Beef and Mushroom Pot Roast (a Slow Cooker Recipe)
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My sister Tanya made this crock pot beef for the past 2 family get-togethers and I came back for refills. It is so easy to cook and makes a great party dish because you can prepare it ahead of time.
One pot meals are always welcome in my home. I filled the pot around 11:00am and it was ready for dinner! Crock pot meals are also great if you work because it’ll be ready for you when you get home too beat to do anything but veg out.
I actually plug my crock pot into a garage outlet so my house doesn’t smell like food all day long. I hope you love this! The meat is super tender when it’s done.
Ingredients for Beef and Mushroom Pot Roast:
4 1/2 lbs boneless Beef bottom round roast
2 cups (1/2 lb peeled and thick sliced or baby carrots)
1 lb fresh mushrooms, thickly sliced
1 large onion, finely diced
1/2 head of garlic (6 cloves), pressed
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 oz Onion Soup or Dip mix
1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash (our favorite salt-free seasoning)
2 cups reduced sodium vegetable or beef broth
1/2 cup red wine
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tsp salt
How to Make the Slow Cooker Pot Roast Beef:
1. Line the bottom of the slow cooker with thickly sliced carrots.
2. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over very high heat and swirl in 4 Tbsp cooking oil (I used extra light olive oil since it has a high smoke point). Once the skillet is blazing hot, sear and brown all of the sides of your beef roast (2-3 min per side). Watch out for splatters and wear an apron! Transfer the roast to a slow cooker.
3. Saute your thickly sliced mushrooms and finely diced onions in the same skillet over medium/high heat until soft (5-7 min) then stir in the pressed garlic and saute another minute then remove from heat.
4. In a medium sauce pan, whisk together 2 cups broth, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 packet onion soup mix, 1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash, 1 tsp salt, and 1/3 cup all-purpose flour. Once it’s whisked together, heat on med/high whisking until you have a gravy consistency.
5. Stir mushroom/onion mixture into the gravy, whisk in the wine and bring to a simmer.
6. Pour mushroom gravy over the meat in the crockpot, cover with lid and cook on high heat for 6 hours.
7. Just before serving, transfer the beef to a serving dish and pull it apart with forks. Transferring to a different dish is nice, that way you can remove any stray fat you don’t want. Pour the gravy over the beef right after it’s shredded, while it’s hot, so it can absorb some of that gravy. Add more salt to taste.
Beef and Mushroom Pot Roast (a Slow Cooker Recipe)
Ingredients for Beef and Mushroom Pot Roast:
- 4 1/2 lbs boneless Beef bottom round roast
- 2 cups 1/2 lb peeled and thick sliced or baby carrots
- 1 lb fresh mushrooms, thickly sliced
- 1 large onion, finely diced
- 1/2 head of garlic, 6 cloves, pressed
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 oz Onion Soup or Dip mix
- 1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash, our favorite salt-free seasoning
- 2 cups reduced sodium vegetable or beef broth
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp salt
Line the bottom of the slow cooker with thickly sliced carrots.
Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over very high heat and swirl in 4 Tbsp cooking oil (I used extra light olive oil since it has a high smoke point). Once the skillet is blazing hot, sear and brown all of the sides of your beef roast (2-3 min per side). Watch out for splatters and wear an apron! Transfer the roast to a slow cooker.
Saute your thickly sliced mushrooms and finely diced onions in the same skillet over medium/high heat until soft (5-7 min) then stir in the pressed garlic and saute another minute then remove from heat.
In a medium sauce pan, whisk together 2 cups broth, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 packet onion soup mix, 1/2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash, 1 tsp salt, and 1/3 cup all-purpose flour. Once it's whisked together, heat on med/high whisking until you have a gravy consistency.
Stir mushroom/onion mixture into the gravy, whisk in the wine and bring to a simmer.
Pour mushroom gravy over the meat in the crockpot, cover with lid and cook on high heat for 6 hours.
Just before serving, transfer the beef to a serving dish and pull it apart with forks. Pour the gravy over the beef right after it's shredded, while it's hot, so it can absorb some of that gravy. Add more salt to taste.
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I’m rating ahead since I haven’t had one bad recipe from you Natasha. I had to make my own Dash and Lipton’s onion soup since I have great difficulty finding those products in Barcelona. However, I found recipes for both online. I wondered how this would be if I also put potatoes in with the roast? Also, I tend to cook roasts on low and you call for high. It’s a pretty thick roast so maybe high is better? Thanks
Hi Gail! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my recipes! That should work to add potatoes to this recipe. One of my readers reported great results using small potatoes and putting them in at the same time as the carrots.
I’m making this today
I don’t have heavy cream on hand
Can I add sour cream the last 15 minutes instead
Hi Julie, I haven’t tried using sour cream for this recipe to advise. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes!
I have a top round roast. Will that cut of meat be okay for this recipe?
Hi Caroline, I haven’t tried that specifically, but I see online that top-round roast should work! I hope you love this recipe!
This recipe is just outstanding! Majorly delicious. Thank you
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!
I am hoping to try this recipe for Christmas!!
But ive been wondering what crock pot you use or if there is a link for it you could share 😊
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Natasha is awesome! I’ve made over 30 of her recipes to date. I am a single, 25 year old guy, with ZERO cooking experience and every single recipe of her’s I have made has turned out wonderfully. I invite family and friends over and they can’t believe I cooked the food! I just tell them, all the credit goes to Natasha. I follow her recipes to a T, and I can’t lose.
Thank you for sharing your lovely review with us, Jordan! I’m happy you’re enjoying my recipes!
I agree. Every recipe is delicious. Making the Pot roast one now. People have told me the chicken pot pies are the best they ever eaten.
1000% agree! All of her recipes are fantastic! I have made so many and I’m continuing to make my way through all of them! I will only make her recipes from now on!
Thank you for your trust and support, Brooke!
Another fantastic meal. This chick can’t loose. Trust her recipes, item for item. Even if something sounds like to much. Trust! Natasha is Fail-Proof
That’s sweet of you, Jennifer. Thank you so much for your kind words and good feedback. That means a lot to us!
You are sooo right. I’ve made over 30 of her recipes to date. I am a single, 25 year old guy, with ZERO cooking experience and every single recipe of her’s I have made has turned out wonderfully. I invite family and friends over and they can’t believe I cooked the food! I just tell them, all the credit goes to Natasha. I follow her recipes to a T, and I can’t lose.
Wow! Thank you for sharing this feedback with us, Jordan! I love reading these comments, congrats on your success with this recipe and for impressing family & friends! I hope you try more recipes soon!
Thank you so much for all the info in your recipes/videos! You have changed my cooking game for the better 😉. Just wondering as a fellow non- drinker is there an alternative to the red wine?
Hi Carrie, it does add nice flavor but you can omit it if you don’t have it on hand and add a little more broth instead 🙂 I wouldn’t suggest using the rice wine or cooking sherry.
Made this recipe today and it was DELICIOUS! I didn’t have wine so I added a few teaspoons of balsamic vinegar which worked great. Also didn’t use Mrs. Dash, but did add pepper. Cooked on low for 7 hours since I was away at work that long. The mushroom gray is so delicious that I’m having it for lunch as a soup! Thanks for this delicious recipe.
Hello Karen, thank you for sharing the substitutions that you used for this recipe. I’m glad they all worked well and it turned out delicious.
Absolutely Delicious!! I made this yesterday 10-02-2021. I did not add the Mrs. Dash seasoning because I had none. However, before I seared the roast, I seasoned it w/ season salt and pepper. It turned out amazing! My wife would not wait for me to shred it as suggested. Thank you Natasha for sharing!
I am so happy to hear that! Thank you for the amazing review!
My husband has a black pepper allergy so I googled how to make Mrs Dash and recreated it but exchanged the black pepper for white that he can have. So many great recipes call for Mrs dash and you can make it!
Will this recipe work on low
in the crockpot,might be a dumb question but it calls for high?
Hi Dave, I have only tried it on high, but I don’t see why not. It’ll just take longer to cook.
Dave, I recently bought a crockpot. My understanding is the only difference between low and and high is the amount of time it takes to heat up to the simmering temperature. End result will be same and down to your preference. Double the time to use the low setting.
Natasha, i would like to say that every recipe i have made of our has been delicious. My question is about the beef mushroom roast in the crock pot, the recipe calls for 1 oz onion soup mix which would be about 2 TBL dry but when read down further down it tells you use a packet of of mix i don’t want to add to little or much. Thank you.
Hi Denise, we used a 1 oz packet. I hope that helps.
I made this today. Excellent!
Thank you for your great review!
Can you add potatoes to this recipe? If so, should they go in at the beginning and cook the entire time?
Hi Jill, that should work to add potatoes to this recipe. One of my readers reported great results using small potatoes and putting them in at the same time as the carrots.
Do you think I could do all the steps until turning on the crockpot in ADVANCE, stick in fridge, then turn it on the nxt day? I’m worried the sauce may separate but I want to prep this a day ahead if I can.
Hello Marlon, yes you could prep things in advance like that and it should work just fine 🙂
Hi Natasha, I made this receipt and it was easy and delicious! I was wondering what other vegetables I could add to it.
Thank you, Beth. I only tried using potatoes and carrots for this recipe.
Hi Natasha, I am planning to make this recipe, but had a question: could I slice the meat before serving, instead of shredding it, and serve the veggies on the side? Many thanks for the recipe.
Hi Andrea, I imagine that will work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.
Amazing taste , easy to do excellent details
Thank you so much, May!
Curious if anyone made this and just eliminated the mushrooms? I am not a mushroom fan so I would just like to omit them. Do you think there would be any issue with doing so? Would/Should anything else be added to make up for the omission?
Hello Nicole, we love this recipe with mushrooms and I have not tried omitting it yet from this recipe or using a substitute. Maybe others can share here if they have tried something else nad loved it!
Yes you can omit the mushrooms and still have it turn out great. My husband is allergic to mushrooms but this is his favorite recipe that I always make for his birthday
I recently made this pot roast and it was, hands down, the best pot roast I’ve ever made. It’s also the best pot roast I’ve ever eaten. The gravy was to die for. I have no confidence in the kitchen but manageable and yummy recipes like this are building my confidence and my repertoire!
THat’s wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing that with us!
Beyond amazing!!! Best recipe ever for pot roast –
You are awesome. Thanks for your great feedback!
Wow! By far, the best pot roast recipe I’ve ever made. The mushrooms release a lot of liquid in cooking and this makes for a great sauce. I subbed whole milk + 2T salted butter for heavy cream, as graciously recommended by another commenter. It is best a day later, when you can skim the fat. Today, we’re having it over noodles. Over rice was just ok. Over barley would be fab. Next time I’ll double the carrots, try to mix in shiitakes and add a splash of truffle oil. Thanks Natasha! A real winner!
That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review!
This was the best pot roast! My husband’s favorite meal is pot roast and this one is his new favorite. He asked if I will make this every week for the rest of his life!! I did cheat a little. I didn’t want to dirty an extra pot so I just threw the flour in the onions/mushrooms after sautéing, made a roux, and finished the gravy off in the skillet. It turned out perfectly! Thanks for the great recipe!
That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!
I was wondering what type of red wine is your favorite to use for your pot roast recipes ?
Hi Kimberly, Ste Chapelle Soft Red. Very good drinking wine although we don’t drink wine. Although if you dug through my fridge, one might think otherwise since I cook with them and have several bottles. lol. I just like that it’s the perfect blend of sweetness (not sugary, but also not dry). Obviously I’m no wine buff It’s actually an Idaho wine.
Made last night and slow cooked on the stove; about 2.5 hours.
Finished product fantastic!
I didn’t have onion soup mix, used 1Tbs of beef bullion & 1tsp of dehydrated onions.
Didn’t have cream, used whole milk & 2Tbs of salted butter.
Instead of Mrs.Dash used IT’S INCREDIBLE by Heaven Made Products.
This roast turned out tender and flavorful! I will be serving with roasted potatoes and roasted butternut squash! Thank you!
That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review.
Hey Natasha, can I do this in instant pot? And if yes how long do i cook it there?
Hi Lyuba, I haven’t tested this in an instant pot so I won’t be able to provide specific instructions for that. If you try it out before I do, let me know how it goes!
I have been making this since 2014 and it’s still a family favorite! I love your recipes Natasha!!!
I’m so inspired reading your review. Thank you for sharing that with me, Anne!
How do u thicken the gravy once meat is done cause it’s watery at that point ?is it supposed to be?
Hi Mich, the sauce is more of a liquid than a gravy so that the meat can absorb the liquid easily once it is shredded.
Thanks Natasha. I’m in Canada and your ingredients and methods resonate with the food we grew up on. I’ve enjoyed your site. Je
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing that with me!
This is now my go-to pot roast recipe! Easy to prepare, and everyone loves it!
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing that with me!
This is delicious…I had never made a roast before but I read all the reviews first & thought I can do that..thanks for the recipe Natasha this is good enough for company..love your website.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the wonderful review!
Can I make this pot roast in the instant pot? If so for how long?
Hi Lena. I have only tried this in a slow cooker and several readers have tried it a dutch over. That sounds like it could work though. I’m not sure on how long it would take. If you experiment please let me know how you like it.
Is there any way nutritional info could be put up with recipes? 🙂 it would be so helpful!!
We are working on adding nutrition labels and metric measurements on all of our recipes. It’s a slow process since it is one recipe at a time. Until all of the recipes are updated, check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Dasha!
Thank you, thank you for this recipe I made this a dozen or so times already. Everytime my husband sees roast beef on sale. He wants me to make this recipe lol. It’s truly delicious. I tried it for 6hours and 8. It’s good both. Also I made this for my big family Christmas dinner and put 2 beef pieces in slow cooker. Everyone said it was the best roast beef they ever tasted 🙂 Thank you
You’re welcome Lana! I’m glad to hear the recipe is such a hit. Thanks for sharing your excellent review!
I have a bone-in piece of meat I want to use for this. Do u think that would be ok? And how long would cooking time be for this?
Hi Maggie, it depends on the cut of meat, but generally, you should still be able to cook for the same amount of time, or until meat is easy to pull apart with a couple of forks.
hi can I use the oven instead?
Hi Tonya, I haven’t tried that but one of my readers wrote the following: “Outstanding…I cooked this up in a stone dutch oven for about 6 hours at 250f and served with mashed potatoes. Thanks!” There are some quicker methods out there like 4-5 hours at 300. Again, I haven’t tested it so I can’t provide exact details.
Wow! What a impressive dish!
Soft, juicy rich in taste, easy to prepare,
You’re welcome Anna! I’m glad you enjoy the recipe so much. Thanks for sharing your great review!
Do I have to pull it apart with forks after it is finished? Can I just slice it?
Mary, slicing would work as well 😬
Hi Natasha, love your recipes!!! I have a quick question.. Is there any reason this roast cannot be cooked on low 8-10 hrs instead of 6 hrs on high heat? Thank you! 🙂
Svetlana, I haven’t tried it that way but it should work 😬
Hi Natasha! I’m so excited to try this recipe this weekend, but I do have a question. How can I make this in the oven, instead of a slow cooker? I’m doubling the recipe since it’s for a big family event and would have to bake it in the oven. Any idea as to what temp and how long?
Hi Vicky, I haven’t tried that but one of my readers wrote the following: “Outstanding…I cooked this up in a stone dutch oven for about 6 hours at 250f and served with mashed potatoes. Thanks!” There are some quicker methods out there like 4-5 hours at 300. Again, I haven’t tested it so I can’t provide exact details.
I have a quick question. What’s the size of the crock pot that you use? I have a 4 qt since it’s only the four of us. Will it be big enough for the amount of ingredients?
I believe mine was 4 qt as well so it should work.
Thank you! One more question can I use 2.5lbs of meat and keep the same amount of the other ingredients? So it’s more juicy
The 4.5lbs it’s too much for just us
Hi Matilde, that should work! I hope you love the recipe 🙂
This recipe is phenomenal!!! Definitely a keeper!
Awesome, I’m glad you love it Victoria! Thanks for sharing!
Love this recipe. I made it for the 4th time in the last year or so. I was going to serve it over rice but instead, about 45 minutes before the end, I put the uncooked rice in the pot. There was plenty of liquid (verify that before doing this.) The type I used was Jasmati FWIW. I am so glad I did it. I added half a cup but I wished I added more. It was the best part of the dish. I also added some potatoes and celery to the carrots on the bottom.
YUM! What a great suggestion Scott! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Good recipe. We’re gf so I use a tbs corn starch instead of flour and we’re df so I use coconut cream instead of heavy cream. I also tend to stay away from pre-packaged mixes so I don’t use the soup mix. Instead I add a couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary, thyme and a tbs of basic no salt seasoning. I also use chicken stock. Instead of potatos, we double up the carrots.
Anywho, it’s delicious every time. This time I only had marsala wine so I hope that works. Great recipe, easily tinkered with to personalize.
I’m happy you enjoy the recipe Julie! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Looks good I will try that! You could probably avoid using mixes like the onion soup by just using a combination of onion powder and other seasonings. that way you don’t have all of those chemical preservatives in there.
Let me know how it turns out Nancy! 🙂
Hi, I love this recipe! I was wondering where do you get your simply organic onion dip mix? I used to get an onion dip mix from Trader Joe’s but they don’t sell it anymore. 🙁
Hi Jeanne, I have purchased it at Fred Meyers and Rosauers. I hope that helps!
Hi Natasha, would a sirloin roast work for this recipie?
Hi Tanya, I haven’t tested that cut with this recipe but I’m guessing it could work because it has a similar amount of marbling.
How long should I cook for 8-10lbs?
Hi Kathleen, Wow that is a big roast! You must have a large slow cooker 🙂 I would check it at 6 hours but I think it might take closer to 7 or 8 hours. It might go faster if you cut the roast in half and brown each piece. Cook until it is easy to pull apart with forks.
Hi, I am wondering if there is a way to make this recipe diary free? What would be a good substitute for the cream?
Hi Arkady, I would just omit the cream and add a little more broth instead. The recipe will still work, it will just have a thinner/more liquid sauce.
I was wondering if top roast would work just fine for this recipe? 🙂
Hi Dina, I haven’t tried this recipe with the top roast. I prefer the bottom round roast because it has more marbling than the top which produces more tender results. I think it could work, but I haven’t tested it myself to say for sure. I suspect top roast might work better on low heat for a longer cooking time.
Can I substitute anything for the red wine? I do not have red wine, and I hate to buy a bottle of wine just for one recipe. The only cooking wine I have on hand are Chinese rice wine, and cooking sherry.
Hi Charlene, it does add nice flavor but you can omit it if you don’t have it on hand and add a little more broth instead 🙂 I wouldn’t suggest using the rice wine or cooking sherry.
Try adding a little balsamic vinegar – just a tablespoon or two, as substitute for red wine. It will add the richness of flavor.
What would I have to reduce if I am adding only 1 1/2 lb of beef?
Hi Lilia, I would recommend cutting the remaining ingredients in half. If you cut it down any more than that, I’m concerned you won’t have enough liquid in the recipe.
Thank you so much Natasha! It turned out delicious!
Thanks for all your recipes, Natasha! I was wondering if I can sear meat, prepare gravy, assemble and refrigerate overnight then put it in crockpot the next morning. Leaving house at 6am doesn’t leave much time to do prep work the same day. Would the dish still turn out ok?
Yes you could prep things in advance like that and it should work just fine 🙂
Hi! Quick question: if I were to cook on low heat setting, how many hours would I have to cook for? Or is it better to cook on high heat? Thank you
I’ve always done it on high heat being such a large piece of meat. I would think 8-10 hours on low or until the meat is tender. It may also help it to go faster if you cut the meat into 2 pieces and sear both pieces all around.
This was so good! My family enjoyed this so much. Thank you for another great recipe! We poured the gravy over mashed potatos. The meat was the best I have ever had! Your recipes have all been a big hit in our house. We love the Creamy chicken and rice and the Sweet and Sout Chicken! Adding this to our menu rotation! I can not wait to try more of your recipes!
Anne, thank you for the great review on the recipe. I’m so glad that your family enjoyed it .😀
Thanks for such a great recipe! I’ve made it twice now, and it’s delicious. Best crock-pot stew I’ve ever had. 🙂
I’m so happy to hear that! thank you for the awesome review 🙂
Can I make this night before ? Or does it have to be made the day off? Thanks
Hi Vika, you can make this the night before and reheat it the next day. Although fresh is best, we have enjoyed the leftovers from this and it reheats pretty well.
I just started trying making some of your recipes. Moroccan chicken and the avocado tomato salad were quiet good. I want to try this beef pot roast recipe, but I don’t have a crockpot. Could I substitute it for something else?
Do you have a dutch oven with a lid? I think this would work well in the oven also. I haven’t tested it myself so I can’t really tell you exact baking time/temp.
Is a crock pot the same as a slow cooker?
I have tried SO MANY pot roast recipes for the crockpot, and this is by far the best. I will never use a different pot roast recipe. Totally worth the additional prep time. I like to add peas at the end and serve over rice brown rice. Makes for great left overs too!
I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for the awesome compliment! I bet the peas made it so prettier with that pop of green!
Hi can i substitute Onion Soup or Dip mix with some thing else that is going to give similar flavor? Thanks
Lily, I haven’t tested with anything else, do you have something specific in mind?
Can I prepare this ahead of time and cook it or freeze?
Do you mean freeze it after it’s cooked? Yes, I think that would work fine.
I made this last night and it was wonderful! So tastey – we’ll definitely be making this again. Thanks for the great recipe!
That’s fantastic! I’m so happy you enjoyed it 🙂
Loved this recipe! Especially the gravy, I am going to take the gravy recipe and try it as a beef stroganoff base! Everyone just raved about the gravy at dinner on Friday! Thanks 🙂
I’m so happy to hear that Shauna! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing that with me 🙂
Hello Natasha:) I just love your blog!!! I have a little guy who’s starting to walk and getting into everything:) and I dont have much time for cooking, so I love when I can make somethjng easy like this! I made it for dinner today and it was absolutely delicious and so easy to make!:) I also made your Tres Leches cake and both of those recipes are my hubby’s new favorite:) Thanks for sharing those easy to make recipies:-)
That’s so awesome! Thank you Lu for sharing that with me. It’s definitely harder to cook when you have a little person that gets into everything :). You might also like the Chicken cream cheese chili: https://natashaskitchen.com/2013/01/10/chicken-cream-cheese-chili-a-video-recipe/ and the slow cooker chicken tacos (the meat is really good over rice also and is easy to make): https://natashaskitchen.com/2014/12/13/slow-cooker-chicken-tacos/
Awesome!! Thanks for the ideas:) will definitely give it a try:)
Awesome!! Thanks for ideas:) will definitely give it a try:)
I love this recipe! I’m making it today, but using pork riblets instead of beef.
Let me know how it works out Lora. Riblets sound like a good substitution :).
I love this recipe but make a few modifications. I throw in a small bag of the small white potatoes, and I add about half of the mushrooms and onions to the slow cooker. Half an hour before serving I make the gravy as described and serve it on the table. It is a fantastic gravy that is lost in the cooking process when added to the slow cooker.
Hi Jim, thank you so much for sharing that with me! I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying this recipe.
Does it matter if its low sodium broth or regular?I have 100% vegetable broth
No problem, but you might cut the salt in half for the broth :).
Do you know if beef round tip will work for this recipe?
Beef round tip is a very tough piece of meat and doesn’t have much marbling in it. If you use it, I think you should cut it into smaller pieces before adding to the slow cooker to get it to soften up.
This roast is so good! I am eating it right now… I used a chuck roast and cooked it on low for 8 hours. Delicious!
Thanks for the great review Erin, I’m glad you enjoyed it :).
Natasha, will white wine work for this?
Red wine is usually best for beef and to be honest, I haven’t tried this recipe with white wine so I hesitate to recommend it. Sorry, I know that’s not very helpful.
This was SOO DELICIOUS! My husband and I loved it. I didn’t know what kind of vinegar to use so I went with white vinegar and I also used red cooking wine. Thank you for sharing your recipe! 🙂
I don’t recall this recipe having vinegar in it at all. At what point did you add vinegar? Do you mean another ingredient by chance? I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! 🙂
Outstanding…I cooked this up in a stone dutch oven for about 6 hours at 250f and served with mashed potatoes. Thanks!
Thanks so much for sharing! I love my dutch oven even more than my slow cooker. I’ll have to try your method! 🙂
Hey Natasha, what if I skip the wine will it be the same or it makes a big difference? I want to make it tomorrow. THANK YOU for your quick answers. God bless you and your family!
If you have it, you should use it. It adds some nice flavor to the dish. It should still taste good without it 🙂
Hi Natasha! I really want to make this for Mother’s Day lunch. We are having the party for my mom at my house. I need this to be ready at 1 pm on Sunday, but I really don’t want to do all the cooking at 6 am on Sunday. Do you think I can brown the meat and make the gravy on Saturday evening and refrigerate over night and just turn it on in the morning?
Yes that would work! I hope you (and your Mom ofcourse) love the recipe!
I’ve made, and tasted, so many different versions of pot roast. This is BY FAR THE BEST pot roast we’ve ever had! Even my dad, who is a simple recipe kinda guy, absolutely loves this! Thank you so much for sharing this! And thank you for making this a slow cooker version. I LOVE slow cooker meals!
Me too! I love how easy slow cooker meals are; just toss stuff in and it’s ready for you at the end of the day when you’d rather not be cooking 😉 Thank you so much for a fantastic review!
This recipe is nothing short of a 5 star review, that’s for sure!
Would you happen to have any Cinco de Mayo recipes?
I have some great appetizers that would be delicious for Cinco de Mayo! https://natashaskitchen.com/recipes/appetizer-recipes/. I have several salsas including ceviche: https://natashaskitchen.com/2014/03/24/shrimp-avocado-salsa-recipe-giveaway/ and a great taco salad dip https://natashaskitchen.com/2013/11/09/taco-salad-dip-recipe/ and lots more! 🙂
Exceptional recipe! I loved it so much after making it for my family I made another the very same week for my friends to enjoy. They were very pleased as well. The meat was tender and the sauce is delicious. Only changed minor things to taste preference. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe for our enjoyment!
Thank you so much for a fantastic review! I’m so happy you and your fam/friends enjoyed it! 🙂
I cooked this beef and mushroom pot roast on my stovetop. We really enjoyed it on Sunday. Thanks for a yummy recipe! 🙂
You’re so welcome! It does make a great Sunday lunch or dinner! 🙂
What if i prep everything in the evening and turn it on in the morning? you think that would be okay? Having it in fridge over night?
That will work just fine :). Sorry for the late reply, just got home from work.
I’m fairly new to slow cooking. In fact yesterday was my first time. I accidently bought that meat a while back and decided to give it a try. It turned out good! I just adjusted with what I had. A few questions though. When ready to cook, is the water suppouse to fully or haflway cover the meat? Mine was a lil less than half and it was plenty of water. What do you eat this meat with? As a gravy for something or a side dish? Some ppl also add potatoes and lots more veggies when slow cooking. Would that work with this recipe?
It just depends on how big your crock pot is. If it’s a wider pot, you might cut your meat into 2 or 3 pieces so they lay more evenly in the pot. Hope that helps! You can serve this over mashed potatoes or rice with a nice green salad on the side. 🙂 I don’t think potatoes would work well with beef since beef takes much longer to cook and it would turn to mush. I do however, have a really really good braised cabbage recipe you might love: https://natashaskitchen.com/2013/01/30/braised-potatoes-with-pork/
The pot roast was delicious. My picky son loved it! We can’t wait to try your newly posted chicken drumstick recipe.
fantastic! Thanks so much for a great review Milania 🙂
Natasha dear- what brand of red wine are you using?
It’s Ste Chapelle Soft Red. Very good drinking wine although we don’t drink wine. Although if you dug through my fridge, one might think otherwise since I cook with them and have several bottles. lol. I just like that it’s the perfect blend of sweetness (not sugary, but also not dry). Obviously I’m no wine buff 😉 It’s actually an Idaho wine.
I’m making this right now and was wondering if I’m using 2 lb roast I halfed everything, does it take less time to cook or still the same 6 hrs?
You might cook it 1 hour less but it will still take about the same amount of time. You can check it after 4 hours to see if it falls apart and if it doesn’t, cook longer 🙂
Just finished eating this. I ended up taking it out 30 mins earlier and the meat was very soft and falling apart. It was delicious! Hubby and my picky 7 year old who doesn’t like mushrooms didn’t even notice them. HA! So far everything I’ve made from your blog is a keeper. Thank you so much for yummy recipes! 🙂
That’s fantastic! I’m so glad you all loved it, especially the picky eater 🙂
Looks delicious! Quick question – the recipe calls for beef broth, but you have vegetable broth pictured – can either be used? Thanks! Going to try this lovely recipe tomorrow!
Oh, goodness, sorry about that. Either one will work 🙂 I updated the recipe. Thanks so much for pointing that out!
Thanks for the clarification 🙂 One more question – if I use a smaller cut of beef, do I reduce the cooking time?
I’d set it for the same amount of time and check on it 1 hour and then 30 minutes before it’s done to see if it’s tender enough to shred. 🙂
This was amazing! I loved watching my husband eating this with a great appetite!! 😀 Thank you for this recipe, so easy, and so delicious!
Yes!!! I’m so glad you and your hubby liked the recipe 🙂
Natasha! Thank you for such an amazing recepie. I made it today gir our party and it was a hit! Super easy to
make, requires minimum of time and you csn not go wrong with crock pot use. It was ready at 11 am but I kept it on warm until guests arrived (4pm!)
It was my first time making it (I totally trusted you!) And I followed ur recepie except that mrs dash seasoning since I didnt have it but it turned kut mure than perfect!
Girls (well maybe guys as well) dont be afraid to try it! It is trully something delicious!!!!!!
Thank you Alla! Im so glad you liked it 🙂 Thanks for an awesome review 🙂
I got my slow-cooker a couple years ago, but found it is somewhat difficult to find a good looking and tasty recipes; so far I have very few family/husband/kids proved dishes. But as a full time nursing student (and lazy girl by nature) I’m always looking for healthy but easy dinners. I am definitely going to try this. Thank you for making it printer friendly.
I hope your whole family approves of this one! Slow cooker recipes are nice to have on hand 🙂
Whoa!! This looks amazing. Perfect for the chilly weather. Thanks for this super drooling, super awesome recipe 😀
You’re welcome. I hope you love it! And now I’ll have to check out your blog! 😉
OMG this looks so yumm! will have to try to make this over this holiday
I hope you love it!! Enjoy 🙂
Made this recipe this weekend. It was an absolute hit with my family. In fact, they have asked me to make it again, and again…..
The only thing is that I don’t move my slow cooker out to the garage. I think it is wonderful for my family to come home and when they open the front door, wham, they have this wonderful aroma. I have that ” apple pie in the oven” attitude regarding smells in the house.
Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try more recipes.
I”m so glad your family loved it! 🙂
The smell of apple pie in the oven… nothing beats that! It sure is better than any scented candle; they can only copy the real thing! My slow cooker is kind of crumby too. It makes little squirts of water/steam out of the top. It’s el-cheapo and I need a new one! 😉
Looks mouthwatering!! 🙂 Natasha, do you have any new cookie recipes for the approaching holiday?
Yes! Watch for it. It’s gonna be good!! 🙂
The anticipation..lol. Looking forward to them!
😉 Very soon my dear!
What could you use in place of the wine?
You could just add a little extra broth and it will taste great 🙂
I CANNOT wait to try this recipe! I made pot roast one time and my husband loved it… but I lost the recipe and I’ve been trying to find a good pot roast recipe. Thanks for another great recipe, Natasha! God bless you!!!
Thank you Alina!! I hope it’s a great replacement to the one you lost 🙂
Great recipe, its like you were reading my mind, I was thinking ok I have a slow cooker and was thinking of a recipe. …..ta da you posted one. thank you 🙂
You’re so welcome! I hope you love it. 😉
I love this kind of meat! We usually eat it with buckwheat and OMG it’s the best. I keep mine cleaner though and still comes out amazing. Just like we used to make at home. Love the photo!
I love it too because it’s not too fatty and you don’t have to pick at it too much 🙂
I love the slow cooker, but I kind of wish most recipes didn’t involve half cooking everything, it kind of defeats the whole purpose of the slow cooker. 🙁
I think the texture of the veggies is better when they are prepped, but I suppose you could do it without the extra prep.
There are just not too many things that are more comforting in the winter than a slow cooked beef with mushrooms. And wine makes everything tastes better! 🙂 Excellent.
Absolutely agreed 😉 Thanks Julia!
I don’t use heavy cream or soup mix, use 1can of each cream of mushroom and cream of chicken, and few tablespoons of sour cream. wine. The rest of the ingredients are the same,
I’ll have to try it. Thank so much for sharing! That sounds even easier 😉
This looks really delicious. Crock pot meals are perfect for the winter 🙂
I completely agree! 😉
I am big fan of the slow cooker for Sunday dinners, I also make my beef with cream of mushroom and cream of chicken, yummy….
:-O Oh dear that sounds good! Details please 😉
I love using my slow cooker for meats! This meat looks so tender and flavorful! Yum!
What’s your favorite slow cooker recipe? I’m always on the lookout for new ones! They are so easy!