Every Sunday that I can remember growing up we ate pot roast. We’d return home from church to an awesome smelling kitchen. Looking back, it may have been the only way my mom got us to stop playing with the other kids after church. “We have to go home. The oven’s on.” I remember her saying that often. And for pot roast and roasted carrots, I’d come running.

We’ll, when I found this little recipe, I couldn’t wait to bring memories home to my kiddos… with a crock pot.

Pot Roast in a Crock Pot

1 tablespoon cornstarch
bag of baby carrots
5-6 potatoes cut into quarters
Coarse salt and ground pepper
beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

**You can add celery and/or onions and subtract a few of the carrots and potatoes.

In slow cooker, stir together cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water until smooth. Add carrots and potatoes; season with salt and pepper, and toss.


Place roast on top of veggies.

Sprinkle roast with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; place on top of vegetables, and drizzle with Worcestershire.


Cover; cook on high, 6 hours (or on low, 10 hours).

If you don’t have time for the roast, try this easy roasted carrot recipe in the oven

Here’s the recipe in an easy-to-print form: 

Pot Roast in a Crock Pot
Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  2. water
  3. 5-6 potatoes quartered
  4. Bag of baby carrots
  5. Coarse salt and ground pepper
  6. 1 beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  7. 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  8. *Optional: I always use a crock pot liner!!
  1. Place crock pot liner in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Mix cornstarch and water until blended
  3. Add carrots & potatoes and toss
  4. Place meat on the top. Season the meat with salt/pepper to taste
  5. Drizzle with Worcestershire.
  6. Cover; cook on high, 6 hours (or on low, 8 hours). (Cooking times could vary with pots)
  7. **You can cook in a dutch oven at 350 for 3-4 hours**
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Jen Sill

For nearly 15 years Jennifer spent her time clawing her way up the chain as a television producer and newsroom manager. She's helped create and produce newscasts and talkshows. Just as she was realizing some of her professional goals, she decided to give it all up for a family. Although Jennifer has lived in Miami and L.A., she has always called Nebraska home. She always knew she wanted to raise her children in the Midwest. Jennifer is now trying to find her way in a new world. She may be frenzied and frazzled sometimes, but she would not give up being a mom to her almost four year old and her almost two year old for anything.