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Pot roasts will forever remind me of Sunday dinner.  Growing up, the drill was always the same.  We would get home from church and have soup and sandwiches for lunch.  Then my parents would take naps, (and as we got older, all of us kids learned the joys of a Sunday nap as well!), and then my mom would get up and make Sunday dinner.  It was usually something that she put on before church that morning, so only the final touches had to be made before dinnertime.  (Looking back now, I think she planned it like this just so that she could have that Sunday afternoon nap!)  At least once a month, roast was what was on the menu for that Sunday dinner.

Today, I still enjoy a good pot roast for dinner – and not just on Sunday!  Today’s slow cooker recipe – using Progresso’s new Fire Roasted Tomato Recipe Starter – is an easy and amazingly comforting dinner idea.  And I even have step by step photos for you today – to show you just how easy it is!!

Fire Roasted Tomato Pot Roast | www.tasteandtellblog.com

You’ll start off with a pot roast, potatoes, onion, carrots, mushrooms and Progresso’s Fire Roasted Tomato Recipe Starter.

Fire Roasted Tomato Pot Roast | www.tasteandtellblog.com

This is one of my favorite slow cooker tricks.  To brown the meat before cooking it in the slow cooker.  This helps with the texture so much – so this is a step that I wouldn’t skip!  Just heat up some oil in a skillet, then add the meat and brown on all sides.  It only takes minutes, but makes a huge difference in the final results.

Fire Roasted Tomato Pot Roast | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Cut up your carrots, potatoes and mushrooms.

Fire Roasted Tomato Pot Roast | www.tasteandtellblog.com

And then throw them all in the slow cooker.  Add the recipe starter, then cook away!!  See – how easy was that??

Fire Roasted Tomato Pot Roast | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Pot roast doesn’t have to be just for Sunday dinner anymore!!  This is easy enough for any day of the week!

Fire Roasted Tomato Pot Roast {Slow Cooker}
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An easy, slow cooked pot roast with vegetables.
Serves: 4-6 servings
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 (2-lb) pot roast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 8 oz carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 12 oz potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 onion, cut into half rings
  • 1 can (18 oz) Progresso Fire Roasted Tomato Recipe Starter
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish
  1. Heat a large sauté pan over high heat. Add the oil.
  2. Generously salt and pepper all sides of the roast. Add the roast to the hot pan and brown all sides of the roast. Transfer to a 6 to 7 quart slow cooker.
  3. Place the mushrooms, carrots, potatoes and onions around the roast. Pour the Fire Roasted Tomato Progresso Recipe Starter over the top of the roast and vegetables.
  4. Cook on low until the roast is cooked through and shreds easily, 6-8 hours. Serve with the vegetables and spoon the sauce over the top. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

**This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.**

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31 Responses to Fire Roasted Tomato Pot Roast {Slow Cooker}

  1. Wow…such a simple recipe and looks fabulous! I don’t think I’ve ever had pot roast..a definite must try!

  2. So perfect! I love using my slow cooker year round but especially in the cooler months.

  3. These recipe starters really seem so handy! I’ve been enjoying all your slow cooker recipes lately. This one looks like it would be another hit!!

  4. I love this recipe! I would have never thought to use the recipe starter for a roast! Totally gonna try this!

  5. Rachel Cooks says:

    Pot roast is one of my all time favorite foods. This looks like a fantastic take on it!

  6. I dont eat meat but the words fire roasted just speak to me…sounds great!

  7. Ohhhhh hohohohohoh YEAH.

  8. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    You always make my menu planning so easy! Can’t wait to try this and the Fire Roasted Tomato recipe starter, yum!

  9. Keeper for busy weeknights- thanks!

  10. Surely looks amaaaaazing!! I cannot believe I gave my slow cooker away to my mother-in-law!!! AAARG!

  11. Joanne says:

    My mom used to make a LOT of pot roast but hers was always really dry! I bet if she had made it like this, it would have been perfect!

  12. I love the fire roasted tomatoes here, yum!

  13. Pot roast was a Sunday tradition at my house, too! Love the fire roasted tomatoes!

  14. Chels R. says:

    I’ve never had a roast with the addition of tomatoes! I love it!

  15. teresa says:

    that sounds exactly like our sunday! i don’t know what i grew to love more, the naps or the roast! this looks awesome!

  16. Bree says:

    Looks like good comfort food!

  17. Kristy says:

    I love the idea of Sunday naps! This reminds me of my mom’s home cooking too. And I LOVE how easy this is. 🙂

  18. Yay, another slow cooker recipe! And can you believe I’ve never made a pot roast before? I totally need to get on this ASAP!

  19. Love all these slow cooker recipes you’ve been posting!

  20. carrian says:

    Too bad the crock is still broken. 🙁

  21. Erin says:

    How chunky is the Progresso recipe starter? This looks yummy.

    Erin- ekcantcook.blogspot.com

    • Deborah says:

      @Erin, it’s been a few weeks since I actually made this, so I can’t exactly remember!! But if I remember correctly, it’s not chunky at all.

  22. Kristen says:

    I love this twist on a Sunday favorite!

  23. This looks so good, Deborah! I’m now craving it at 9 in the morning!!!

  24. Oh my goodness girlie! This looks awesome!

    I adore slow cooker meals and pot roast definitely reminds me of childhood and sunday dinners.

  25. Sue C says:

    Looks good! I see onion in your photos but not in the recipe…???

    • Deborah says:

      I didn’t even catch that the onion was missing in the recipe! It has been fixed. The onions are completely necessary, but do add some extra flavor.

  26. Amanda says:

    Can you make this in advance and freeze it? Would you add the recipe starter to the freezer bag or when it was time to cook? Thank you! 🙂

    • Deborah says:

      I haven’t tried freezing it, but I’m guessing it would work. You could probably add the either to the freezer bag or when it was time to cook. I think it would freeze just fine.

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