Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Shallots and Baby Carrots


I love a good grass fed chuck roast cooked in a slow cooker with carrots, shallots and Herbs de Provence. This has become a Sunday favorite because I can prep the meal in the morning, come home from church, take a good Sunday nap and wake up to a cooked dinner! (this post contains affiliate links, see full disclosure below)

Slow Cooker Pot Roast from The Organic Kitchen

I like to make this recipe with real baby carrots. Don’t fall for those fake baby carrots at the grocery store that look like a stumpy thumb. Those are actually full size carrots that are deemed unfit to sell as is. So they are placed in a tumbler and ground down to those little stubs and then falsely labeled ‘baby’ carrots.

Real baby carrots are just that! Young carrots, pulled from the soil while still tender. If you can’t find real baby carrots use regular carrots. 

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I know beef companies proudly tout “corn fed” like it’s a good thing, but it’s not. Corn is not a cow’s natural food, grass is. Corn and other grains make cows sick and when they get sick they are pumped with antibiotics, which are passed right along to you. In fact, conventional grain-fed beef is twice as likely to contain dangerous bacteria resistant to antibiotics than grass fed beef. No bueno. 

Grass fed cows make superior meat too. Yep, it tastes better and is better for you. The meat from grass fed cows is higher in the healthy omega 3 fats and lower in the inflammation causing omega 6 fats. And it’s nice to know these cows live a better life than those that live in overcrowded feedlots.

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How to:

I generously season the roast with sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and Herbs de Provence (a combination of savory, thyme, rosemary, fennel and lavender.)

Slow Cooker Pot Roast from The Organic Kitchen

I brown my roast in a cast iron pan (like this) before placing it in the crock pot.

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Just place the roast in the crock pot (affiliate link), toss in the carrots, shallots, seasonings and broth and a few hours later you have a delicious meal!

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The Recipe: Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Shallots and Baby Carrots

You will need: sea salt (I use this one), Herbs de Provencecoconut oil, a cast iron pan and a slow cooker. Of course homemade broth is always better! (affiliate links)
Variation: Leave out baby carrots and make roasted carrots instead, or these roasted root veggies!

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Shallots and Baby Carrots
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A beautiful savory roast. If crock pot carrots aren't your jam, leave them out and roast carrots in oven separately. Links above.
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1- 3 lb Chuck Roast
  • 14 baby carrots, peeled (or five large carrots cut into thirds)
  • 8 shallots, peeled
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper (I love a battery operated grinder so I have one hand free to handle the roast)
  • Herbs de Provence
  • Garlic powder
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ¼ cup red wine (optional but gives a richer flavor)
  • butter, ghee or coconut oil
  1. Generously season roast with sea salt, pepper, garlic powder and herbs de Provence. Heat a cast iron pan on med/high heat. When pan is hot add enough butter, ghee or coconut oil to lightly coat the bottom on the pan. Place roast in pan and brown the first side, turn over and brown the second side (usually about 4-5 minutes a side) then place meat in slow cooker, add broth and wine. Add shallots and carrots to crock pot, sprinkle with sea salt, freshly ground pepper and herbs de Provence. Place lid on crock pot and cook either 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. Carve beef against the grain and serve.


If you would like to add greens to this meal check out this salad,  or these green beans. And use your leftovers in this Beef Barley Soup!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast from The Organic Kitchen



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30 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Shallots and Baby Carrots

  1. Can u add a feature to your website that allows us fans to print your recipes? Most of the sites I follow have. Print feature

  2. Hi there,
    So I recently found out that my very close friend has an autoimmune condition that may be Lupus… 🙁 but I have been researching for a bit trying to see the best ways to live with the condition and what helps it subside. Eating gluten free and soy free diets are apparently ideal 🙂 I was just wondering on any info you could give since I know nothing of gluten free… I’m a soul food, old fashioned type of cook, so I know not of what is gluten free. Some question I have that I’d appreciate knowing is, is wine gluten free? or sugar? I know there is special flour that is… Can I continue using any and all spices? what is gluten? and can someone said I can’t make anything with corn cause it’s gluten, is that true?

    • Navigating the world of gluten free living can be tricky at first but gets easier as you go along. Gluten is the protein in wheat. So basically if you avoid wheat products you are avoiding gluten. There are hidden glutens in things like soy sauce (they use wheat in the making of soy sauce) so those things need to be searched out. Basically as long as wheat is not used in a recipe your friend should be fine. Meat, fish, dairy, fruit, vegetables, sugar, eggs, other grains like rice and quinoa and legumes are all GF, so there are plenty of choices out there! Here is a link with the top resources for GF living:

  3. This was delicious! I deglazed the pan with some more red wine and beef stock and made a gravy to go with it! Also had to make some mashed potatoes to go with it as the teenaged boy insisted😀 added in a nice green salad and it was perfect. Thanks for a winning recipe!

  4. Going to try out this recipe soon! If I wanted to add potatoes would I simply peel/cut them and throw them in the crockpot with everything else?

  5. For a family of 4, how many pounds of meat would you recommend? Also, if I double the recommended amount to allow leftovers for another night, how does the time change to cook in the crockpot?

  6. This recipe is something dreams are made of! Made it tonight for dinner and I am seriously just waiting until it’s been an acceptable amount of time to eat “leftovers.” I could eat this every week! Best part, my non-meat eater actually ate it! Thank you!

  7. This is my favorite roast recipe! Delicious!!! I never would have thought to use Herbs De Provence. Outstanding!!!! It is now my go to recipe. Thank you so much!

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