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!
- 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
- Add your beef roast to the slow cooker and then add your carrots, onions and celery.
- Add 1 cup of beef stock or broth, pouring it over the beef roast.
- 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.
- Add your potatoes on top of the other vegetables. Ensure they don’t fall into the broth.
- Cook on slow for 8 to 10 hours to guarantee the beef shreds nicely.
- About 30 minutes before the roast is done add your peas.
- 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.
- Remove your potatoes from the slow cooker and smash them. Since they’ve been cooking all day a fork should work just fine.
- 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.
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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Looks yummy! I like a good pot roast for dinner! Very delicious, savory and filling! Never thought to add kale with it.
The beef looks INCREDIBLE. I love when it just falls apart! I have a ton of kale in my garden right now that I need to use… definitely going to be making this ASAP.
I’m so with you. There is nothing like a hearty pot roast on a chilly evening. I love the idea of adding a few greens at the very end to up the nutrition.
That does look like some great comfort food. I don’t have a slow cooker but I love the idea of a one pot meal that is ready when you are.
This sounds so delicious! I love crock pot cooking!
Yummm! This looks delicious! I cant wait to try it!
This looks delicious! Absolutely perfect for Fall!
This is why I love slow cookers, there are a ton of recipes to try and it’s also easy to use. This roast looks so good and it’s perfect for dinner! I would love to make this at home.
I love a good slow cooker recipe, especially as the weather gets cooler. This looks so good, I will have to add it into my meal plan for the next week!
You had me at slow cooker. And beef. And smashed potatoes. And kale. This looks so easy and yummy! Who doesn’t love a good pot roast?!
This looks really easy and very filing. I bet it smells nice too in the slow cooker.
This looks incredible!! Thank you so much for sharing this delicious recipe! Will definitely be trying it out 🙂
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!
This turned out perfect! Can’t wait to make this recipe for my family! Love using my slow cooker to make yummy recipes for my family.
Our family always delights in roast and potatoes and this looks amazing! I never would have thought to add the kale, but can’t wait to try this.
We just recently stopped using our crock pot but this recipe has me wanting to pick it back up again! It sounds so delicious!
I have been looking for a slow cooker recipe like this recently. It’ll be perfect for fall. Looks delicious!! 🙂
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Such a satisfying and delicious recipe! I love the extra veggies you included. I’ll definitely have to give this one a try!
This looks very good! I love pot roast and potatoes. That is such a delicious, hearty meal.
This looks so delicious! This is one of those dishes that you simply crawl up on the couch, grab a blanket and ENJOY!
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!
What a pretty dinner! My daughters would love this and I would really like to get them eating more veggies.
I haven’t had meat in so long and this recipe is making me crave the comfort food that is pot roast. And of course you can have meat without creamy mashed potatoes.
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!
That is one amazing looking pot roast! I love the smashed potatoes and kale, too!
This looks so good! This looks like a meal thats really easy to make. I will try it soon because my family will love it.
I cannot wait to be able to make some mashed potatoes and veggies. This meal looks really delicious!
LOVE my slow cooker and always on the hunt for new, fun recipes. This looks like the PERFECT Sunday dinner – thank you so much!
Talk about tasty! This is my idea of the perfect cold weather comfort food. A wonderful meal to welcome fall for sure.
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. 🙂
I have been waiting for this season, just so I can indulge in fall comfort food. This roast looks simply amazing!
The slow cooker (crock pot) is one of my favorite things to use during the Fall/cooler months. This recipe will be a great way to start using ours!
This looks so good. I wasn’t fond of kale until I tried it cooked. It’s so good. And I love pot roast.
Definitely saving this to make later. I love slow cooker recipes, and a pot roast with ranch in it sounds amazing!
Slow cooker pot roast is one of my favorites, but I’ve never thought to use kale!! I’m going to try it!
I never know what to cook in my crock pot, but this might just what I need for a chilly fall night. Looks delicious!
This looks extremely flavorful and colorful. I love slow-cooker recipes and would try this out without the pork as I am a vegetarian.
I love using our crock pot in the fall and winter! Your recipe sounds so delicious!
Wow this dish looks yummy and healthy. I like it. great recipe from you.
This looks SO good! Perfect for dinner any night of the week!
That looks super delicious! I definitely want to try making that!!
Looks delicious! I love having a few good slow cooker recipes to rotate in the winter!
This looks so delicious! My husband and kids would go crazy for this!
This looks so delicious! My husband and kids would go crazy for this!
I am not a meat eater but this looks really delicious and seeing this photo makes me really hungry.
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.
Those smashed potatoes look heavenly! Actually, everything about this dish looks so appetizing and you’re making me grab for my drool bib just about now.
We eat a lot of pot roast. Yet, I’ve never served it with kale. Gonna try it!
This would be great for meal prepping! Gotta try soon!
I was looking for a recipe for tonight. Thank you so much for sharing. I think this is what I am going to cook this evening.
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.
I am all about slow cooked meals but have never tried pot roast in it before. Definitely trying it this Fall!
This sounds amazing! I love slow cooker meals, especially during that busy back to school time. Am putting this on the menu for next week.
And now I wish I have a slow cooker because of this dish. Yum! Looks so flavorful and healthy!
This is my kind of dinner! I love to have a big family dinner and this seems to be the perfect meal!
Slow cooker pot roast is one of my favorite dishes, and this one looks really good! I love smashed potatoes too, yum!
This sounds so delicious! That roast looks so tender and yummy, I am saving this recipe for sure!
This is one of my favorite plates! I love a small portion of meat and a lot of vegetables. I love how colorful and fresh this plate looks also.
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!
Oh wow, talk about the perfect meal! I would devour a plate of this!
Ooh this is making my mouth water! It looks so juicy and delicious!
Totally bookmarking this. It’s perfect for the coming colder months!
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!!