This Perfectly Simple Pot Roast is the best Crock Pot Roast Recipe! Chuck Roast slow cooked with vegetables, is super soft and tender.
Combine 2 cups water, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tsp garlic powder, and 1 tsp pickling spice and stir until salt is dissolved.
If you desire, brown all sides of the roast on a super hot skillet with a tablespoon oil. Otherwise, place the meat into the crockpot as is, surrounded by carrots, onions, and garlic, then pour the water with the spices on top. Close with the lid and set it on “high” for 7 hours.
In a saucepan, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat, then add the 4 tbsp and cook it for several minutes until it’s golden in color, all the while stirring to prevent it from burning. Slowly pour in the liquid and keep stirring with a whisk until the gravy is slightly thickened.