Crock Pot Roast

This recipe comes again from Rachel at The Sisters Dish. She posted this recipe along with the sweet carrots. I made this roast to have right along with those sweet carrots. It is really hard for me to find a roast to make in the crock pot that has a lot of flavor. Most of the time, I find a recipe that makes a tender roast in the crock pot but it usually lacks in taste. This one was delicious and full of flavor.

I actually used a smaller 3 pound roast and it worked fine. I do think I will cut the cayenne pepper in half. It wasn’t overly strong, but left a little burn in your mouth after so I adjusted it in the recipe below. I still want the flavor, but I could do without the burn.  I followed Rachel’s direction to make the gravy, which was a new way for me. I’ve heard of making a roux for gravy, but always made it the way my mom did with a slurry of water and flour. I ended up with about 4 cups of liquid after cooking the roast so I double the amount of flour and butter. Again, I have adjust the recipe below for this. We like gravy so I wanted the full amount.

After this the gravy, for me, was a bit thinner than I like so I did end up making a little bit of slurry to thicken it a little more. I always add some browning sauce to my gravy, so I did add a little of that too. Then I gave the gravy a taste and it only need a little bit of salt and it was perfection. My entire family loved the way this turned out. I am definitely going to add these to my tried and true file. Thanks again Rachel!

Crock Pot Roast |

Crock Pot Roast
  • 5 lb. boneless rump roast (pretty much any cut of meat will work)
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp seasoned salt
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • browning sauce, optional
  1. Place roast along with garlic powder, seasoned salt, cayenne pepper, oregano, onion, dry onion soup, and broth in the crock pot. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6 hours.
  2. Remove roast from crock pot to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Whisk in tablespoons flour. Whisk in 4 cups of the liquid from the roast. If you are low on liquid you can use extra broth. Add a tsp or 2 of browning sauce if desired. Cook until it thickens to desired consistency. Serves 6-8.

This photo is the original photo from the post.  Photo above was updated in April 2013.

9 comments on “Crock Pot Roast

  • Can you add potatoes and carrots to this to make it a full meal ? If so what would you do different.

  • I have not made this recipe – yet – but wanted to reply to your comment about the taste.
    When I was young, my mother used to cook a roast (traditionally, in the oven). She would add a packet of onion soup mix to the meat when the meat went in the oven, and used ‘the run off’ to make gravy.
    We used to call it GOOD gravy (my mouth is watering now) and were very reluctant to eat other people’s gravy.

  • What is browning sauce? And where do I buy it?

  • This recipe is awesome …… not one to make gravy i usually use the canned gravy. But thus gravy is yummy and very easy to make. Id make this recipe again and recommend it to everyone.

  • I’ve invited the family to ours this xmas for a big dinner, so the roast is pretty central to that.. I found an archive of recipes at this roast recipes site, but cant seem to decide on one in particular – there’s so many to choose from! It is fun planning such a big christmas dinner though!

  • I made this yesterday and yum! Absolutely super extra delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

  • My wife made this just now, it is OUT OF CONTROL!!! D LISH!!! The gravy is awesome!! 5 stars way to go

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