Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pot Roast

If you love pot roast, this is the easiest pot roast recipe you will ever make. Just add these 5 simple ingredients into your slow cooker and power it on. Dinner is ready just a few hours later.

Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pot Roast on a platter with onion and tomatoes on top

I am all about easy. This recipe is paleo, and I dedicate it to all of the meat lovers in your family.

This 5 ingredient pot roast recipe just doesn’t get any easier. It is truly fool proof!

Dump the ingredients into your slow cooker. DON’T brown the meat first. NEVER coat the meat in anything. DON’T do anything extra. This roast doesn’t need any special TLC to become great. These rules should help you make the best pot roast dinner :-). This slow cook roast is guaranteed to be an incredible dinner!

If you love slow cooker recipes, try this Slow Cooker Pulled Pork or this Spicy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Tacos recipe.

This recipe is whole30 compliant, paleo, dairy free, and full of protein! You can also use boneless beef chuck roast in this slow cooker pot roast recipe.

Moist and Juicy 5 Ingredient Crockpot Pot Roast from the side view with onion and tomatoes.

We continue to get meat from our organic CSA Prather Ranch. (*please note this is an unsolicited plug. I was NOT compensated in anyway to mention them.) Each month is a mystery. We never know what we get until we open up the box. This month, there was a two pound roast included.

My growing son was so excited about this roast. At 13 and 5’8″ he is growing like a weed, and eating us out of house and home in the process.

Pot roast is typically braised and then slow cooked so it becomes tender, almost melting in your mouth. I am a bit lazy and so my roast recipe is not braised. As you can see below, I just dumped it all into my slow cooker. If you have a tough cut of meat, this is the best way to make it tender.

Even without the braising, my easy roast recipe made a delicious dinner our whole family devoured.

This roast lasted about 12 hours.Β  That is it. My son really, really loved this boneless chuck roast dinner and had several dinners within a few hours :-).

Do you have boys? Do yours eat constantly? I am still amazed at how much food they can put away.

How to cook slow cooker pot roast:

Pot Roast Ingredients in the slow cooker

As I mentioned before, this is a simple dump, cover, and cook crock pot recipe.

Fool Proof 5 Ingredient Crockpot Pot Roast with a serving fork in the background. Steam is rising off the meat.

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Tools You Need To Make This Recipe:

Slow Cooker. Load in all of the ingredients, put on the lid, and turn it on low. Dinner will be ready in 5-6 hours!

Quick and Easy 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
  • 2 pound pot roast
  • 1 can organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • salt/pepper to taste
  1. Put all of the ingredients into a crock pot.
  2. Turn on high and cook for 4 hours.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and cook and additional 2 hours.
  4. Remove and enjoy.
  5. Feel free to add vegetables to the crock pot. My kids are not fond of vegetables cooked in the slow cooker, but most kids probably aren't as picky as mine :-).

Round out the meal. Here are some delicious sides and desserts to enjoy with this dish.

Brussels Sprouts Salad in white bowls

Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecakes with chocolate fudge being drizzled on top

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecakes

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  1. This pot roast looks fantastic! I’ve definitely fallen into the slump of using canned soup and powdered dressing mixes on my roasts…. I can just imagine how much better it would taste using fresh ingredients like this!

  2. I can’t believe you don’t have to brown this roast for great flavor. This is a “time saver” for sure. Especially on a busy morning trying to get out the door. YUM.

  3. I’m all about quick and easy also, your slow cooker pot roast sounds perfect.

  4. I love meat dishes like this one. Easy and yummy!

  5. Pot roast was always my favorite as a kid. My mom would make it sometimes on Sundays, and I always loved that tender juicy meat! I do miss it now as a vegetarain, but this is exactly the kind of dish I like to make for company. Thanks for the recipe, I bookmarked it for later!

  6. Love simple meals like this. I typically make my pot roast with horseradish, but tomatoes sound great.

  7. Love your slow cooker pot roast. I have 3 boys and they all could eat 24/7! Nettie

  8. My kiddoes are still small but I can image them growing up and eatingme out of house as they are both very very tall. And yes please to easy meals like this.

  9. I love cooking in my slow cooker and this beef is right up my alley!

  10. One of my favorite comfort foods! Great looking recipe!!

  11. Gorgeous pot roast Sandi and a must-try for sure! Love the easy prep!

  12. Perfect Sunday dinner and so good too!

  13. What time is dinner?

  14. Holy moly that looks good. With a tossed green salad…I am THERE, for dinner!

  15. MMmm pot roasts are the best! You’ve minded me we were given a pot roast cut from a local crofter that is still in the freezer. Local, home grown organic meat. Can’t beat it!

  16. I’m not good at cooking meat, but at eating I am. Your recipe looks fabulous!

  17. This Pot Roast looks utterly delicious! And EASY!!! Yay! I’m all about dump and go crock pot recipes. I am pinning this beauty for the next time I get hold of a gorgeous roast like you have there!

  18. Love such easy to make recipes! Looks delicious!

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