how long to cook pot roast in electric roaster

how long to cook pot roast in electric roaster

How to Cook a Pot Roast in an Electric Roaster

Making a hearty pot roast is an easy endeavor with an electric roaster. The process is relatively straightforward and the added benefit of an electric roaster is that you can safely and easily leave the pot roast to cook unattended with no fear of burning.

Ingredients Needed

  • 3-4 pound pot roast
  • 2-3 tablespoons oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 can of beef broth or 1 cup of homemade broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4-5 potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 2-3 carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat the roaster to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176.67 degrees Celsius).
  2. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add the oil and brown the pot roast on all sides. Be sure you get a good sear on the meat. Transfer to a plate while you prepare the vegetables.
  3. Add the potatoes, carrots, and onion to the roaster. Add salt and pepper to the vegetables until they are lightly seasoned.
  4. Place the pot roast on top of the vegetables and season all sides with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the beef broth and Worcestershire sauce to the roaster.
  6. Cover the roaster and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176.67 degrees Celsius) for 2 ½ to 3 hours.
  7. Allow the roast to rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Additional Notes

You can also add a variety vegetables to the roaster, such as celery, parsnips or mushrooms. If adding any vegetables that will disintegrate when cooked, add them in the last hour. Cooked vegetables can also be added at the end.

By following this method, you can enjoy a tender, juicy, flavorful pot roast hot from the roaster.