This tender slow cooker pot roast is made with a flavorful homemade gravy. If you don't care for rutabaga, use turnips or parsnips or add more potatoes and carrots.
I used a boneless beef chuck roast, but a 7-bone roast, rump roast, or bottom round would work as well.
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- 6 slices bacon (halved crosswise)
- 2 pounds potatoes (red-skinned or Yukon gold, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces)
- 1 small rutabaga (cut into 2-inch pieces)
- 4-6 carrots (peeled, cut into 2-inch lengths, halved lengthwise)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon thyme, (dried and divided)
- 1 boneless beef chuck roast (about 3 pounds)
- 1 bag/16 ounces small white onions (frozen)
- 8 ounces mushrooms (scrubbed and left whole, halved if large)
- 1 1/2 cups beef broth
- 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons flour (all-purpose)
- Place bacon over the bottom of the crockpot.
- Arrange potatoes, rutabaga, and carrots over the bacon. Sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper, and half of the thyme.
- Place the pot roast on the vegetables, then add onions, and mushrooms over and around the roast. Sprinkle lightly with salt, pepper, and the remaining thyme.
- Combine beef broth and tomato paste; pour over the pot roast.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.
- Remove the pot roast to a warm platter. With a slotted spoon, remove vegetables and arrange around the roast. Cover and keep warm.
- Separate fat and broth using a fat separator, or skim the fat off the top of the broth; discard fat.
- Put the broth in a saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes.
- In a cup or a small bowl, whisk flour with water until smooth. Whisk the flour mixture into the broth until thickened and bubbly.
- Serve gravy with the meat and vegetables.
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