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The Perfect Crock Pot Roast

This is a tried and true roast recipe that I have enjoyed since my childhood!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot Roast
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 586kcal
Author: Aunt Lou


  • 2.5 lb beef roast
  • 5 potatoes peeled and sliced into wedges
  • 1 bag of baby carrots
  • 2 medium onions halved
  • 2 pkgs brown gravy mix
  • 2 cups water


  • Spray your crock pot with cooking spray
  • Place your roast in your 6- quart crock pot (I used my Hamilton Beach Programmable Insulated Slow Cooker.)
  • Surround your roast with your potato wedges, onion halves and carrots
  • Mix together one of your brown gravy mixes with 1 c cold water
  • Pour over your roast and veggies
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours (total)
  • An hour before serving, mix together your remaining brown gravy mix and 1 c cold water
  • Pour over roast and veggies
  • Cover again for the last hour of cooking.



  • We used brown gravy mix in this recipe. 
  • I made up The Perfect Crock Pot Roast in good ol' Sir Hamilton (my Hamilton Beach Programmable Insulated Slow Cooker).  Your favorite 5-6 quart slow cooker will work great as well. 
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  • As with any of our recipes, calorie counts and nutritional information varies greatly depending on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.
  • All slow cookers cook differently, so cooking times are always a basic guideline and should always be tested first in your own slow cooker and time adjusted as needed.


Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 223mg | Potassium: 1933mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 34.4mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 13.5mg