Looking for an easy Gluten Free Pot Roast Recipe? Learn how to make a delicious and super easy gluten free pot roast in your slow cooker!
Pot roast is one of those meals that I grew up with here in the Midwest. It’s a comfort food that reminds me of my childhood.
I grew up on a farm and this delicious pot roast was always on the menu, especially in the winter!
My family always made pot roast with carrots and potatoes, but when I got married, my husband wasn’t a fan of those pot roasted veggies, so we started making pot roast with mashed potatoes instead.
You’ll find that this recipe is versatile and will allow you to add veggies to your slow cooker if you like.
Do I need to Brown the Roast?
My favorite thing about this gluten-free pot roast is that it only requires simple ingredients and you don’t need to brown the roast.
Many recipes call for this extra step, and honestly, I’ve never noticed a big difference in taste. It’s a great deal of work for little reward, don’t you think!?
I’m a big fan of doing things the easy way, so into the crockpot it goes, no browning required!
The best cut of meat for this great recipe is a beef chuck roast. This is the key ingredient as it has a wonderful flavor and tender texture.
You can use inexpensive cuts of meat, but the meat won’t be as tender. Cheaper cuts of meat also can take longer to tenderize and require a longer cooking time. For the best pot roast, you’ll want to use a chuck roast to guarantee a tender piece of meat.
Let’s get started making this slow cooker Pot Roast!
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Ingredients for Gluten Free Pot Roast Recipe
– 3lb Boneless Beef Chuck Roast
– 3 beef bullion cubes in 1 cup of water (We like to use Gluten free Herb-Ox) but you could also use beef stock or broth
– 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
– 1/2 cup onions, chopped
– 3 large garlic cloves, minced
– 1 tsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning
-1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins is gluten free)
Optional: Cut Veggies like carrots and potatoes
How to make Gluten Free Pot Roast in Slow Cooker
First, place your roast in the slow cooker. (If you are adding carrots and potatoes, add them now).
Mix the beef bullion cubes with water and add to the crockpot.
Add the chopped mushrooms, onions, and garlic. Sprinkle the top of the roast with the Worcestershire sauce and a teaspoon of Montreal Steak Seasoning.
Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours or until the meat is tender.
***If you have a different cut of meat (such as a bottom round roast), you will need a longer cooking time than if you have a chuck roast.
What is the most tender meat for pot roast?
The most tender meat for pot roast is the boneless chuck roast. It has the perfect amount of marbling, which makes the pot roast tender and juicy. You can use other cuts of meat, but chuck roast will give you the best results.
It’s also a very affordable cut of meat in general. We like to buy ours at Sam’s Club in in a two pack. (Use one and freeze one in a freezer gallon size bag (uncooked of course)!)
As I mentioned above, you can use a different cut of meat like a bottom round roast. However, you will need a longer cooking time than if you use the chuck roast. And of course, the results may not be as tender.
What to Serve with Slow Cooker Pot Roast
If you decide to add large chunks of veggies, baby carrots, red potatoes or new potatoes to your crockpot, that is a natural side dish and makes this a one pot meal!
A lot of times, we like to serve our gluten free pot roast with mashed potatoes and delicious gravy. (We love the McCormick Gluten-free Gravy that we find on Amazon!)
I usually make an easy vegetable side dish such as peas or salad as well to add some additional nutrition and color to the plate!
Alternatively, you could could serve this crockpot roast with baked yukon gold potatoes or sweet potatoes.
The cooking juices from this roast are especially delicious, so sometimes I will serve a small bowl of au jus (cooking liquid) alongside the roast, for dipping!
I hope you enjoy this gluten free pot roast recipe! It’s a favorite meal in my home. I love gluten free recipes that are “normal” and can be enjoyed by the whole family. And it’s a bonus that it’s a slow cooker meal!
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The Perfect Gluten Free Pot Roast Recipe (Slow Cooker)
- slow cooker
- 1 3lb Boneless Beef Chuck Roast
- 3 beef bullion cubes in 1 cup of water
- 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup onions, chopped
- 3 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Optional: Cut Veggies like carrots and potatoes
- First, place your roast in the slow cooker. (If you are adding carrots and potatoes, add them now).
- Mix the beef bullion cubes with water and add to the slow cooker.
- Add the chopped mushrooms, onions, and garlic.
- Sprinkle the meat with the Worcestershire sauce and a teaspoon of Montreal Steak Seasoning.
- Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours or until the meat is tender.
meat (such as a bottom round roast),
you will need a longer cooking time
than if you have a chuck roast. For the beef bullion we like to use GF
Herb-Ox but you could also use beef
stock or broth.
More Gluten Free Recipes
If you enjoyed this slow-cooker pot roast, be sure to check out some of my other favorite gluten free delicious recipes!
Another one of our family favorites is this Twice Baked Potato recipe. It’s the perfect make-ahead dish for large gatherings. We like to make an extra large batch and then freeze it for a quick dinner side dish!
If you’d like another crock pot recipe check out this Slow Cooker Gluten Free White Chicken Chili. This spicy soup is the perfect dish to warm you up in the winter time! In real life, it is my most requested recipe from potlucks.
Don’t miss this Kid-Friendly Chili Recipe. Kids actually eat this soup! It’s full of kid friendly ingredients….and yet, it’s good for you! (Just go easy on that cheese! LOL)
Need a meal in 30 minutes or less? This Red Beans and Rice recipe is a winner! Lightly flavored with Cajun seasoning, this dish is Kid-friendly and it comes together so quickly.
This super easy gluten free Garlic Bread is sure to be your new go-to on pasta night. Just a few simple ingredients and you are on your way to the perfect side dish. We like to also amp up this recipe with cheese and make it a main dish served with pasta sauce for dipping. Truly a simple gluten free recipe that will be used over and over!
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