Imagine a ridiculously tender chuck roast that you can cut with a spoon…sweet carrots have been marinating with the onions in the river gravy. And those potatoes! They’ve been baked and steamed for hours until deliciously flaky. Time to relax, sit down and enjoy your delicious one-pot meal of Slow Cooker Chuck Roast with Taters.
Easy meals are even better when they taste like a lot of work went into them, which is exactly how this chuck roast dinner tastes. The ingredients are easy, there’s no prepping or browning first, just throw it in the crock pot and go. Some days we all need a little “easy,” and there’s nothing better than at the end of the day when you walk into your kitchen to smell the heady aromas of dinner.
As if this recipe isn’t easy enough, it’s also flexible.
If you have cute little taters, use those. There’s no peeling, no cutting, just little spuds that get dumped into the pot.
Or, if you have baking potatoes, those work great, too. Peal them and chop them into big chunks and drop them in.
How about those carrots? Use the full size carrots; peal, chop, and dump. Or, you can use baby carrots that get dumped directly into the pot.
Can it get any easier?
Actually, it can get easier.
Cut down on the clean up, and use a slow cooker liner. It’s a clear bag that goes into the slow cooker first, then load in your ingredients.
When you’re all done with your meal, pull out the liner and toss it, wipe the inside with a damp cloth, and it’s clean. In short, it’s a nice option.
Making Slow Cooker Chuck Roast with Taters
First, slice the onion into thick slices, lining the bottom of your slow cooker in an even layer. This serves two purposes; great flavor from the onions AND it puts a barrier between the heating element and the chuck roast. This is important for even cooking.
Next, put your chuck roast in after removing any big chunks of fat. Don’t worry about the fat in the middle, though, it makes your river gravy taste amazing.
Then, mix your bouillon powder with hot water and pour it over the roast, season with salt and pepper.
Lastly, dump the taters and carrots along the sides of the roast and set the timer. If you’re in a hurry, set it on HIGH for 5-6 hours, or set it on LOW for 9-10 hours.
Don’t forget dessert. After a savory dinner of Slow Cooker Chuck Roast with Taters, your sweet tooth may be in over-drive, so here are some reader favorites:
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Slow Cooker Chuck Roast with Taters
- 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 quart Crock Pot
- 1 onion, thick slices
- 2 - 3 lb. boneless beef chuck roast
- salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste
- 2 carrots, roughly chopped
- 2 - 3 potatoes, quartered
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1/2 tsp. beef bouillon powder
- Place onion slices on bottom of crock pot.
- Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder on top and bottom of roast. Place roast on top of onion.
- Place vegetables around roast.
- Mix beef bouillon powder with boiling water, pour over roast.
- Cook on LOW for 9 - 10 hours, or on HIGH for 5 - 6 hours. Enjoy!
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