Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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I realize I haven’t used my slow cooker very much this year.  I’m not sure if it’s because it hasn’t been that cold outside or if I just haven’t wanted to get it out.   I’ve been lacking motivation when it comes to cooking and have been cooking things that take under 20 minutes or so.  I know what you are thinking, the slow cooker only takes a few minutes to prep but I can’t seem to get it together in the mornings.

The whole family will enjoy this tasty Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes.

Last week Certified Angus Beef roasts were on sale at the market so I bought two of them.   I had no clue what I was going to do with them but when they are buy one get one free I pick them up!  I looked around for some easy recipes using a beef roast and found one for a slow cooker pot roast.

Now I’ve made other roasts in the slow cooker before and I know that it cooks them really tender.   That’s not what I was worried about.  I was more worried about the actual flavor.   I find most roasts have a bland beefy flavor and that’s about it.  I wanted a better flavor from my slow cooker meal.

Looking for a delicious and easy to make weeknight meal? Try this tasty Slow Cooker Pot Roast with carrots and potatoes.

This recipe calls for a Dijon mustard and herb rub to go all over the roast before cooking.  I thought that actually sounded pretty good so I decided to go for it.  It also helped that this recipe calls for potatoes and carrots to go in the slow cooker as well so it’s a complete meal that can be prepared in about 10 minutes.

I happen to make this on a Saturday so I put it in the slow cooker around 10 in the morning and then we ate around 2 in the afternoon.  We like doing mid-day meals on the weekends.  It’s just easier to do one meal instead of two especially when we are running around doing a bunch of things.

Love the bold flavors in this easy to make Slow Cooker Pot Roast

The roast ended up turning out great.  It was tender and easy to pull apart.  The potatoes and carrots were well cooked.  While it still had a definite beefy flavor it also had a bit of spice and tang from the Dijon mustard.   We enjoyed the flavor of the meal and it was nice that everything was ready in the slow cooker and that I didn’t have to prepare anything on the stove top.  Give this meal a try when time is short!

The whole family will enjoy this tasty Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Yield: serves 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

A delicious Dijon herb blend covers this pot roast and flavors the potatoes and carrots as well.


  • 1 (3 lb) Certified Angus Beef roast
  • 1 lb. red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 c. baby carrots
  • 1/4 c. Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 c. beef broth


  1. Place the potatoes and carrots in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl combine the Dijon mustard, rosemary, garlic cloves, thyme, and black pepper, Mix well.
  3. Rub the Dijon mustard mixture all over the beef roast and place it in the slow cooker.
  4. Sprinkle the chopped onions around the sides of the beef roast. Slowly pour the beef broth around the sides of the beef roast as well.
  5. Cook for 4 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low.


Recipe adapted fromTaste of Home


Try this tasty Slow Cooker Pot Roast with carrots and potatoes!

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