Slow Cooker Southwestern Pot Roast was voted the best pot roast he's ever had by my husband. He's eaten a lot of pot roast!

Southwestern Pot Roast

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 3 onions minced
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 8 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbs chili powder
  • 1 Tbs ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs Minute Tapioca
  • 2 tsp minced canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 4-5 lb boneless beef roast cut in two pieces
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Microwave onions, tomato paste, oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and oregano in bowl, stirring occasionally, until onions are softened, about 5 minutes; transfer to slow cooker.
  • Stir tomatoes, broth, soy sauce, tapioca, and chipotles into slow cooker.
  • Season roasts with plenty of salt and pepper and nestle into slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook until beef is tender, 9 to 11 hours on low or 5 to 7 hours on high.
  • Slice or shred roasts and serve with sauce.