Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Vegetables

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast with PotatoesNeed a recipe that is totally easy to make and tastes delicious with very little work involved? This slow cooker pot roast and vegetables is perfect! Just a few minutes of prep and after hours in the slow cooker, you’ll have amazingly tender and flavorful roast beef, potatoes, and carrots. It’s comfort food without all the added ingredients found in comfort casseroles. In fact, if you omit the potatoes, you’ve got a delicious paleo meal! Too bad the smell can’t come through the computer! It’s sooooo good! Slow cooker balsamic pot roastMy mom has been making roast like this for ages. Throw the onions, potatoes, and carrots in the crock pot with the meat on top. That was pretty much it. No pan searing, no extra water or liquid. And, it always came out great. Recently though, I’ve seen a lot of roast recipes calling for balsamic vinegar. I have a HUGE bottle of it in my spice/cooking cabinet, so I decided to give it a shot. The results were fabulous with really tender beef and just a very mild hint of the balsamic flavor. YUM! Easy Crock Pot Beef RoastIf you forget to put this in until lunchtime, the results when cooking on high are still fine (in fact, this one cooked on high for part of the time). But, if you remember and have the time to let this really slow cook on low for 6-8 hours, the tenderness of the beef is amazing! Now I’m hungry!

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Vegetables

This slow cooker pot roast is easy to make and delicious!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main
Servings: 6
Author: Sara @ Mom Endeavors


  • 1 3-4 pound boneless roast
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 4-6 red potatoes quartered
  • 4-6 carrots
  • 1 C broth beef or vegetable is ideal
  • 1/2 C balsamic vinegar


  • Wash and cut vegetables. Cut onion into think slices. Quarter potatoes and carrots.
  • Place cut vegetables in the slow cooker, onions first.
  • Place roast on top of vegetables.
  • Pour liquids over the meat.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours.


*The numbers of potatoes and carrots really depends on the size of the vegetable itself and the size of your slow cooker. You definitely want at least one per person - two if the carrots & potatoes are on the small side!
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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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8 Responses

    1. Hi Andrew,
      You can definitely taste a hint of the balsamic, but we didn’t find it too overpowering. I actually make it like this a lot!

  1. I was just thinking yesterday that I need to find some slow cooker recipes that can cook for up to 8 hours. Since school started a few weeks ago, the kids and I have been grabbing fast food on the way home because everyone is crying, “I’m hungry!” At least if I did a one dish slow cooker meal, it would be healthier and hot and ready when we got home. Win-win.

    I wish I could personally thank the person who invented the Crock Pot. 🙂

  2. Hello Sara ,,Thanks for the tip on this recipe ,,it looks easy and tasty ,just what I’m looking for ,,Will be my first time trying it today as other times I have tried in past have failed as far as tough and not so tasty ,,So I will give the thumbs up or down tonight with my outcome ?

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