Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

Slow Cooker German Pot Roast

This slow cooker pot roast recipe, aka Rinderschmorbraten im Langsamkocher,  is so quick to put together in the morning. It's an easy way how to make pot roast that will have dinner ready, almost the moment you walk in the door. Use a beef rump roast or a chuck roast, well-trimmed of fat. A 3 to 3 1/2 pound roast, together with the vegetables, will make about 6 - 8 servings.

Just want to make one very important point. This is NOT a German recipe ... although it tastes like one. Why? Slow cookers are very, very uncommon in Germany! This recipe is my Mutti's once she got one here in Canada. 

Mutti's Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe


  • 3 to 3 1/2 lb roast, see above
  • 1 tsp salt or seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 onion, cut into chunks
  • 3 - 4 carrots, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 4 - 6 potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 celery stalk, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 3 tbsp corn starch


  • Rub all sides of meat with salt and pepper.
  • Put all vegetables into bottom of slow cooker. Pour broth over vegetables.
  • Put seasoned meat on top of vegetables.
  • Cover and cook on LOW 8 - 9 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  • Remove meat and vegetables. Pour liquid from slow cooker into saucepan and bring to simmer.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup water and slowly stir just enough into liquid until thickened.
  • Season gravy with salt and pepper as needed. Serve with meat and vegetables.


  • Vary the quantities of vegetables according to your taste.
  • Use 1 bouillon cube dissolved in 1 cup water for the beef broth if needed.

Mutti's tips on this ...

  • Often, she browned the meat first when using slowcooker recipes. It does add to the flavor, but in this case, it really isn't necessary, unless you really, really want to.
  • Even faster, she's put everything (except the potatoes) in the pot in the evening and keep in fridge.
  • In the morning, she'd add the potatoes (pushing them to the bottom so they are covered in liquid) and then turn the slow cooker on.

Quick crockpot recipes make it easy to have dinner ready especially on those hectic days. This pot roast is one that works great for company as well on those busy days.

More Beef Recipes

More German recipes ...

German meat recipes
German dumpling recipes

*  *  *  *  *

Want nutritional information for a recipe? Copy and paste the ingredient list and the number of servings into Calorie Count. It will give you an approximate calculation.

*  *  *  *  *

Download FREE "Herbs & Spices in the German Kitchen" NOW

by Subscribing to my FREE monthly Newsletter

Just like Oma's Quick German Recipes

Experience Germany: food, people, country, & RECIPES!


Have your say! Leave a comment in the box below. Need a quick answer? Then go to Quick German Recipes Facebook where there are over 58,000 German Foodie Fans who can help!

Remember to BOOKMARK this page, so you can find your way back!

Top of Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

› Pot Roast


Words to the Wise

"Fools make fun of guilt, but the godly acknowledge it and seek reconciliation."

Proverbs 14:9 (NLT)



Oma's making this

Cook "Just like Oma"

quick fix soups

Recommended by Chef Glenn

"Sehr Gut, Gerhild!

Your Quick Fix Soups e-book is wonderful. My Swiss wife is going to love the soups that I make for her with your recipes. She already loves my soups, but your e-book will greatly expand the variety

Thank you for making the recipes easy to follow and see with the beautiful photos. The extra tips and options that you give after each recipe are very helpful. Thanks for the printable recipe cards, too!"

Need Help?

 Quick answers to your questions? Go to my Facebook pageYou'll find lots of German foodies ready to help!