for about 3 to 5 minutes. It should start to thicken. Keep in mind it will thicken some more as it cools.

The gravy is amazing and I like to drizzle it all over the roast, carrots and potatoes for the perfect comfort food.

Make sure to taste test the gravy before serving and add more salt and pepper if needed. This roast is also delicious with this brown gravy.

plate of roast with gravy and carrots and potatoes

Expert Tips:

  • Crock Pot – You will need a good crock pot for this recipe. I have been using a multi-cooker and I love it. You can brown the beef, slow cook the dinner and make the gravy all in the same pot.
  • Defrost the Beef – Make sure that the beef is fully defrosted before adding to the crock pot. This will ensure that the beef cooks evenly and is more tender.
  • Cut the veggies into large pieces – Since the beef requires a longer cook time, cut all the vegetables into larger pieces so that they don’t get too soft while cooking.
  • Don’t use Flour for the Gravy – I have found that cornstarch instead of flour works best to make the gravy for this roast. Cornstarch is flavorless so it thickens without changing the flavor of the droppings from the crock pot.

Serving Suggestions:

My kids always love when I make mashed potatoes and homemade rolls when I make rump roast crock pot recipe. But you can also make your potatoes and carrots in the roast.

Make sure to check out our What to Serve with Pot Roast for easy roast dish dish ideas.

plate of roast, potatoes and carrots


Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3-5 days or you can freeze the leftovers for up to 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should a roast Cook in crockpot?

We prefer our roast to cook on low for 8-10 hours depending on how your crock pot cooks. However, you can cook the roast on high as well.

If cooking on the high setting, 5 hours will be plenty of time for the roast to cook and be super tender.

Why is my crock pot roast not tender?

If your roast isn’t tender, that normally means it needs to be cooked longer. I prefer to cook my roast on low all day to insure that is it tender and falling apart.

Also, make sure you have enough liquid. We specifically use 4 cups of liquid to make sure your roast is tender.

Do you have to brown a roast before putting it in the crockpot?

No, you do not have to brown the roast. You can toss the roast in the slow cooker without any prep work.

However, if you like to brown your roast first that is totally fine. Some people prefer to brown the roast a few minutes on each side before slow cooking.

Place some olive oil in a large pan and make sure to sear the meat all sides if browning. After searing the meat, place it in the crock pot and add the other vegetables.

Can you use Baby Carrots?

Yes, you can use baby carrots. If so, make sure to use the thick baby carrots so that they don’t fall apart during the cook time.

Can you use wine in this recipe?

Yes, wine is delicious in this recipe. Replace ½ cup of the beef broth for red wine. Red cooking wine or a dry drinking wine would be delicious in this roast recipe.

Can this roast be cooked in the oven?

Yes, this roast can be cooked in the oven but I prefer making it in the crock pot because it’s easy and the beef is always fork tender with very little work.
If making this in an oven, you would want to cover it. Then cook it at a low temperature for 3-4 hours until the beef is tender.

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The Best Crock pot Roast Recipe

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The Best Crock pot Roast Recipe that you can make without seasoning packets. Try this easy slow cooker pot roast with veggies that taste amazing!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Shred Beef 5 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 people
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 468


  • Crockpot I use this Crockpot all the time!


  • 2 to 3 lbs roast
  • 1.5 lbs any potatoes of your choice cut into chunks (I used small baby yellow potatoes so there was not cutting)
  • 4 carrots peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 onion cut into chunks
  • 4 cups beef stock or broth one carton
  • 1 teaspoon minced Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup water for the gravy
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
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  • First cut all your vegetables into large chunks. You want them to be bigger so they will not turn into mush.
  • Add your roast to the crock pot and then place the vegetables around the roast.
  • Add all your seasonings.
  • Next add in the beef stock.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours.
  • Shred the beef.
  • Now, time to make the gravy. In a small bowl whisk together the ¼ cup of water and the cornstarch.
  • Remove 2 cups of the liquid from the crock pot and place in a sauce pan.
  • Whisk in the water and cornstarch mixture in with the beef juice.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring frequently for 3-5 minutes until it begins to thicken. It will thicken as it cools as well.
  • Drizzle the gravy over the roast, potatoes, and carrots and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving 10ounces, Calories 468kcal, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 58g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 147mg, Sodium 618mg, Potassium 1327mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 6795IU, Vitamin C 16.2mg, Calcium 76mg, Iron 8.8mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    I would just leave these ingredients and you don’t need to substitute them with anything else.

  2. trisha says:

    5 stars
    im not very good at cooking never was
    but you make your recipes so easy to follow
    and in the hard times we live in now
    it does not cost to much to make a tasty meal

  3. Sammy says:

    I made this today as an experiment for my husband who is going on a ski trip and doesn’t want too many steps, like searing and sautéing. It turned out just right and we have a new favorite recipe. Thank you Carrie.

  4. Carrie Barnard says:

    Yes I have done that and it is great!

  5. Erlene Johnson says:

    I’m going to sear my roast in a pan first, then add it to the crockpot. Has anyone else done this before?

  6. Melissa says:

    5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious. The seasonings were perfect. Thank you for the recipe. ??

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