Grandma’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Grandma's Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

It may be hot now, but fall and winter and fast approaching. And, to me, nothing is better in the winter than a nice soup or stew prepared in the slow cooker. I think food just tastes so much better when it’s allowed to cookly slowly, don’t you? This slow cooker Pot Roast recipe is one of our family favorites. With hearty roast and delicious vegetables, we hope it will become one of yours, too.

Grandma's Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Grandma’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

You Will Need…

2 lbs. boneless shoulder roast
4 medium potatoes {sliced}
1 cup celery {chopped}
1 small onion {chopped}
4 14.5 oz cans stewed tomatoes
16 oz bag baby carrots
1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
8 cups water
salt and pepper to taste {we usually go light on these and let everyone add them to their individual servings to their preference}

*We make this recipe in a 6 qt slow cooker. So, if you have a different size slow cooker, just adjust the recipe to the size of your slow cooker.

Grandma's Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

To Prepare…

Once everything is cut and sliced per the above directions, add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Start with the shoulder roast. I am not sure if this is really necessary, I just like to add the meat first for my recipes.

Next, add the vegetables and then the garlic, salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Finally, add the water. We cook this on low for about 12-15 hours. You can cook it on high if you like. I think it needs to cook about 6 hours that way, but we never do it on high, so be sure to check it at about 5 hours.

Grandma's Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

What Are Your Favorite Soups And Stews In The Slow Cooker?

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    Pot roast = NOM. I haven’t had one in ages, so thanks for the reminder. I am adding it to my shopping list 🙂

  2. Oh yum! Once fall hits, I’m all about smelling pot roasts in the crockpot all day. I love the carrots how you did them – and my kids do too.

    • Dawn McAlexander says

      I have to say I am not the biggest fan of carrots. However, in the slow cooker they are AMAZING!

  3. I haven’t had a good pot roast in ages!
    Love the warm inviting smell as it cooks in my kitchen 🙂

  4. Your pot roast looks amazing. I know that come fall I will definitely want to prepare one of these. I loved all of the fresh vegetables you add to your recipe.

  5. Pot roast is one of our favorite meals. Feel Good Food! This looks delicious cooked in the slow cooker.

  6. Debbie Denny says

    A good roast can not be beat. Looks yummy

  7. Yum. Once we move I have to try this. I haven’t had pot roast in ages. It looks so delicious too! Perfect for fall

  8. That reminds me of my grandmother’s goulash. Delicious!

  9. Pot Roast is so delicious and it makes a great Sunday dinner. Slow cooking adds a tone of flavor to the meal.

  10. I haven’t made pot roast in a long time! I’m saving your recipe for back to school time! Yummy!

  11. WOW this looks so good and a perfect fall meal. I will bookmark it.

  12. I love pot roast. Especially when you make it in the crockpot and allow it to cook all day, just melts in your mouth!

  13. This looks like such an inviting cool weather meal. I love the combination of ingredients. Comfort food!

  14. You had me at pot roast. That looks like a seriously tasty comfort meal!

  15. Looks delicious