We all are familiar with slow cookers, and recently people tended to cook roasts using the slow cooker. I have also tried, and honestly, it brings a different taste level if you can cook perfectly using the right ingredients and at the right time. People learn from mistakes, so do I. At first, I didn’t know the proper time to cook. So, a few times I got disappointed when I served undercooked or overcooked food. So, I analyzed the time and found an ideal answer to the query – how long to cook pot roast in slow cooker?
The normal answer is there is no particular time. But I have 2 answers; it is around 8 to 10 or 4 to 6 hours. However, I have mentioned two different types. The main reason is the temperature. In this content, I will explain the facts in detail. Besides, you will also learn the proper way to cook a pot grill in a slow cooker. So, further prolonging, let’s learn how long does it take to cook a pot roast in a slow cooker?
How Long to Cook a Pot Roast in a SLOW Cooker?
You have already got the hint; there are 2 times considering the High and low temperature. Here I will explain it.
>On High-Temperature Mode
When you’re cooking on high, it will take around 4-6 hours. Most probably, it will take around 4-4.5 hours. However, here you have to keep an eye to understand the exact time. A meat thermometer can be more helpful to acquire the ideal temperature and set up the decision.
During high cooking, I would prefer to check it quite often. Because there is a higher risk of facing overcooked food, so always keep your eyes open.
>On Low-Temperature Mode
If you have plenty of time, then I would suggest cooking on low. Especially when it is Sunday night dinner, then there will be no problem, I guess. However, low cooking takes almost double the time of high cooking. It will take around 8-10 hours to prepare it perfectly.
Just as I have mentioned before, keep your eyes on guard after passing 7 hours. And better get a meat thermometer to determine the ideal time.
How to Determine the Exact Time?
So, maybe you are now thinking, how to determine the exact time. I haven’t mentioned any fixed time. It’s 4-6 or 6-8. But how can you determine 4 or 5 or 6 hours? To teach this fact, I have covered this segment.
Here the main strategy is to observe the meat temperature. Use a meat thermometer and keep measuring its temperature. When you get 170° internally, set the alarm for 1 hour.
So, if the meat reaches 170 degrees temp at the 4th hour, cook it for 5 hours.
Follow the same strategy for both high and low cooking.
How to Cook Pot Roast on a Slow Cooker?
Here is my way of cooking the pot roast on a Slow Cooker. It’s not any exact cooking method, but it is the overall formula. So, you can follow any type of recipe you want following this method of cooking.
- First, I season the beef roast using pepper, salt and dredge them in the all-purpose flour.
- Next, put butter on a non-stick skillet and sear the beef on every side. (For 4 minutes)
- Now use other ingredients like potatoes, carrots, onions, and others, and then place the roast.
- Now follow the specific recipe on the instruction or recipe paper or your own. And then cover the pot and cook everything for 4-8 hours on high or 8-10 hours on low.
- Finally, when it is done, discard and remove the loose herbs. Tear or slice it and decorate it in your own way and serve it with vegetables and gravy.
So, I think now you are clear, how long to cook pot roast in slow cooker? Once again, it’s 4-6 (High) or 8-10 (low) hours. However, a little warning for you. If you are cooking in an older model, then the time may take a little extra. So, following my way, you can determine it more accurately. Hopefully, next time you are going to serve a better-cooked roast.