Cooking With Kids – How to Make Perfect Pot Roast



As a mom who works outside the home in addition to this blog, I always love easy crock pot dinners. One of my husband’s favorites is pot roast and this is one of the quickest and tastiest ways to prepare. It takes just a few minutes to get it ready in the morning, and then just let it simmer all. By dinner time you’re set. Here’s how to make it.



  • One beef chuck roast 
  • 4 packets brown gravy
  • Several potatoes
  • Baby Carrots & additional vegetables (if desired)
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • Mix 4 packets gravy and 3 cups water into crock pot and mix completely with whisk 
  • Add in salt and pepper or additional seasonings if you desire
  • Add roast
  • Wash potatoes, cutting into portions if necessary to get them to fit around roast into crock pot
  • Place potatoes, baby carrots and any other veggies you like in the water around the roast
  • Cook on low heat 8 to 10 hours. If possible, flip roast once during day to prevent one side from drying out and to keep it moist



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  1. Patty Broderick-White says:

    Ive always been so afraid to make a pot roast in the slow cooker, but I’m going to try this. You make it look so simple and it looks like it turned out perfect!

  2. Todd Lovessweeps says:

    Going to try making my next pot roast like this – thanks for the tips.

  3. judy gardner says:

    my mother always cooked her pot roast in the oven and it was sometimes tough. i think it would be much better cooked in a slow cooker!

  4. We always make our roast in a dutch oven on the stove. Looks like a good recipe though, I don’t use my crockpot enough. Ok. I don’t use my crockpot ever…. it just sits in the closet!

  5. Carol Oddy says:

    This pot roast dinner recipe looks very easy to make & quick!

  6. Thank you for posting this. I love when parents cook with kids.

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