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Slow Cooker Yankee Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Yankee Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Yankee Pot Roast made with root vegetables, potatoes, tomatoes and red wine. The roast is flavorful and slow cooked to tender perfection.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Yankee Pot Roast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 hours 40 minutes
Total Time 11 hours
Servings 6 servings
Calories 384 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet



  • 1 (3.5 - to 5-pounds) top round roast or chuck roast or round tip roast
  • Kosher or sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Slow Cooker Ingredients:

  • 1 cup red wine or beef broth
  • 1 cup beef broth low sodium
  • 1 large onion quartered
  • 2 large carrots cut into chunks or 2 cups of baby carrots
  • 10 mini red potatoes washed
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 14. 5oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Optional Cornstarch Slurry:

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water


  • Fresh chopped parsley


Brown the Beef:

  1. Season beef with salt and pepper.
  2. Place a large cast iron pan or dutch oven on the stove over heat. Once hot add oil, and sear roast on all sides.

Add to Slow Cooker:

  1. Transfer roast to the slow cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients from the "Slow Cooker Ingredients" list. Stir to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on Low for 8-9 hours or on High for 5 hours. Until the beef is tender.

Optional Cornstarch Slurry:

  1. Mix water and cornstarch is a small bowl until the cornstarch is fully dissolved.
  2. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the slurry to the slow cooker to thicken the gravy. Gently stir to distribute the mixture.
  3. Cover and cook for 30 minutes on High.


  1. Serve the roast with the veggies and topped with the gravy sauce. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.
  2. Store roast in the fridge in an airtight container topped with the gravy liquid.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Yankee Pot Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 423mg18%
Potassium 2214mg63%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 3530IU71%
Vitamin C 43.1mg52%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.