Fran Murray Recipe

Granny Grant's Crock Pot "Pot" Roast

By Fran Murray franmurray

Recipe Rating:
4 to 6
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

Fran's Story

As long as I can remember, my mom has made pot roast in the crock pot using this recipe. I've tweaked it a bit over the years. My family is always excited when it's pot roast night. I'm excited because dinner cooked while I was working!


3 to 4 pound beef chuck pot roast
1 pkg
dry onion-mushroom soup mix
1/2 tsp
dried basil or thyme, crushed
bay leaves
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
4 to 6 whole, peeled baking potatoes
6 to 8 carrots, peeled and quartered
1 to 2 yellow onions, peeled and cut into eighths (extremely necessary)
12 oz
beer (your choice)

Directions Step-By-Step

In a crock-pot, place the beef roast in the bottom. Sprinkle the soup mix and basil or thyme evenly over the roast. Place the 2 bay leaves on top of the roast. Sprinkle the tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce over the soup mix and herbs. Place the baking potatoes towards and touching the outside edge of the crock-pot. Place the quartered carrots on top of the roast and in the middle of the potatoes. Spread the onion pieces evenly over the top. Pour the beer evenly over everything.
Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 6 hours. Serves 6.
POT ROAST GRAVY: if desired, remove meat and vegetables to a platter; keep warm. Pour meat juices and fat into a large glass measure. Skim off excess fat from pot juices. Measure 1 1/2 cups juices (if necessary, add beef broth to equal 1 1/2 cups). Pour measured juices into a large saucepan. Stir 1/2 cup cold water into 1/4 cup all-purpose flour; stir into pot juices. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to medium and cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes more. If desired, add several drops Kitchen Bouquet. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Soy Free

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Amber Watts Leximama89
Mar 4, 2015
I making this on the 14th lol thats when i gets paid
Renee Walker Walker24
Mar 9, 2014
Jeri it is so good... I'm going to make it again tomorrow and my husband said he can't wait to get home from work tomorrow... LOL Have a bless day
Jeri Haywood 1LUV75
Mar 8, 2014
This roast sounds amazing! I am making this for Sunday dinner tomorrow! Thank You!!
Lisa Mosher SchatzieNoel
Feb 2, 2014
This was delish!!!!! I must say, I don't like beer, I can't even stand the smell of beer....bit it sure added a great flavor to this roast. I will make this again & again & again. Loved it!
Fran Murray franmurray
Jan 27, 2014
How funny! I made it tonight too! I had foot surgery 10 days ago and just graduated from two crutches to one and this is the first day I was up to making dinner and I wanted something yummy but easy! Glad you both enjoyed it!