Slow Cooker Roast Beef in its own Gravy


This is my go-to recipe for pot roast on a busy weekday. It uses inexpensive cuts of meat, made posh by the slow cooker. After years of tweaking others' recipes, I think I found a good mix of high-quality pot roast while still being very quick and easy.

close up view of Slow Cooker Roast Beef in its own Gravy served with carrots, onions and potatoes on a platter
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
9 servings


  • 1 pound baby red potatoes, halved

  • 1 (16 ounce) package baby carrots

  • 1 yellow onion, quartered

  • 1 (10 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup

  • 1 (1.5 ounce) package beef stew seasoning mix

  • 1 (3 pound) beef chuck roast

  • 1 (1 ounce) envelope onion soup mix (such as Lipton® Beefy Onion)


  1. Arrange potatoes, carrots, and onion around the edges of a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.

  2. Whisk celery soup and beef stew seasoning mix together in a bowl until smooth and creamy.

  3. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat; cook roast until browned and seared, about 3 minutes per side. Sprinkle onion soup mix over entire roast and place roast in the center of the slow cooker, surrounding it with the vegetable mixture. Spread celery soup mixture over roast.

  4. Cook on Low, 8 to 10 hours.

  5. Remove roast from the slow cooker and place on cutting board; let rest for 10 minutes.

  6. Strain remaining liquid in the slow cooker into a bowl and whisk until smooth, about 1 minute.

  7. Slice roast and serve alongside vegetables and gravy.

Cook's Note:

For smaller roasts or to reduce the sodium content, use only half of the onion soup mix on the top of the roast.

Pot roast can also be shredded. Using two forks, shred the pot roast and remove any lingering globs of fat. Serve atop the vegetables covered in gravy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

332 Calories
18g Fat
21g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 332
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 983mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 592mg 13%

* 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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