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Savory Italian Pot Roast (Slow Cooker Version)

Savory Italian pot roast is an easy Instant Pot or slow cooker dump dinner that will impress all your friends and family. No more dry, bland pot roasts!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Servings 10
Author Mary


  • 2-3 lb. chuck roast
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 6 whole carrots peeled & cut into large chunks
  • 1-2 cups mushrooms sliced

For the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch or 1/8 cup arrowroot powder for paleo, omit for keto
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup beef broth or chicken
  • 1/4 cup Bragg liquid aminos or fermented soy sauce, or coconut aminos
  • 1 can plain tomato sauce 7.5 ounces
  • 1 tbsp. basil
  • 1 tbsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. pepper


  1. Add chuck roast and vegetables to the bottom of your slow cooker.

  2. In a large jar, combine cornstarch (or arrowroot), beef broth, tomato sauce, garlic, liquid aminos, and seasonings.

  3. Shake vigorously to combine the sauce.

  4. Pour sauce over the roast and vegetables.

  5. Cook on low for 5-6 hours until meat is fall apart tender and serve.