Slow Cooker Au Jus Pot Roast


I've never found a recipe I really liked for a savory, au jus-style pot roast without mushy veggies and a weird sweetness. So after some experimenting, this is the way I make it every time now. The tomato sauce disappears and will not make a tomato-flavored gravy. Quick and easy. The roast size and cut can vary, and it will still turn out great. Good for those who don't like onions, although they can be added if you like. I love to make homemade mashed potatoes and dill carrot slices for sides. Cook roast on top of sliced onion rings if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) boneless beef chuck roast

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon Montreal-style steak seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 cube beef bouillon

  • 1 cup hot strong black coffee

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, or to taste

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, or to taste


  1. Rub chuck roast with 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce and sprinkle on all sides with steak seasoning.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the roast in the hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer roast to a slow cooker.

  3. Dissolve beef bouillon cube in the coffee and pour the mixture over the roast. Pour tomato sauce over meat and season with oregano; drizzle meat with 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce.

  4. Set cooker to Low and cook until meat is tender, 8 to 10 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

386 Calories
29g Fat
3g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 386
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 698mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 378mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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