Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Root Vegetables

This slow cooker pot roast recipe doesn’t include potatoes because it gets served with mashed potatoes. Instead, it has delicious root vegetables (turnips and carrots) along with onion and garlic. Start this pot roast in the morning and let it cook on slow all day. It will be ready by suppertime. A simple, comforting recipe that’s easy to customize.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe is below

INGREDIENTS  

  • 1 Beef roast bottom round, chuck, any beef roast is fine
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 Turnips peeled and chopped
  • Carrots baby carrots or peeled and chopped regular carrots
  • 1 Onion large, chopped
  • Garlic generous amount
  • Parsley dry, a few shakes
  • ½ cup Water
  • ½ cup Wine (optional, can use additional ½ of water if desired)

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Cut up roast into around four large pieces.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Remember, this amount of salt will be for the beef as well as the vegetables and broth. Be generous, just not too much. It’s easy to add salt later but if it’s way too salty, there won’t be much you can do to fix a too-salty flavor.
  • Add carrots
  • Add peeled and chopped turnips
  • Add chopped onion
  • Add garlic, parsley, water, and if using, wine
  • Slow cook on low for about 8 hours.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes. Drizzle a little bit of the broth on top as a gravy.

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Ever wondered what kinds of beef roasts are good for different recipes?

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association provides this useful information so you can pick ideal cuts for your slow cooker pot roast:

BOTTOM ROUND RUMP ROAST

Boneless and lean and best for slow-cooking.

  • ROAST/BAKE
  • BRAISE/POT ROAST

TOP ROUND ROAST

A lean roast that should be slow-cooked to improve its tenderness and then sliced thinly across the grain.

  • 25gPROTEIN
  • 140CALORIES
  • ROAST/BAKE
  • BRAISE/POT ROAST
  • SMOKE
  • SOUS VIDE

SIRLOIN TIP ROAST

This boneless, lean cut is great value. Best when roasted and carved into thin slices.

  • 23gPROTEIN
  • 150CALORIES
  • ROAST/BAKE
  • BRAISE/POT ROAST

EYE OF ROUND ROAST

A lean, flavorful cut often used for roast beef at the deli. Can be roasted or slow-cooked at home for an everyday meal.

  • 25gPROTEIN
  • 140CALORIES
  • ROAST/BAKE
  • BRAISE/POT ROAST

BOTTOM ROUND ROAST

Great value and very lean. Best for roasting or slow-cooking and slicing thin.

  • 23gPROTEIN
  • 150CALORIES
  • ROAST/BAKE
  • BRAISE/POT ROAST

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Root Vegetables
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