Simple Crock-pot Chuck Roast

This recipe is the perfect “set it and forget it” recipe for a busy day!
Serve over mashed potatoes or buttered egg noodles.


  • 3-4 lb Beef Chuck Roast
  • 1 lb Bacon, Roughly Chopped
  • 1 Large White Onion, Quartered
  • 1-2 Cups Baby Carrots
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable or Olive Oil
  • Smoked Sea Salt, Fresh Ground Black Pepper, Garlic Powder – to taste
  • ¾ Cup Beef Broth
  • 1 Bay Leaf

How To:

  1. Season Chuck Roast on all sides with Salt, pepper, & Garlic Powder.
  2. In Skillet or pan, over Medium-High heat, add 1 Tbsp vegetable/olive oil to pan.
  3. Once oil is hot, sear chuck roast on all sides until browned nicely.
  4. Place quartered onion on the bottom of your crock pot – This acts as a stand for your chuck roast to lay on, so it doesn’t burn or dry out. Lay seared chuck roast on top of onions.
  5. Using the same pan you seared your roast in – add chopped bacon and cook until slightly browned and starting to caramelize. Keep a lid on top to avoid splatter, and carefully stir occasionally…. about 10 minutes cooking time. Once bacon is cooked, pour over chuck roast, scraping any bits & oil into the crockpot.
  6. Toss carrots on top & around of chuck roast.
  7. Break bay leaf in half and place on either side of roast, and pour beef broth in crock pot around the roast.
  8. Set on LOW for 6 hours. Depending on your crock pot & size of roast, this could take up to 8 hours. Roast should be fork tender and fall apart when finished. Carefully remove Bay leaf prior to serving.
  9. Serve over mashed potatoes or buttered egg noodles, with veggies & juices.