Sliced pot roast and gravy in serving dish
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5 from 10 votes

Easy Pot Roast in Slow Cooker

Make an incredibly easy pot roast in a slow cooker! The meat and onions cook down to create their own gravy - you don't have to do a thing.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Anne Murphy


  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 lb Chuck or Round roast - or size that you want and that fits in your slow cooker
  • Pinch salt


  • Peel and slice the onion.
  • Place a small amount of the onion in the bottom of the slow cooker, and put the meat in on top of it. Pile the rest of the onion slices on top of the meat. Sprinkle with salt.
  • Cover and cook - 7-8 hours on Low, or 5 on High.


This is the easiest pot roast I have ever made - and it is delicious. The onion melts into a sauce, blended with the juices from the beef.