Rosemary Pot Roast

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours


2 servings

Updated: Aug. 29, 2022
Come home to a comforting, ready-to-eat entree with this slow-cooker favorite sized just right for two. It’s so easy, and it fills the house with a wonderful aroma. —Marcia Schroeder, River Edge, New Jersey
Rosemary Pot Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 boneless beef chuck steak (3/4 inch thick and 3/4 pound)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine or additional beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil on both sides. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the broth, tomato sauce, wine, onion, garlic, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, about 8 hours.
  2. Remove beef and keep warm. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir in cooking juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve with beef.
Test Kitchen tip: Mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli with lemon butter make this a hearty meal for two. Also, leftovers are so tender and tasty, you just might want to double this recipe to serve over noodles or in sandwiches the next day.

Nutrition Facts

5 ounces cooked beef: 358 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.