This is a simple crock pot meal; it is simply a chuck roast with potatoes and carrots with a sauce over it.
The cooking time varies greatly depending on the cut of meat, the quality of meat, the size of the roast, the brand of the slow cooker , how dry you like your meat, etc.
I often leave mine on high for up to 8 hours. But I also generally buy roast when it’s on a good sale and stock up and freeze it and I buy grass-fed or other high-quality meat and it doesn’t get nearly as tough and has more fat and it takes longer to break down.
So, of course, a frozen solid roast is going to take quite a while just to unthaw. But it’s a good way to save money and afford higher-quality cuts of meat.
My slow cooker is also on the older side and I’ve heard that newer slow cookers cook at a higher temperature than old ones.
So check the roast an hour or so before the suggested cooking time and see if it’s done to your liking earlier.
Keywords: beef roast, carrots, onions, crock pot roast