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Rosemary Pot Roast {Slow Cooker}

Nothing says “comfort” to me more in the winter months than a slow cooker creating tantalizing fragrances as it warms up a pot roast for dinner. Not that you can call 50 degrees in January in Ohio Winter. Not that I am complaining. In fact, I would be incredibly thrilled if it weren’t for my sinuses being so stubborn about not liking this weather. I digress.

Rosemary Pot Roast . . .the night I made this dish I stuck bread to baking in the bread machine and when my husband came home he practically salivated upon entering the house. And it was as pleasing to the taste buds as it was to the olfactory senses. And considering it took me all of 10 minutes to prepare and set in the slow cooker, I would have to say that it was a huge success.

Rosemary Pot Roast


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  • 2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cubed
  • 3 small baking potatoes, cut into 1.5 inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1.5 inch pieces
  • 14.5 ounces Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes with Rosemary & Oregano, undrained
  • 10.75 ounces condensed reduced fat and sodium cream of mushroom soup
  • 0.5 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons Hunt’s Tomato Paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 0.5 teaspoons salt


Spray inside of 4 to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside. Trim excess fat from beef; discard. Cut beef into 1-1/2-inch pieces; set aside. Combine potatoes and onion in slow cooker. Top with beef and remaining ingredients. Cook on HIGH 5 hours or on LOW 10 hours or until beef is tender.

Freezing Directions:

To freeze, assemble all ingredients in a gallon freezer bag making sure that the potatoes are on the bottom and covered with water to prevent browning. Freeze. To serve: Thaw. Place in the slow cooker. Cook on HIGH 5 hours or on LOW 10 hours or until beef is tender.

Servings: 6

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11 Responses to “Rosemary Pot Roast {Slow Cooker}”

  1. amber says:

    Is there something you can substitute for the condensed cream of mushroom soup? We are not fans!

    • Tricia says:

      If you don’t want to use the canned variety there is a link to a post on making your own. Other than that I might suggest sour cream?

    • Nancy says:

      In place of cream of mushroom you can use cream of celery for beef and cream of chicken for turkey and chicken dishes. I am highly allergic to mushrooms and find that the cream of celery or chicken are great subs

  2. Christi says:

    can this be freezable after the slow cooking part. I am cooking for one and love pot roast but I would have to eat left overs for days to eat all this.

    • Kelly says:

      Yes it certainly could. Just make sure to store it in a freezer safe bag or container and thaw then reheat slowly.

  3. jessica says:

    so, you cover the potatoes with water then everything else after that, right?

  4. Julie Kelley says:

    I made this (with the freezer directions) yesterday. I used Italian seasoning instead of rosemary, my husband’s tummy reacts badly to rosemary. It looks so good, I can’t wait to make it for dinner. I have 2 batches in the freezer, I feel so accomplished!

    • Julie Kelley says:

      My husband wants me to put this recipe in the rotation, but without the potatoes so we can have it over noodles. The sauce is AH-MAZE-ING!!!

  5. Letoya says:

    I made this yesterday. I swapped cream of chicken soup for the mushroom and didn’t add potatoes. I also added a 1C of water instead of 1/2 and a few cloves of crushed garlic. It was fabulous and I served it over pasta with all that yummy sauce!

  6. Elizabeth Baker says:

    Instead of plopping this recipe bags in raw, I cooked it all and then froze it. I find that I enjoy beef stew like recipes when the beef is first browned in a skillet. Then deglaze the pan with beef stock,or water, or wine and add it to the crock pot. I left out the mushrooms entirely…with the pan liquid from the deglazing, you don’t need the extra flavor of the ‘shrooms.

    Since so much more quantity of meat is used with cooking just once a month, it would be a sin to throw out all those lovely beef trimmings and bones. Save them in a freezer bag , and when you get the time (hah!) , stick them in a pot to make your own stock.

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