Crock-pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

April 28, 2009

One of my favorite super quick, easy 5 ingredients recipes is a crock pot roast with potatoes and carrots.  Every time I make this my family the boys included just gobble this up like its the best thing they’ve ever had, and I am a super hero for knowing how to make something so delicious.  What can I say I have 3 meat and potato kind of guys so they love, love, love meals like this.  And what the hey, I love making these because it is so easy and good.

I came across this really neat trick from Lynn @ Kitchen Adventures, and I knew I had to try it.  She uses a foil packet to separate the potatoes and carrots from the roast, so they don’t get over cooked and mushy or greasy from the cooked roast drippings.  More details below.

Ingredients: 3-4 lbs Roast, 1/2 cup Jalapeno Jelly (or any type of jelly), 1 Packet Onion Soup Mix, 4-5 potatoes, peeled and cubed, and 1/2 bag baby carrots


Peel and cube potatoes


Place on 2 large sheets of foil and add carrots, salt and pepper


Then fold foil up and then down


Then the sides up and seal tightly


Place roast into crock pot, and pour 1/2 cup jalapeno jelly (you can use sweet & sour sauce, or any jelly), and onion soup mix.


Rub mixture into every nook and cranny of the roast.


Then place foil packet on top of roast and set crock pot on high for 4-6 hours, or low for 6-8


The roast will put off lots of excellent juice be sure to pour some on top of the veggies




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Crock-pot Roasts with Potatoes and Carrots

3-4 lbs Roast

1/2 cup Jalapeno Jelly (or any type of jelly)

1 Packet Onion Soup Mix

4-5 potatoes, peeled and cubed

1/2 bag baby carrots

Take roast  frozen or thawed, place into crock pot.  Pour on 1/2 cup of jalapeno jelly, then pour on top the onion soup packet, rub into jelly and all over roast.  Peel, and cube potatoes, place on 2 large sheets of foil, then pour on top 1/2 bag baby carrots, salt & pepper to taste.  Seal up foil and place on top of roast.  Turn crock pot on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours.   Remove from crock pot and pour some of the roast dripping onto potatoes and carrots.  Enjoy.

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Stacy April 28, 2009 at 7:37 am

You can make this meal even cheaper by making your own onion soup mix. I have used that for a couple of years now. It works really well.


Lisa April 28, 2009 at 8:39 am

I’ve never made it with the jelly. Sounds great.


Lynn April 28, 2009 at 8:58 am

So glad you like the foil trick. It works great. I am going to have to try the jal. jelly on roast. My husband would love it.


Sarah (Real Life) April 28, 2009 at 9:06 am

Wow! I’ll have to try this! I’ve never had a roast I liked. But this looks really good!


Helene April 28, 2009 at 10:14 am

The foil is such a genius idea!! The main reason my kids don’t like pot roast is b/c the carrrots and the potatoes are always like mush. I’ll definitely have to try this!! Thanks for sharing that tip!


Jill April 28, 2009 at 10:28 am

This looks delicious…makes me hungry! 🙂


Michelle April 28, 2009 at 10:37 am

wonderful idea! i can’t stand it when the potatoes are mushy!


Cindy April 28, 2009 at 10:57 am

Looks so good!


Kristen April 28, 2009 at 12:18 pm

The foil packet is genuis! I will definitley use that trick… and I will have to try using jalapeno jelly, sounds delicious!


Stephanie April 28, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Looks great! I love crock-pot dishes.


vashti April 28, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Looks Yummy and easy! Just how I like it!


Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam April 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Thanks for passing on the tin foil tip. I didn’t see her post about that and it’s pure genius. Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday.


Roxanna Meiske April 28, 2009 at 3:49 pm

I cook my roast like you in the crock pot. My recipe is even more simple. My guys like noodles, rice or mashed potatoes with this.

Season roast with salt and pepper. Slice a nice large yellow onion and put into bottom of pot. Put roast on top of that. Then cover with 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup or 1 large family size can. Cook for 6-8 hours on low. You will have a wonderful roast with lots of gravy for noodles, rice, or the potatoes.


Danielle April 28, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Thanks for telling us about the foil. My husband and I have not been able to get a good roast made in our married life of 9 years!! We both grew up with moms that cooked fabulous roasts! But ours never work! We will try this!


Tabitha (From Single to Married) April 28, 2009 at 4:21 pm

mmm… now you’re just making me hungry. 🙂


Michelle April 28, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Isn’t crockpot roast the best?! I make mine a little different, but pretty close! My husband likes the carrots and potatoes made completely separate. Thanks for stopping by!


Brandon April 28, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Thanks for the nice comment. How do you know Jenn? Have we ever met?


Andrea April 28, 2009 at 5:21 pm

that is super nifty! i never would have thought to do a foil packet. thanks for the idea!


Brenda April 28, 2009 at 7:34 pm

This looks so delicious and so easy and I love anything in the crockpot


Leslie April 28, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Great trick w/ the foil packets!!!


annkroeker April 28, 2009 at 8:38 pm

Clever idea to foil the potatoes & carrots. My kids aren’t fond of the mushed-together effect (though I rather like the influence of the meat juice on the veggies). Maybe they’d give it a go if I keep them apart?

Just went to the grocery, but didn’t buy any roast. Now I regret it! You’ve got me salivating for good home cookin’!


momma April 28, 2009 at 8:58 pm

wow!! i love the foil packet idea! yumm-o!!


Live.Love.Eat April 28, 2009 at 8:59 pm

That looks so comforting. And I had never seen the foil trick used like that. Cool!!!!!!


Pam April 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm

I haven’t tried this with jelly, but I know my hubby would love this.


Alexis AKA MOM April 28, 2009 at 9:59 pm

This looks amazing my dear! I’ve never tried it with Jalapeno Jelly, I’ll have to add that to the mix. Hubby would love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by! It’s one of my new favorite Pampered Chef recipes to make :).


Julie April 28, 2009 at 11:20 pm

The foil is a great idea. I am making this for dinner tomorrow night! Thanks for the idea. BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog.


Jerri April 29, 2009 at 12:20 am

Your roast looks yummy!


Jamie April 29, 2009 at 10:12 am

That looks soooo yummy. I’m going to have to try that recipe too. The other two that I tried last week were AWESOME!


medtrans39 April 29, 2009 at 1:19 pm

Wow…this looks so good. I have never used jelly so I really appreciate your tip.


Lisa@blessedwithgrace April 29, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Sounds great. I never tried the foil pack idea. Great thinking Lynn! Also, NEVER would have thought of the jalapeno jelly! Awesome.


Jamie April 30, 2009 at 12:12 pm

I am soooo making this for dinner tonight!


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Sandra April 30, 2009 at 5:02 pm

This is making me so hungry….my goodness.


Renee April 30, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Wow ~ Great ideal! Thanks for sharing.


Claudia F. May 1, 2009 at 3:55 pm

This sounds like a great recipe, thanks for sharing it.


annkroeker May 1, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Sorry I was late posting Food on Fridays–I knew this was up, so I linked to it for you anyway!


Emily May 2, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Crock pot dishes are my favorite! This looks so good. Thanks for sharing.


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angie May 26, 2009 at 6:06 am

looks like a delicous recipe that would be so easy to make I will try this since it is so hot I will not be able to use oven often cooking will be done in crockpot


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Crystal November 12, 2009 at 12:31 pm

That is a great idea.. I am making my pot roast right now and i look up how to make it and came across yours so i went to store and got the jelly and soup mix and wraped the potatos and carrots in foil.. Sounds really good i’ll let you know how it turned out it’s for dinner tonight. I can’t wait to try it.


SnoWhite January 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm

that looks really tasty!


Katie August 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm

You don’t have to add water to the roast when it’s in the crock pot?


Jennifer Ward-Pelar August 19, 2011 at 10:23 pm

I’d never seen it done with the foil before. And that spice rub looks great. I’ll have to try this!


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