slow cooker colorado pot roast

colorado pot roast

The slow cooker pot roast made easy! Similar to the Mississippi Pot Roast, it’s perfect for family meals anytime! Roast in a crock pot is a crowd pleaser!

Now my Colorado Pot Roast has more kick and spice and it’s got that tang, too!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast Time

What happens when you don’t have time to do the slow cooker with this Colorado Pot Roast? Well, you use your pressure cooking setting on your multi-cooker or iPot and expedite the process! But, for me, well, I’ll stick to the old-fashioned Dutch oven and oven cooking it!

The aromas of this slow cooker Colorado pot roast will boll you over when you walk through your door! And, what’s the best thing to come home to after a long day’s work? Great aromas!

Roast in a Crock Pot

There’s nothing easier to prepare for a weeknight family meal than roast in a crock pot. Call your appliance a crock pot, slow cooker, multi-cooker, InstaPot. Whatever the nomenclature, the end results will be the same, a delicious melt-in-you-mouth slow cooker pot roast that’s healthy! 

Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe

The rage in the pot roast recipe world is the Mississippi pot roast. Yes, mam, it’s great. But this Colorado pot roast boasts flavors and ingredients of the West that give you a slow cooker healthy pot roast recipe. And, my All-American Pot Roast has some distinctive flair! 

What makes this slow cooker Colorado pot roast so dang delicious is the simple combination of some great ingredients! Then you’re going to get some unique flavors and colors with the roasted grilled Piquillo or roasted red peppers, and, please feel free to add more than just the twelve ounces! I mean who doesn’t love to get a tasty roasted pepper in every bite!

Piquillo Peppers

Piquillo peppers have a thinner flesh than a red bell pepper. Their color is deep red and the taste is mildly tart and sweet. In my opinion, they have more flavor than roasted red bell peppers. But, if you can’t find them, then by all means, use the roasted red bell peppers. 

When the piquillo peppers are roasted, they acquire a spicy sweet taste, but not too spicy. If you can’t find piquillo peppers, then use the jarred variety of roasted red bell peppers. These vibrant piquillo peppers are perfect for charcuterie, tapas and mezze dishes as well as throwing in chili and soup recipes. 


Slow Cooker Recipes Healthy

Now I love a great pot roast, but I want my pot roast to be healthy. I have several pot roast recipes that can be used in your slow cooker, crock pot, or multi-cooker. Here’s another that I think you’ll like grassfed pale ale beef pot roast and Bourbon Fajita Pork Roast.

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Easy Pot Roast Recipe

I grew up on pot roast in Appalachia. It was a Sunday dinner treat. Mom always bought the chuck roast cut because it was affordable and it cooked up velvety tender and would melt in your mouth. I reckon that’s why I do pot roast recipes with different twists. Here are a few!

Blue Plate Special Easy Pot Roast

Bourbon Brown Sugar Chuck Roast

Sweet and Spicy Pot Roast

Mississippi Pot Roast Tasty

If you’ve tasted the Mississippi Pot Roast, yes sirreeebobby, it’s tasty. This Colorado Pot Roast is equally so and it’s minus the butter. Be sure to have lots of crusty baguette for dipping and sopping because there’s a lot of broth to soak up. Another idea with the broth is to put some in a jar and use it for your next pot of vegetable soup! 

colorado pot roast

colorado pot roast

slow cooker colorado pot roast

Yield: 4+ healthy eating folks

The slow cooker Colorado pot roast made easy! Similar to the Mississippi Pot Roast, it's perfect for family meals anytime! Crock pot roast is a crowd pleaser!


  • 3 Tbl. avocado oil or olive oil
  • 2 ½ to 3 lb. beef roast, cut into 2-3 large chunks
  • 1 (32 oz.) beef broth, organic
  • 1 cup pickle juice
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 1 jar (12 oz.) roasted red peppers
  • 1 cup mild banana pepper rings
  • 1 large vidalia onion, cut in half and then in about four wedges


  1. Heat a cast iron skillet on high. Add the oil. Pan sear/brown the meat on all sides. Deglaze the skillet with some of the bone broth. Turn off heat.
  2. Select the High setting on your slow cooker for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Add the beef broth, pickle juice, Worcestershire salt, pepper and blend well. Add the peppers, onions and seared/browned beef.
  4. Cover and let the meat cook. It should be tender enough to shred after about 8 hours.
  5. Let the slow cooker stay on ‘Warm’ after cooking or turn off and serve.
  6. OPTIONAL: Add vegetables, potatoes, carrots, if desired. Add in after about 4 hours in the slow cooker. If oven cooking add in after about 75 minutes. And, cook until vegetables are al dente tender.
  7. OPTIONAL: If you want to make your broth thicker, make a slurry of arrowroot, 1/4 cup, and 1/2 cup of the broth. Whisk, blend well, and then slowly drizzle into the broth of the pot roast and it will thicken.


This recipe can also be done in the oven. Set temperature at 400. Cover the Dutch oven tightly. You can put a layer of parchment paper then foil over the Dutch oven, then add the lid. This will make it more 'airtight'. Cook for 75 to 90 minutes then check for tenderness.

The cut of beef you use for this pot roast does make somewhat of a difference in cooking time. Cutting the roast into large chunks helps it cook faster. Best types of beef cuts for this recipe: round tip, chuck roast, round rump, bottom round and eye round roasts. Brisket can also be used, but I prefer the aforementioned as my choices.

You can fast-track the cooking of this pot roast. Use a multi-cooker. Set it at the [Meat] setting (pressure cooking) for 75 minutes.

Roasted Piquillo peppers can be substituted for roasted red peppers. I've done it both ways, and love both!

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  1. Ally,
    The Colorado pot roast sounds scrumptious, howeverI have HBP and the pickle juice concerns me. Is there another option other than that? Enjoy your posts!

    1. HI, Suzanne, you could substitute more of the juice from the roasted red peppers. Another option is to reduce the pickle juice to half of the amount. It cooks for a while so much of it’s steamed out other than a hint of briny flavor. That’s what you’re looking for. YOu could also add more of the banana pepper ring juice. Hope this helps, luv xox ally

  2. Hi Ally! I want to make this but I can’t see the whole list of ingredients there’s an ad or something covering this up and the other comment mentioned gravy and a soup mix but I don’t see that in the ingredients or in the actual recipe itself?

    1. Hi, Katherine! You beat me to the punch. I actually adjusted this recipe and should have edited the preceding text to the actual recipe. I’ve made that correction (no gravy or soup mixes needed now and even tastier and healthier). I’m just getting ready to show it on another IG Stories! Look for it, luv xoxx ally

  3. Hi! Looks interesting! I was thinking of making this, but I have a question before I do. In your description you mentioned using potato leek soup mix, but the recipe itself calls for Knorrs Bearnaise Sauce Mix (besides the gravy mix). Which mix should I use? Thanks for the post!

    1. Hi, Tracy! Thanks so so much for finding that confusion. I’ve corrected it. Yes, use the Potato Leek Soup. Take a pix and tag me on social media. Can’t wait to see what you think! And, thank YOU for your support! xoxx ally

  4. Hi! Looks interesting! I was thinking of making this, but I have a question before I do. In your description you mentioned using potato leek soup mix, but the recipe lists Knorrs Bearnaise Sauce Mix (besides the gravy mix). Which mix should I use? Thanks for the post!

    1. Hi, Tracy! Thanks for being my second set of eyes! I corrected that ingredient in the recipe. Yes, potato soup! Enjoy and thanks so very much for your support! xoxx ally

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