Let the slow cooker do all the work with this Crockpot Red Wine Pot Roast Recipe. Impress your family this Christmas with this delicious pot roast.

Red Wine Pot Roast on a plate with roasted potatoes and carrots
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Pot Roast Red Wine Crock Pot Recipe served with Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls is the perfect meal to serve this Christmas. Holidays can be busy so there is no need to spend all day in the kitchen when you can prepare this easy slow cooker pot roast red wine recipe.

This pot roast recipe is the best comfort food. See more Christmas Crock pot recipes.

Why We Love This Recipe

Crock Pot Pot Roast Red Wine Recipe is loaded with flavor. The ingredients are simple and the flavor taste like you are eating a gourmet meal. Very little effort is needed and the results are a pot roast that melts in your mouth.

The ingredients are simple which gives this pot roast so much flavor. Change up your holiday menu and makes this simple pot roast recipe. Add a side of homemade rolls to get every last drop of the red wine glaze.

Ingredients

Ingredients needed - chuck roast, olive oil, salt and pepper, italian seasoning, bay leaves, onion, garlic, red wine, broth, worcestershire sauce, potatoes, carrots, thyme, rosemary, cornstarch
  • Chuck Roast
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Bay Leaves
  • Yellow Onion peeled and cut into large pieces
  • Minced Garlic
  • Dry Red Wine
  • Beef Broth
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled and cut into large pieces
  • Carrots peeled and cut into large pieces
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Cold Water
  • Cornstarch

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Substitutions and Additions:

  • Roast – We like making the chuck roast in the slow cooker. It always comes out so tender. But you can use other cuts of beef or pork.
  • Potatoes – We used yellow gold potatoes, but you can use russet potatoes or red skinned potatoes if you prefer. Just make sure to cut them about the same size.
  • Seasoning – The seasoning list may seem to long, but you can easily omit or use what you have. I have even just put in a onion soup mix for flavor.
  • Carrots – Feel free to use baby carrots instead of peeling and chopping up fresh carrots.
  • Red Wine – Feel free to use different types of red wine, you can use cabernet sauvignon.

How to Make Red Wine Pot Roast in Crock Pot:

  • Step 1 – Heat skillet – Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Step 2 – Season Pot Roast – Pat the roast dry and then season the chuck roast with the salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
Searing the roast in a cast iron skillet
  • Step 3 – Brown the roast in the skillet.  Cook it for 4-5 minutes per side. Set the roast aside. Use approximately ½ cup of the red wine to deglaze the bottom of the skillet.
  • Step 4 – Place the onions, potatoes and carrots In a crock pot. 
  • Step 5 – Add the beef roast on top and pour the red wine from the skillet in the crock pot as well. Next, add the minced garlic, remaining red wine, beef broth and Worcestershire sauce into the crock pot.  Place the fresh herbs on top of the roast in the crock pot.
Placing the roast in the slow cooker topped with seasoning

Step 6 – Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours until the chuck roast is fork tender.

Cooked roast in the slow cooker with the vegetables
  • Step 8 – Remove fresh herbs – Remove the bay leaves, rosemary and thyme from the crock pot.
  • Step 9 – Shred Pot Roast – Remove the roast from the crock pot and shred.  Then remove the vegetables from the crock pot as well.
  • Step 10 – Strain Broth – Remove the broth from the crock pot and strain it into a saucepan.  Heat the broth over medium high heat and bring it to a low boil.
  • Step 11 – Add cornstarch slurry to broth – In a small bowl, whisk together the cold water and cornstarch. Whisk this mixture into the saucepan.  Continue to cook and whisk for 30-60 seconds until the sauce thickens.
  • Step 12 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve the roast and vegetables topped with the gravy from the saucepan and topped with the fresh parsley.  Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Sear Roast – For best results, make sure to sear the roast in a hot skillet before placing in the slow cooker. This gives the roast so much flavor.
  • Cut Vegetables – Make sure to cut the vegetables about the same size so they cook evenly.
  • Cooking Roast – We recommend cooking the roast on low. The best results for cooking a roast is on low. Keep the lid closed on the slow cooker. This locks in the flavor.
  • Shred the Roast – Shred the roast with two forks. You can also use a hand mixer if you prefer.
  • Gravy – We like making the gravy with a cornstarch slurry. Cornstarch is flavorless so it thickens without changing the flavor of the droppings from the crock pot.
  • Instant Pot – For a quicker option, you can make this pot roast recipe in the instant pot.
Red Wine Pot Roast on a plate with roasted potatoes and carrots pouring the gravy over the top

How to Cook in the Oven

If you prefer you can make this pot roast in the oven. We recommend baking the pot roast in a Dutch oven. You can easily sear the pot roast then add in your fresh herbs and vegetables to cook.

Cover the Dutch oven and bake in a preheated oven at 325 degrees. This will allow the pot roast to cook low and slow. Cook the pot roast for about 3 hours or until roast is tender.

Remove the pot roast from the Dutch oven and shred then serve and enjoy.

Red Wine Pot Roast on a plate with roasted potatoes and carrots

What to Serve with Red Wine Roast

When we make this pot roast, I like to cook everything in the slow cooker. Here are some easy side dish to add to this pot roast recipe.

  • Mashed PotatoesAnytime I make pot roast, my kids would prefer me to make mashed potatoes. This recipe is simple and easy to make.
  • Homemade Rolls Making rolls is a must to serve with this Red Wine Roast. We love to make sure we get the very last drop of this delicious glaze.
  • Candied Sweet PotatoesSweet potatoes are a must for every holiday meal and this sweet potato recipe is so delicious and easy to make.
Red Wine Pot Roast on a plate with roasted potatoes and carrots

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use Red Wine Vinegar?

Red wine vinegar isn’t as sweet and has a acidic flavor that stays on the pot roast. I would recommend purchasing red wine for this recipe.

Can I Freeze Pot Roast?

Yes, you can freeze this Crock Pot Red Wine Pot Roast. Place the leftover roast in a freezer safe container and it will last about 3 months.

How Long does Pot Roast last

If stored properly, the pot roast will last about 4 days. Place the pot roast in an air tight container and place in the fridge.

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Crockpot Red Wine Pot Roast recipe

5 from 2 votes
Let the slow cooker do all the work in this Crock Pot Red Wine Pot Roast Recipe. Impress your family this Christmas with this delicious pot roast.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 566

Ingredients

  • 3 lb Chuck Roast
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 cup Dry Red Wine
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 4 Carrots peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp Cold Water
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Pat the roast dry and then season the chuck roast with the salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  • Brown the roast in the skillet.  Cook it for 4-5 minutes per side. Set the roast aside.
  • Use approximately ½ cup of the red wine to deglaze the bottom of the skillet.
  • Place the onions, carrots and potatoes In a crock pot.  Place the browned beef roast on top and pour the red wine from the skillet in the crock pot as well.
  • Next, add the minced garlic, remaining red wine, beef broth and Worcestershire sauce into the crock pot.  Place the fresh herbs on top of the roast in the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours until the chuck roast is fork tender.
  • Remove the bay leaves, rosemary and thyme from the crock pot.
  • Remove the roast from the crock pot and shred.  Then remove the vegetables from the crock pot as well.
  • Remove the broth from the crock pot and strain it into a saucepan.  Heat the broth over medium high heat and bring it to a low boil.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cold water and cornstarch. Whisk this mixture into the saucepan.  Continue to cook and whisk for 30-60 seconds until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve the roast and vegetables topped with the gravy from the saucepan and topped with the fresh parsley.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 566kcal, Carbohydrates 27g, Protein 48g, Fat 27g, Saturated Fat 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 13g, Trans Fat 2g, Cholesterol 159mg, Sodium 1040mg, Potassium 1360mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 55IU, Vitamin C 25mg, Calcium 82mg, Iron 6mg

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