Marie’s Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast


I found this recipe on posted by Marie Thomas.  It’s really great!  It took only about five hours, but slow cookers vary considerably with temperatures and settings.  With my onion problem, I halved the dry onion soup mix amount and omitted the raw onion (and upped the other veggies).  We both think it turned out just spectacular even with those changes.  The veggies were insanely good, flavorful, and fork tender!  With the price of chuck roast, I used a 2# roast, but left the other ingredients mostly as is because we like a lot of juice.  The recipe below is for the full 4# recipe and ingredients – not halved.  It was a PERFECT Sunday meal and we will have many leftovers!  Enjoy!


  • 4 pounds chuck roast

  • salt 

  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix

  • 1 cup water

  • 3 carrots, chopped

*(see how you tolerate this and check the ingredients in the mix!)
*Onion can be flaring, it’s usually on the try-it list.


  1. Season the roast with salt and pepper to taste. Brown on all sides in a large skillet over high heat, about 4 minutes per side.
  2. Place the roast in the slow cooker and add the soup mix, water, carrots, onion, potatoes, and celery.
  3. Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 to 10 hours.  *Your time may vary; check after 5 hours, I’d say.
  4. Remove meat from cooker, loosely tent with foil, and let rest at least 10-15 minutes before slicing.  (While the meat was resting on the cutting board, I left the veggies and juice in slow cooker on the “warm” setting and let them remain heated.)


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4 thoughts on “Marie’s Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

  1. HinTiffany! When omitting fresh onions , how muchand of the onion flakes do you substitute to replace the fresh onion?

    • Hi Ann, onions can flare you, so I only use a tiny bit of pure onion powder (not salt), or onion flakes, when I cook certain items. Honestly, I’d only use a dash to be safe and see how you tolerate it!

  2. I’m like you. I can’t tolerate the fresh onions. I can tolerate onion powder, onion flakes and garlic powder. I’m hoing to make this tomorrow using the onion powder. I can’t wait to try it.

    • I’ve also found ways to make my onion soup mix recipe from scratch to help prevent my flares. Thanks for your feedback.

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