Lazy Man's Pot Roast


Lazy Man's Pot Roast

For a hearty meal that doesn't require a ton of time in the kitchen, turn to this easy recipe for Lazy Man's Pot Roast. With the help of your slow cooker, you can make a flavorful meal for the whole family and you'll barely have to lift a finger. Like all of our favorite easy slow cooker recipes, this pot roast recipe allows you to go about your day while your dinner basically cooks itself. How convenient!

Cooking MethodSlow Cooker


  • 3 pounds chuck roast
  • 1 1/2 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (16-ounce) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • coarsely ground pepper, to taste
  • flour to cover the roast
  • salt, to taste
  • 8 ounces water


  1. Saute onion and garlic with oil in pot until transparent.
  2. Season the roast with salt and pepper and then dredge (lightly) in flour.
  3. Brown the roast in the pot (on top of the onions and garlic) on both sides for about 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer roast to the slow cooker, add the stewed tomatoes, water and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Cook on setting 4 (of 5) for about 5 hours.
  6. When done, puree the remaining tomatoes, juices and onions. Return to pan and add thickener for gravy.



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