Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Caramelized Onions & Mushrooms

slow cooker pot roast

Slow cooker pot roast is my favorite way to cook pot roast. It’s minimal effort and there’s not much better than a house filled with the aromas of a delicious meal. This is a basic pot roast recipe so feel free to mix it up. You can substitute beef stock for the red wine, toss in your favorite herbs or spices and if time is an issue, you can skip caramelizing the onions and mushrooms.

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Be sure to choose a sauté pan large enough to hold your pot roast. You can use the same pan to cook the onions and mushrooms.

You can swap beef broth for the red wine for an alcohol-free version.


Slow Cooker

Large Sauté Pan

Wooden Spoon



Sautéing Mushrooms

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