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5 Top Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipes

Fall and winter are the perfect seasons for pot roast, so grab your slow cooker and buy a beef roast. Try one of our Test Kitchen’s 5 best slow cooker pot roast recipes for an effortless, hearty meal the whole family will love. Join the slow cooking community by sharing your favorites on Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook and be sure to tag @hamiltonbeach. We look forward to seeing all your mouthwatering meals!

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast 

This is one we call “the best of the best.” It’s the tried-and-true homestyle pot roast our test kitchen has been making for years. You just can’t beat a classic, and with chunky potatoes, carrots and onions, this hearty family meal is sure to invoke childhood memories of supper at grandma’s house.

Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Vegetables

We use bottom round roast and whole baby red potatoes for a sliceable roast perfect for a “meat and potatoes” meal. Test kitchen tip: if you have a stovetop safe slow cooker, try browning the meat and sautéing the onions and garlic in the crock before adding the rest of the ingredients, and then let it slow cook for 8 hours on low.

Slow Cooker Oktoberfest Pot Roast

To make this dish, simply pick a seasonal pumpkin beer and toss it in the crock with sweet potatoes, onions and a beef roast. The combination of pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin beer will add tons of fall flavor to your meal.

Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon

We adapted this Julia Child classic for the slow cooker, which makes food lovers on a time crunch extremely happy. This dish is perfect for a date night at home and goes great with a glass of red wine. You can serve the stew over mashed potatoes or thick, fresh bread.

Slow Cooker Asian Beef Roast 

There are a ton of ways to use this Asian-inspired pot roast recipe, so it’s okay to be creative. Pile it on a baguette with radishes and carrots for a banh mi-like sandwich, or shred the beef and serve it over rice with veggies for a healthier option. This beef pot roast is perfect for portioning out weekdays meals or take-along lunches.

Now that you have our top slow cooker pot roast recipes, make sure you put the leftovers to good use! Here are some ideas for making the meal go even further:

pot roast pot pie, pot roast po’ boys, and simple stovetop meat sauce. Enjoy!

More slow cooker recipes you need to try:


And a bonus beef roast recipe for the holidays:


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  1. This is a very good and simple one too! Mississippi Roast.

    1 3-4 lb chuck roast
    1. Envelope ranch dressing
    1. Envelope au jus mix
    1. Stick butter
    5-7 pepperoncini peppers

    Put roast in slow cooker, cover with ranch and au jus mix. Place stick of butter on top, surround with peppers. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
    Serve with mashed potatoes or another starch. Drippings make awesome gravy!

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