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Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Malbec (Red Wine)

Rated as 4.91 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.
  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker 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-...

This was one of the best pot roasts I've ever made, but there are several factors that affect that comment. I used an Angus chuck roast which is the very best. I used the ingredients and quantit...

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 ...

This has great potential, but the salt content made this almost inedible. I followed the recipe exactly, but I think I’ll have to tweak it to make it work.

Turned out great! It did smoke the kitchen a bit when I was browning it but what’s cooking without a little smoke? I did omit the salt and it was plenty salty enough. I also cooked it on top p...

Used chuck roast, a healthy tablespoon of homemade Ranch Mix, Au juice packet and a cup of Burgundy cooking wine/water. Slow six hours, added carrots, celery and potatoes, cooked high for two ho...

I made this slow cooker pot roast this morning and it was ready in 7 hours. That part was great! Very tender and smelled fabulous as well when we walked in the door eagerly anticipating our din...