Classic Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast
The slow cooker beef pot roast is a classic meal. It has tender meat, and an assortment of vegetables, and a special gravy. The best part is that this delicious meal only takes about fifteen minutes to prepare! Within just fifteen minutes and a few steps of unsupervised preparations, you’re set to have a perfect dinner.
Another notable thing about this dish is that it’s a balance of everything your body needs. You have the beef for proteins. You also have an assortment of vegetables for nutrition. The mixture creates a unique texture and an overall enjoyable dish. Here are the steps on how to prepare it.
Prepare the slow cooker or pan
Heat the pan that you will use. Place it over the stove that is set to medium-high. You can also brown in your slow cooker by setting the heat to medium-high. Add a thin layer of canola oil into the pot or pan. Wait for the oil to sizzle and ripple. That’s your signal to add in the roast.
Prepare to brown the roast
You need about four to five pounds of chuck roast. Season the roast with some Kosher salt, pepper, and thyme. Use about two teaspoons of salt because you need enough to season the vegetables, too. If you are sensitive to sodium, you can decrease the amount.
Brown the roast by placing it into the pan. Cook each side for about four to five minutes. Do not skip this step because it will leave you with a delicious and crispy crust.
Cook it in the slow cooker
Place your chopped carrots, potatoes, and garlic in the slow cooker. On top of the vegetables, add the meat. Afterward, add the beef broth. Place the lid on the slow cooker and then cook it for eight to ten hours on low heat. You can turn up the heat to high and then cook it for five to six hours instead.
Add some finishing touches
On the final hour of cooking, mix some cornstarch and water together. Add it into the broth and stir well. This will make your soup thicken. You can also add some gravy or any vegetables you prefer. You have the freedom to be a bit creative so that you can achieve the perfect pot roast.