The best vegetable gravy you ever tasted--and the roast isn't bad either! We always had this meal with mounds of mashed potatoes. Great on a cold wintry evening!

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Season roast with salt and pepper. Place meat in pot with fat side up. Pour tomato sauce over roast. Place onion rings over all. Toss in bay leaves. Cover and cook 1 hour on high.

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  • After 1 hour, reduce heat to low and cook 6 to 8 more hours. Carefully lift meat out of pot and remove to a warm platter.

  • Pour drippings through strainer into medium-sized saucepan and discard material in strainer. Whisk in flour to liquid. Cook, stirring constantly over medium heat until thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper; serve alongside roast.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

552 calories; 45.2 g protein; 10.2 g carbohydrates; 149.7 mg cholesterol; 570.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (112)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2004
I thought this recipe was way better than Awesome slow cooker pot roast. I load it up with potatoes and carrots to make it a more sustantial meal. I just throw everything in a slow cooker before I go to work on low and it is ready when we all get home. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/14/2015
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
(17)
151 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 87
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2004
I thought this recipe was way better than Awesome slow cooker pot roast. I load it up with potatoes and carrots to make it a more sustantial meal. I just throw everything in a slow cooker before I go to work on low and it is ready when we all get home. Read More
(175)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2004
I thought this recipe was way better than Awesome slow cooker pot roast. I load it up with potatoes and carrots to make it a more sustantial meal. I just throw everything in a slow cooker before I go to work on low and it is ready when we all get home. Read More
(175)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
VERY good roast! I used chuck roast and it turned out great. Per others I did add a couple hearty dashes of all-season salt to the beef. Also I didn't bother straining/making the gravy b/c the meat was so tender it had already "shred" itself. With a side of "Baked Vegetables" and "Sweet Dinner Rolls" (both from this site) we ate until we we stuffed! Plan to use the little that's left of this stuff on sandwiches! Thanks for the great recipe J.Stewart! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2003
One of the best slow-cooker pot roast recipes I have ever made. So easy and quick to put together and indeed makes the best gravy ever! I used a sirloin tip roast and will certainly make it again. The flavor is delicious without having to add many many ingredients and spices. pc8 Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2009
Nice change from the usual dry or canned soup mix recipes! I used homemade tomato sauce I had put up from my garden as well as a glug of red wine (Sangiovese) some minced garlic fresh parsley and fresh oregano. The sauce was thinner than I would have liked after cooking but rather than thickening it with flour I just transferred it to a saucepan and reduced it on the stovetop. The meat was tender and well-flavored and the reduced sauce was perfect tossed with pasta and grated Parmesan cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2008
Oh this was delicious. It was my first attempt at pot roast and it turned out great. I loved the tomato sauce! YUM! The gravy was thick enough too so I didn't need to add any flour. I did add spices and garlic to give it more flavour. Thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2003
Surprisingly good!! My picky husband even liked it. I used a sirloin tip roast and cooked for 1.5 hours on high and 5-6 more hours on low. I do think it could use a little seasoning salt which I will use next time. We served it over rice and it was great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2010
Recipe is amazingly delicious as is. Only change I made was I seasoned the meat with salt and pepper before placing in slow cooker. I used an eye round roast as it was on sale and I know it is a nice tender piece of meat. I also added some minced garlic and an extra bay leaf. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2003
This was wonderful tasting and the meat was so tender! I actually used a chuck roast - it was awesome and as good left over as when first served. I did add a little red wine. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2003
The sauce was good but I added a bit of wine and it made it better. Apparently you don't use an Eye of Round roast. My roast was dry. Will try it again though. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/14/2015
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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