Old Fashioned Pot Roast (Slow Cooker)

A crock pot!  The single dad’s best friend.  You can make savory, tasty meals, and add a dose of nutrition at the same time.  Kids end up thinking you are a genius cook, and if you plan it right, you gat at least a lunch, if not an entire dinner out of the leftovers!  Here is an incredibly simple crockpot recipe.  I prepare this the night before and turn on the crockpot as I walk out the door to work.


  • 3 lbs pot roast
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • vegetable broth
  • water
  • 3 red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 10-15 baby carrots
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In crock pot, place pot roast
  2. Add soup
  3. Add two soup cans of vegetable broth and 1/2 can of water
  4. Add carrots, onions, garlic and potatoes
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste
  6. At this point, I put the pot in the fridge overnight, or if this is same day, put it right on low
  7. Cook for 10 hours on low setting

Serve this over rice, or even better, egg noodles.   Spoon the gravy over the roast.  Even though you have both carrots and potatoes in the roast, I will usually serve with a side of something green  Enjoy!


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