Slow Cooker Pot Roast With Smashed Potatoes & Kale

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Each year when fall rolls around I get a craving for warm, delicious comfort food. It never fails.

The chillier weather and falling leaves leave me yearning for hearty stews and roasts almost as much as all my favorite, fall desserts.

With school in full swing though I don’t have time to be home making a roast in the oven. Throughout the fall and winter I rely heavily on my slower cooked to deliver flavorful meals that remind me of something my grandma might serve. However, i often try to make the dishes a bit healthier. This slower cooker, beef pot roast is a perfect example of that.

This pot roast contains vegetables that are synonymous with pot roast and a few that are not. It also combines a range of seasonings so that the dish is flavorful, moist and incredibly delicious.

Check out the full recipe below!

slow cooker pot roast - The everyday mom life

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast With Smashed Potatoes & Kale
Recipe type: Main Dish, Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-6
  • 2 – 3 pound beef chuck roast
  • 6 carrots, sliced into rounds
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 bag of frozen peas
  • 2 packages of dry Italian Dressing
  • 2 packages of dry Ranch Dressing
  • 1 package of brown gravy
  • 1 cup of beef stock or beef broth
  • 8 golden potatoes
  • 6 cups of kale, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Add your beef roast to the slow cooker and then add your carrots, onions and celery.
  2. Add 1 cup of beef stock or broth, pouring it over the beef roast.
  3. Combine your dry seasonings in a separate bowl and ensure they are mixed together. Spread the mix out evening across the slow cooker. Make sure there is a generous portion on the beef but also sprinkle it on the vegetables and in the broth.
  4. Add your potatoes on top of the other vegetables. Ensure they don’t fall into the broth.
  5. Cook on slow for 8 to 10 hours to guarantee the beef shreds nicely.
  6. About 30 minutes before the roast is done add your peas.
  7. In a separate pan sauté your kale with the olive oil and cook until the kale is just slightly wilted. You can do it a little at a time if the pan isn’t large enough. I like to use a lot of kale because I could eat it all day long. I usually buy a pre-chopped bag to make life easier.
  8. Remove your potatoes from the slow cooker and smash them. Since they’ve been cooking all day a fork should work just fine.
  9. Dish out a bed of kale and add the smashed potatoes on top of that. Top off with the vegetable and roast. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm and watch the smiles happen.


slow cooker pot roast - The everyday mom life

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast With Smashed Potatoes & Kale - The Everyday Mom Life

This recipe is seriously so good I could eat it once a week all winter long. If you have leftovers you can eat it again or use the meat in tacos!

Happy eating, friends!

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  1. I love collecting slow cooker recipes because they make life easier for me and my husband. We usually take turns cooking at home and having a slow cooker is such a blessing during busy days! I would love to give this recipe a try!

  2. This is the ultimate comfort food for my family in the fall & winter months. I have never made it in the slow cooker though, going to try!

  3. Sounds yummy! This would be a great compromise between my hubby and me . . . he wants me to make more beef and I’m trying to get more veggies into our diet!

  4. Now that’s the kind of meal my kids will be reminiscing about and complaining that they can’t make it like mom when they are on their own. Yup, I’m marking my territory. 🙂

  5. I am now hungry down to the bottom of my belly. This recipe will go down on our cooker list of options. You presented it beautiful and I am sure it was delicious.

  6. What a great meal! I will have to get out the slow cooker. This would be the perfect fall dinner for those chilly nights and when the kids needs to fuel up for sports practices.

  7. Your photos are so beautiful, it makes the vegetarian want to try this recipe! I cook for my husband a lot, and I know he would absolutely love this. Can’t wait to make it for him!

  8. I’m kind of mad at you now because it’s almost midnight and now I feel like I desperately need this pot roast LOL!! I’m going to Pin this and try it like TOMORROW! The one thing is I’ve never had kale so I’m interested in seeing how that will turn out! The pot roast sure looks to be roasted to perfection!!


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