Fork-Tender Pot Roast

For a meal that's ready when you get home after a long day, try this flavorful and hearty pot roast.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 25 mins
8 servings


  • 1 2 1/2 to 3-pound boneless beef chuck pot roast

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped carrot (2 medium)

  • 2 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion (1 large)

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • ¾ cup lower-sodium beef broth

  • ¼ cup dry red wine

  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • teaspoon salt

  • 4 cups mashed potatoes (optional)


  1. In a large skillet, brown meat on all sides in hot oil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine carrot, celery, onion, garlic and bay leaf (see Tip). Top with meat. In a medium bowl combine broth, wine, tapioca, Italian seasoning, tomato paste, garlic powder, pepper, dry mustard, paprika and salt. Pour over meat in cooker.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.

  4. To serve, transfer meat to a serving platter. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon. Remove and discard bay leaf. Skim fat from remaining sauce; drizzle sauce over meat and vegetables. If desired, serve with mashed potatoes.


Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
8g Fat
7g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 32g 65%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Vitamin A 2663IU 53%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Folate 29mcg 7%
Sodium 204mg 9%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 41mg 10%
Potassium 608mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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