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Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pot Roast

Slow-simmered and seasoned with rosemary, mustard and thyme, this tender and tasty crock pot roast and potatoes recipe is so easy to make and always a hit. Substitute burgundy or brandy plus a half-cup of water for the broth…the aroma of this English roast recipe is wonderful! —Jeannie Klugh, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup fresh baby carrots
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups beef broth
  • Minced fresh thyme, optional


  • Place potatoes and carrots in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Cut roast in half. Combine the mustard, rosemary, garlic salt, thyme and pepper; rub over roast.
  • Place in slow cooker; top with onion and broth. Cover and cook on low until meat and vegetables are tender, 6-8 hours. If desired, top with minced thyme.
    Freeze option: Place sliced pot roast and vegetables in freezer containers; top with cooking juices. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Roasting is one of the healthiest methods for cooking vegetables. It often uses less fat than sautéing and helps retain more nutrients than boiling would.
  • A thrifty alternative to purchased garlic salt is to mix up your own: Just combine 1 teaspoon garlic powder with 3 teaspoons of table salt or other fine-grained salt. The ratio works the same for onion salt, too.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 each: 352 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 657mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein.


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    • Kristen
      Nov 23, 2020

      I did not find this recipe one that I would make again. Meat cooked nicely but broth was bland and overall not tasty enough. It needed salt afterwards.

    • robinstamm
      Nov 12, 2020

      I stumbled on a sale for chuck roast ...and then went searching for what to do with ti. I came across this recipe and found it warm and inviting, so I made it ... which is rare for me. I followed all directions (also rare). It was so good I ate enough for two when it was time to eat. I put the rest of the dish into about a half-dozen freezer bags, and after diping into the first "reheat", the flavor is still fabulous.This is a really wonderful recipe.

    • Allen
      Nov 12, 2020

      I tried a recipe very similar to this recently, and it was very good. Now I will try yours and let you know what I think. It sure looks like it'll be 5 stars, just by looking at the ingredients.

    • P.J.
      Nov 12, 2020

      To Sirmons: The reason that your $20 roast was tough was that you cooked it for 13 HOURS!! Half that time it wouldn't have been tough. Overcoming it drys it out, slow- cooked too!

    • Michelle
      Jun 25, 2020

      I don't know my rating yet...I just put this in the post. I have. a question though - Am I supposed to stir this at some point? Or leave it alone? Will rate tonight after we eat. thx!

    • sjpoor
      Mar 1, 2020

      This roast turned out very tender, melt in your mouth. I will not add so much rosemary next time but it was tasty. The vegetables were perfect. Did add mushrooms as I had them on-hand. For the persons claiming this was dry.....try grinding up the meat, adding mayonnaise, sweet pickles and a little onion and enjoy some sandwiches. Who can afford to throw out something; instead try making it into something useful. Waste not...want not.

    • Anne
      Dec 13, 2019

      My go to pot roast recipe. The whole family loves it and we never get tired of it. The roast comes out juicy and delicious every time!

    • Ash
      Nov 21, 2019

      My 11 year old son made this for the family and the outcome was an amazing pot roast! He said it was very easy if you can follow directions.

    • Teresa
      Nov 15, 2019

      No comment left

    • KathyCooks1943
      Nov 14, 2019

      I really don't understand how a recipe goes from 5 stars to zero. I am leery trying any recipe lately. Sometimes I think, that person's great reviews are written by relatives. I have had some really bad luck with most recipes. I canceled Pinterest completely. Everything there is the BEST. Definitely not worth the time or money there. I usually will try a TOH recipe only if approve by TOH. Most of the time the recipe will work.