Weeknight Slow Cooker Chuck Roast


I love my weeknight chuck roast that cooks all day in the slow cooker. Just season and add to your slow cooker and when you come home dinner is waiting! All you need to do is add your favorite sides; most of them can also be made in advance.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 1 (4 pound) beef chuck roast

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 yellow onions, quartered

  • 3 cloves garlic, or more to taste

  • 2 cups beef broth

  • 1 cup vegetable broth

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 3 sprigs thyme, chopped


  1. Season beef chuck roast with sea salt and black pepper; put into the crock of a slow cooker with onion quarters and garlic cloves. Pour beef broth and vegetable broth over the roast. Lay bay leaves and thyme atop the roast.

  2. Cook on Low for 7 to 8 hours.

Cook's Note:

If you have a large enough slow cooker, buy a big roast or 2 smaller ones and make several other meals for the rest of the week or freeze and save for later! The slow cooker is on so why not fill it with yummy food?

Use 2 teaspoons dried thyme in place of fresh, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

372 Calories
25g Fat
7g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 372
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 103mg 34%
Sodium 652mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 359mg 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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