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Classic Pot Roast

This classic pot roast recipe creates tender beef roast with mushroom gravy. The best part is that it's a hands-off slow cooker recipe!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 10 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pot roast, slow cooker beef, slow cooker recipes
Servings: 6
Calories: 587kcal


  • 4 lb beef roast like bottom round, rump or your choice
  • 10.5 oz condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 tbsp brown gravy mix 0.87 oz brown gravy mix packet
  • 1 tbsp instant onion
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms optional
  • 2 beef stock cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 bay leaf optional


  • Mix all ingredients, except beef roast in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Place beef roast in the crock of a 5-6 qt slow cooker. Pour soup mixture over roast.
  • Cover and cook on LOW 6-10 hours. Gravy may be thickened with flour/water or cornstarch/water if desired.


Serving: 6oz | Calories: 587kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 947mg | Potassium: 1131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 39IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 7mg