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Mother's Pot Roast

"The best vegetable gravy you ever tasted--and the roast isn't bad either! We always had this meal with mounds of mashed potatoes. Great on a cold wintry evening!"
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7 h 10 m servings 552 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings (4 to 6 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 552 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 36.6 g
  • 56%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.2g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 45.2 g
  • 90%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 150 mg
  • 50%
  • Sodium:
  • 570 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Season roast with salt and pepper. Place meat in pot with fat side up. Pour tomato sauce over roast. Place onion rings over all. Toss in bay leaves. Cover and cook 1 hour on high.
  2. After 1 hour, reduce heat to low and cook 6 to 8 more hours. Carefully lift meat out of pot and remove to a warm platter.
  3. Pour drippings through strainer into medium-sized saucepan and discard material in strainer. Whisk in flour to liquid. Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper; serve alongside roast.


  • Partner tip: Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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I thought this recipe was way better than Awesome slow cooker pot roast. I load it up with potatoes and carrots to make it a more sustantial meal. I just throw everything in a slow cooker befo...

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I thought this recipe was way better than Awesome slow cooker pot roast. I load it up with potatoes and carrots to make it a more sustantial meal. I just throw everything in a slow cooker befo...

VERY good roast! I used chuck roast and it turned out great. Per others, I did add a couple hearty dashes of all-season salt to the beef. Also, I didn't bother straining/making the gravy b/c th...

One of the best slow-cooker pot roast recipes I have ever made. So easy and quick to put together and indeed makes the best gravy ever! I used a sirloin tip roast and will certainly make ...

Nice change from the usual dry or canned soup mix recipes! I used homemade tomato sauce I had put up from my garden, as well as a glug of red wine (Sangiovese), some minced garlic, fresh parsl...

Oh this was delicious. It was my first attempt at pot roast and it turned out great. I loved the tomato sauce! YUM! The gravy was thick enough too so I didn't need to add any flour. I did add sp...

Surprisingly good!! My picky husband even liked it. I used a sirloin tip roast and cooked for 1.5 hours on high and 5-6 more hours on low. I do think it could use a little seasoning salt, whi...

Recipe is amazingly delicious as is. Only change I made was I seasoned the meat with salt and pepper before placing in slow cooker. I used an eye round roast as it was on sale and I know it is...

This was wonderful tasting and the meat was so tender! I actually used a chuck roast - it was awesome and as good left over as when first served. I did add a little red wine.

The sauce was good but I added a bit of wine and it made it better. Apparently you don't use an Eye of Round roast. My roast was dry. Will try it again though.