Savory Slow-Cooked Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots


Indulge in the comforting flavors of our Savory Slow-Cooked Pot Roast, accompanied by tender potatoes and carrots. This dish is a symphony of rich, hearty flavors, featuring a succulent roast that's been slow-cooked to perfection, melding seamlessly with the earthy sweetness of the vegetables. It's a classic family favorite that promises to warm both heart and home.

Savory Slow-Cooked Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 4-6 hours (slow cooker) or 2-3 hours (oven)
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes to 6 hours 20 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 6 people. 
  • Each serving includes a portion of pot roast and a helping of potatoes and carrots.

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 500 kcal
  • Protein: 40 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 120 mg
  • Sodium: 750 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g


  • Beef chuck roast: 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)
  • Potatoes, peeled and quartered: 6 medium
  • Carrots, peeled and chopped: 4
  • Onion, chopped: 1 large
  • Garlic, minced: 3 cloves
  • Beef broth: 480 ml (2 cups)
  • Red wine: 120 ml (1/2 cup)
  • Worcestershire sauce: 2 tbsp
  • Olive oil: 2 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper: to taste
  • Fresh thyme and rosemary: for garnish

Method of Preparation

Brown the Roast

  • Season the roast with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and brown the roast on all sides.

Slow Cook the Roast

  • Transfer the roast to a slow cooker. Add potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic.
  • Pour in beef broth, red wine, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours, or until the roast is tender.

(Alternatively) Oven Cook

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F).
  • Place the browned roast and vegetables in a roasting pan. Add the liquids.
  • Cover and cook in the oven for 2-3 hours.


  • Slice or shred the roast. Serve with the vegetables and some cooking liquid.
  • Garnish with fresh thyme and rosemary.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Searing the roast before slow cooking enhances its flavor and texture.
  • Add a bay leaf to the cooking liquid for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Let the roast rest for a few minutes before slicing for maximum juiciness.


Can I make this dish without a slow cooker?

Yes, follow the oven method for equally delicious results.

How can I thicken the cooking liquid for a gravy?

Mix a little flour or cornstarch with water and stir into the pot for the last 30 minutes of cooking.

Can I add other vegetables?

Certainly! Mushrooms, parsnips, or turnips also work well in this dish.