Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast
This beef pot roast is Chef John’s recipe for seared beef simmered with vegetables and herbs in a slow cooker until incredibly tender and flavorful.
Generously season both sides of roast with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle top of roast with 1 tablespoon flour and pat onto meat.
Shake off excess.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Sear roast until well-browned 5 to 6 minutes per side.
Remove roast from the skillet and set aside.
Reduce heat to medium.
Melt butter in the skillet; cook and stir mushrooms in butter until tender 3 to 4 minutes.
Stir in onion; cook until onions are translucent and brown about 5 minutes.
Add garlic; stir until fragrant about 1 minute.