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Slow Cooker Cider Braised Pot Roast

It’s Crock Pot time! Slow Cooker Cider Braised Pot Roast with carrots and potatoes will be your family’s new favorite fall meal!

Slow Cooker Cider Braised Pot Roast for your family

The classic Sunday night dinner just got even better! Nothing screams fall quite like cider, so why not add it to one of your favorite meals? It works perfectly with roast and will make your house smell amazing!  The sweetness of the cider is the perfect balance to the savory pot roast.  We like to scoop the roast out of the slow cooker and then drizzle the apply sweet juices over it right on the plate to get the maximum flavor.

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Slow Cooker Cider Braised Pot Roast Recipe

Sizing Up your Veggies

When you cut up your vegetables for a roast, keep two things in mind. First, how dense the veggie is and second, how soft you want it to be after cooking.  I wanted my onions to still have a little body to them after cooking, so I left them big.  But if you want them to almost disappear into your sauce then dice them!  But you don’t want to make your carrots too small, or they’ll get soggy!  I love using the baby carrots because they come in the perfect size!

Slow Cooker Cider Braised Pot Roast for fall

I bought my first slow cooker after I graduated from college and wow I didn’t know what I was missing!  Perfect pulled pork, soups, mashed potatoes, even cakes! This invention in miraculous and a total life saver.  There are days when I know I’ll be gone all afternoon and I want to come home to a homemade meal, and the slow cooker is the way to make it happen!

Making Slow Cooker Cider Braised Pot Roast

Kid’s Pick

From one pot you have roast, potatoes, carrots and onions.  We would love for our kids to eat everything put in front of them, but that’s not always the case.  They have 4 nutritious options in front of them for dinner tonight, so no matter what they eat, you win Mom! The meat is tender, flakes apart easily and isn’t dry. The veggies are also all very soft and easy on kid’s teeth.  And that sauce is just sweet enough to make them come back for seconds!

Slow Cooker Cider Braised Pot Roast with carrots and potatoes Slow Cooker Cider Braised Pot Roast

Enjoy our Slow Cooker Cider Braised Pot Roast!

Slow Cooker Cider Braised Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Cider Braised Pot Roast
Serves: 6-10 servings
Prep Time: 10 m
Cook Time: 6 h


  • 1 cup – apple cider
  • 2 tablespoon – tomato paste, canned
  • 3 tablespoon – flour, all-purpose
  • 2 tbsp – Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon – salt
  • 1 teaspoon – peppercorn, whole
  • 6 potato small (1-3/4" to 2-1/2" dia) – Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1 medium – onion
  • 2 cup – carrots, baby
  • 4 cloves – garlic
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon – rosemary, fresh
  • 2 1/2 pound – beef roast


  1. Add apple cider, tomato paste, flour, Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to your slow cooker and whisk until combined.
  2. Quarter your potatoes (you can use sweet potatoes or reds if you prefer) and chop or dice your onions. Add them and your carrots to the slow cooker.
  3. Mince your garlic and add to slow cooker and I just added too full sprigs of rosemary to my slow cooker and didn't chop them so I could remove once cooked.
  4. Salt and pepper both side of your roast and then nestle into the middle of all the veggies.  Let cook on high for 6 to 7 hours.
  5. Serve warm with juice from the pot poured on top!

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 543 27%
  • Fat: 25 g 38%
  • Carb: 44 g 15%
  • Fiber: 4 g 16%
  • Protein: 41 g 82%
  • Sugar: 9 g
written by
Lizzy Early

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Kerry says:

What do you do with the blueberries?

Julie says:

What is there blueberries on the ingredient list when it doesn’t call for any in the recipe unless I missed something?

Liz says:

do you think this will be okay on low for 9 hours?

Mac says:

Can I use apple juice instead of cider?

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