There are only 5 ingredients in this simple, healthy (both paleo and whole30 compliant) & flavorful slow cooker pot roast recipe.
Roasts were made for the slow cooker. Outside of chili I think they’re my favorite dish to make in the slow cooker. In general, roasts are pretty easy to make. When you use your slow cooker, they’re almost 100% foolproof. Almost…if you mess this up, don’t blame me:-)
Since I’m limiting myself to 5 ingredients I had to make some choices with this roast. I went with yellow potatoes (use sweet potatoes to keep it paleo) and carrots. I picked up my tri-colored carrots but you can use regular orange carrots. Since my beef was approximately 2 pounds, I used 1/2 cup of broth. You’ll need to add 1/4 cup more broth for every additional pound your cut of meat is.
I did brown my beef beforehand. This is an optional but recommended step. I did so because I have the slow cooker that allows you to brown your meat directly in the base. You can add your meat raw though, you don’t have to sear it first. I also added a tablespoon of dried chopped onion. Again, optional and yes that would technically make this more than 5 ingredients. This recipe calls for your favorite steak seasoning. If you don’t have a favorite or preferred steak seasoning, make your own!
You’ll know this is done when the meat shred easily with a fork. Keep cooking it until it does. Depending on how your slow cooker heats, this might take the full 10 hours. Mine cooked in 9.Print
5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Pot Roast (Paleo/Whole30)
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 8 hours
- Total Time: 8 hours 5 mins
- Yield: 4 servings
- 2 lb chuck roast
- 1 lb potatoes, chopped
- 1 lb carrots, chopped
- 2 tbsp steak seasoning
- 1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
- 2 tsp oil (optional)
Optional step is to add oil to a large skillet over medium heat and sear the meat a few minutes each side prior to adding the roast to the slow cooker.
- Season roast generously with steak seasoning.
- Add roast, potatoes, and carrots to the slow cooker.
- Pour broth on top.
- Cook HIGH 4-5 hours, LOW 8-10.
PS. This is one of those meal that will have your entire house smelling wonderful when you get home!