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Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Malbec (Red Wine)

Rated as 4.94 out of 5 Stars

"I love the convenience of the slow cooker but I do not care for the sodium content by using cream of mushroom soup etc. Sadly many of today's recipes call for the can of soup. I have tried many recipes over the years and adjusted them and this is the result. Please do use the wine, most of the alcohol dissipates with the cooking."
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5 h 20 m servings 350
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine steak seasoning, salt, thyme, and rosemary together in a bowl; rub onto the roast.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and place roast in skillet; cook until roast is browned on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  3. Place the roast in the slow cooker and add au jus mix and onion soup mix. Pour water and Malbec over roast.
  4. Cook on High for 5 hours (or cook in Low for 8 to 9 hours).


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Please adjust the salt in the mix to your taste, start out with a bit less than the amount called for and add more later. I have found the amount was just right for my liking.
  • Strain the gravy and thicken with a flour slurry if necessary. This recipe makes a lot of good gravy.
  • Since I had time I seared the pot roast, but I am thinking that in a time crunch it won't be necessary.
  • For the wine, I used an Australian Malbec. But please, use any red wine that you would drink. Dornfelder, Merlot, Pinot Noir or Zinfandel would also very equal substitutes.
  • For all DIYers: any homemade season mix can be easily substituted for the store-bought ones. Allrecipes has many to choose from.
  • For other tasty additions: add pearl onions, peas, carrots,or potatoes. I have not tried these add-ons yet, so I can't speak for it. but I am sure it would be great.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 350 calories; 21.1 8.5 22.7 86 3076 Full nutrition

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A FABULOUS dish! Whatever would a dish be without the balance of flavor and decadence? Hence, the answer was found here amidst the array of lightly fine fresh seasonings utilized.. creating a ...

Makes a delicious roast. I nixed the salt as there is plenty in the Montreal Steak spice (which my wife didn't like so much, but I thought it was fine). Used Australian Shiraz instead of Merlot-...

Very easy to make, loved it. Added to my favourite. Thanks

I tried this tonight and it was an absolute HIT with the family!! My kids are very picky eaters so I was a little scared that they wouldn't like it. Well they loved it! I didn't change anything ...

Made it exactly by the recipe. My wife absolutely loved it. A little on the salty side, but fantastic taste overall.

My hubby and I loved this recipe! The roast was moist and tender and the gravy was so flavorful and looked so rich and deep in color. I eliminate the salt as there is plenty in the other seasoni...

This is a delicious pot roast! Came out so tender and flavorful, not too salty. The only substitute I made was to use a beef bullion cube instead of the aus jus mix, I dissolved a 2cup cube in...

One of my families favorite "comfort food" recipes! We serve it with the sauce from the pan drippings, mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli. Delicious!

Will definitely make it again! It was perfect!