I shared my easy Crockpot pot roast on social media and was instantly flooded with comments from viewers loving the simplicity of it. I just throw some carrots and potatoes in, rub my meat with seasonings, add some broth, and then put some butter on top. I let it cook for a while and bam – an absolutely delicious hot meal for the family.
Now my recipe is an easy one. I don’t sear the meat beforehand, but you certainly can if you’d like to. I find the flavor and texture are fabulous without it, so I just don’t mess with it.
I usually put baby carrots and chopped potatoes in, but you can mix that up if you wish. Sometimes instead of putting potatoes in, I make mashed potatoes on the side. I usually put my carrots and potatoes under my meat (which the internet had a lot to say about ha!). We prefer our potatoes and carrots to be very soft, but if you are worried about them getting overcooked, I’d suggest putting them to the side or on top of your meat. You can also add onion or fresh green beans. Those go well in there too!
If I don’t have beef broth on hand, I often just make some from bouillon, and it works just as well. My favorite bouillon is the Orrington Farms Beef Flavored Broth Base.
This recipe calls for butter! The butter is part of what makes this a comfort meal. Once again, feel free to adjust this to your liking. I’d certainly suggest using some butter but you don’t have to use the amount I do. In my viral videos, there were a lot of people concerned that I put too much butter, but when you think about it, 6 tablespoons in a dish that serves 4 people really isn’t that bad. But like I said, feel free to use less.
“Viral” Easy Crockpot Pot Roast
- 3 lb chuck roast
- 2 lb potatoes
- 1 lb baby carrots
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp pepper
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 2 cups beef broth
- 6 tbsp butter
- Put your baby carrots and chopped potatoes in the bottom of your cockpot.
- Combine your spices and rub your meat with them.
- Put your meat in the crockpot and pour in your broth to the side of it.
- Place your butter on top of your meat.
- Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours.