Pot Roast made in the Crock Pot is Sunday dinner at its best! This is the easiest pot roast recipe ever resulting in the meat cooking perfectly moist and tender every single time. Let me show you how to make this family-favorite dinner.
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Pot Roast – Sunday Dinner at its Best
Quick! Name a favorite comfort food from your childhood. Today I am sharing my favorite comfort food, my mom’s pot roast recipe.
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.
Type of Roast to Use
Rump Roast – 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.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Beef Bouillon – this is the brand I just started using. It’s amazing!
- Measuring Cups
- Stainless Mesh Sieve or Strainer
- Wire Whisk
Make sure you print out the recipe below and save it for later!
Ingredients for the Pot Roast:
- Rump Roast
- Vegetable Oil
- Beef Bouillon Cubes
- Salt and Pepper
- In a heavy pan, brown the pot roast on all sides in a few tablespoons of oil. Season each side with salt and pepper.
- Once the roast is browned, add it to the crock pot that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
- Add 2 cups of water and 2 beef bouillon cubes. My favorite is Knorr.
How Long to Cook the Pot Roast
Cooking the pot roast can take anywhere from 6 to 8 hours depending on the size of the rump roast you’re using and how fast your crock pot cooks. All crock pots cook differently. I have two crock pots. One of them cooks really fast and the other cooks really slow.
Here’s a tip I learned from my mom, cook your pot roast until you can stick a small pairing knife into the center of the roast EASILY. That tells you the meat is cooked to perfection!
How to Make Gravy for the Pot Roast
Now on to making the GRAVY. We will have a thick, delicious gravy, don’t worry! This is the method I use to make gravy all the time. You will never have lumps!
- Butter; 2 tbsp.
- Flour; 2 tbsp.
- 2 cups of reserved beef broth from the crock pot
- After the pot roast is completely cooked, remove it from the crock pot and place on a cutting board and cover with foil.
- Pour the broth from the crock pot through a fine sieve that’s been placed over a glass or metal bowl.
- You should have about 2 cups of liquid. This is what we will use to make the gravy.
- In a small saucepan, melt 2 tbsp of butter.
- Once completely melted, add 2 tbsp of flour.
- Cook the flour in the butter for a few minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add 2 cups of the reserved broth and stir.
- Stir constantly, cook until your gravy thickens.
Serve the pot roast with mashed potatoes and a vegetable and DINNER is ready!
More Easy Crock Pot Recipes
- Crock Pot Salsa Chicken
- Potato and Corn Chowder
- Homemade Tomato Sauce with Meatballs
- Easy Shredded Chicken Recipe
- Bacon Wrapped Chicken
All crock pots cook differently. You'll know when the pot roast is completely cooked when you can stick a small pairing knife in the center of the pot roast easily. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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For the Gravy
For the Pot Roast
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Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 408mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g
All crock pots cook differently. You'll know when the pot roast is completely cooked when you can stick a small pairing knife in the center of the pot roast easily.
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