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Crockpot Chuck Roast Recipe

Crockpot Chuck Roast Recipe is melt in your mouth tender. Chuck roast is slow cooked with potatoes, carrots, onions, coffee and vegetable broth to create a flavorful meal. Put this crock pot roast recipe on your holiday table, or let it cook on a busy day and come home to a warm, comforting meal.

Crockpot Chuck Roast Recipe with potatoes

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CROCKPOT CHUCK ROAST RECIPE

Happy Christmas Eve to those that celebrate Christmas!

I hope you guys have a relaxing, food filled holiday spent with your loved ones.

Today’s Crockpot Chuck Roast Recipe is the type of dish that melts in your mouth. It is one of my favorite meals to make at the holidays and is an easy recipe.

If you are still looking for holiday meal ideas, this one would be a hit. It also works great on those busy weeknights or a sunday supper.

Another great idea for the holidays is this recipe for The Best Roast Beef or this Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast.

One bite of this tender pot roast and you and your guests will be sold!

The ingredient that sets this slow cooker pot roast apart from others is the freshly brewed coffee.  

The acidity of the coffee helps to tenderize the meat when it cooks in the slow cooker and creates a rich depth of flavor.

I decided to use coffee in this Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe to help infuse a little extra flavor in the pot roast.

Crockpot Chuck Roast Recipe on white plate

I promise it tastes wonderful and the coffee is more of a subtle flavor to help give the pot roast extra flavor and gives it that melt in your mouth texture.

The juices from the coffee infuse throughout the whole pot roast creating a tender beef meal. It really is the best pot roast recipe.

This pairs nicely with the tender potatoes and carrots and a fresh side salad.

I promise your family will be asking for seconds.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS SLOW COOKER POT ROAST RECIPE?

BEEF: The cut of meat I used is a 3 1/2 to 4 pound boneless chuck roast for this pot roast recipe. I cut it in half against the grain to fit in the crockpot.

I love the way that cut of beef cooks in the slow cooker and becomes fall apart tender and creates a juicy pot roast. It makes such a delicious roast.

This cut works nicely in a lot of recipes like these Slow Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches or these Slow Cooker 4 Ingredient Shredded Beef Tacos.

VEGETABLES AND POTATOES: When I make a pot roast I like to add vegetables and potatoes when cooking it in the slow cooker.

I used onions, regular carrot { or try baby carrots } and white potatoes in this recipe. You can add other vegetables like bell peppers or celery and other potatoes like red potatoes.

When it is all done cooking you have a full meal waiting.

BROTH: The beef broth helps to infuse flavor into the roast and create a tender meat. 

COFFEE: The coffee also tenderizes the beef and creates a subtle warm flavor within the pot roast. 

Crockpot Chuck Roast Recipe with parsley

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

SEASON THE CHUCK ROAST: Start by buying a 3 1/2 to 4 pound piece of chuck roast. You will want to rub salt and pepper on the entire chuck roast making sure to get both sides.

CHOP VEGETABLES & POTATOES: Now you will want to chop your potatoes and carrots and put them in a large mixing bowl. Throw a quick sprinkle of salt and pepper on the vegetables.

ADD INGREDIENTS TO CROCKPOT: Put a layer of the potatoes and vegetables on the bottom of the slow cooker, followed by the beef roast, then the remaining potatoes, carrots, onions and garlic, followed by the brewed coffee and vegetable broth.

COVER SLOW COOKER AND COOK: Cover the slow cooker with the lid and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5-6 hours. So easy!

While you can cook this dish on high in your crockpot, I highly suggest you cook it at a low temperature to create a tender pot roast. Slow Cooking is the best way to get fork tender meat!

Serve on a serving platter and garnish with fresh herbs like fresh parsley and fresh chives.

In the recipe I also provide a rich gravy recipe if you want a gravy!

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Crockpot Chuck Roast Recipe with carrots and potatoes

WAYS TO MODIFY SLOW-COOKER CHUCK ROAST RECIPES

MEDITERRANEAN: Infuse your chuck roast with Mediterranean flavors by using ingredients like olive oil, lemon, garlic, rosemary, and oregano. Serve it with roasted vegetables like tomatoes, red bell peppers, and zucchini and pair it with couscous.

ASIAN INSPIRED: Modify your chuck roast with Asian flavors by using ingredients like onion powder, garlic powder, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil. You can add vegetables like bok choy, bell peppers, and snap peas for a delicious Asian twist.

TEX-MEX STYLE: You can create a Tex-Mex inspired chuck roast by seasoning it with cumin, chili powder, oregano, and smoked paprika. I like to also add in worcestershire sauce. Serve it with salsa, avocado, and lime wedges, and consider shredding the meat for tacos or burritos.

Crockpot Chuck Roast Recipe with fork

WHAT TO PAIR WITH THIS CROCKPOT CHUCK ROAST

Pot roast is a great addition to a holiday with family. Here are some ideas of what to serve with your roast.

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables

Lemon Arugula Salad

Lemon Pearl Couscous

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Lebanese Green Beans

Tomato Cucumber Feta Quinoa Salad

OTHER BEEF RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

GRILLED FLANK STEAK WITH DRY RUB

INSTANT POT CORNED BEEF WITH CABBAGE

THE BEST ROAST BEEF RECIPE

ARAYES {LEBANESE MEAT STUFFED PITA}

LEBANESE MEAT PIES

SLOW COOKER BEEF BARLEY SOUP

MEXICAN ZUCCHINI

Slow Cooker Pot Roast - heavenly

Crockpot Chuck Roast Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

Crockpot Chuck Roast Recipe is melt in your mouth tender. Chuck roast is slow cooked with potatoes, carrots, onions, coffee and vegetable broth to create a flavorful meal. Put this on your holiday table or let it cook on a busy day and come home to a warm, comforting meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut in half against the grain
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped into chunks
  • 5 medium carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 3 russet potatoes, cut into large chunks {you can peel but you don't have to}
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee {I suggest using light roast}
  • 1 cup vegetable broth

For the gravy:

  • 1 cup of the juices from the slow cooker
  • 1 Tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Garish:

  • Freshly chopped Italian parsley

Instructions

For the pot roast:

  1. Remove the chuck roast from the refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking and let sit out.
  2. Chop the potatoes, onion and carrots into large chunks and put in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle a small amount of salt and pepper on the vegetables.
  3. Place half of the potatoes, carrots and onions in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  4. Sprinkle each side of the chuck roast with salt and pepper {I sprinkle it on and use my hands to rub it all over to cover the roast}. Place the chuck roast side by side in the slow cooker on top of the vegetables. Put the remaining potatoes, carrots and onions on top of the meat. Add the 3 garlic cloves.
  5. Pour the coffee and vegetable broth over the pot roast. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5-6 hours.
  6. Remove the meat, vegetables and potatoes and place on a platter and garnish with freshly chopped Italian parsley. Serve warm.

For gravy:

  1. Remove 1 cup of the liquid and bring to a boil in a medium pot. In a mason jar shake to combine 1 Tablespoon cornstarch and 1/4 cup of cold water. Add the liquid to the pot. Return the gravy to a boil and stir for two minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit to thicken up. This can serve as a gravy for those that want it.

Notes

You can prepare your carrots the night before--peel them, cut them and store them in a container in the fridge. Also, you can cut the potatoes and submerge them in cold water in a large tupperware container.

You could garnish this pot roast with curly parsley, thyme or Italian parsley.

If you want, you could also add in some cut up celery.

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