Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup

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Put a spin on a classic winter comfort food with this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup!  It’s an easy, delicious dinner for cold nights!

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Put a spin on a classic winter comfort food with this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup!  It's an easy, delicious dinner for cold nights!There I was.  Bundled up in a sweatshirt, sweatpants and 2 pairs of gloves.  Oh, and don’t forget the toboggan hat I had pulled down so low it almost covered my eyes.  As I mentioned a couple weeks back, we recently moved into a new house.  The new place is just around the corner, but that didn’t help us avoid the piles and piles of boxes, bags and even suitcases.  (Yup, suitcases were used to lug stuff over…they’re actually great for moving because of the wheels!)

Put a spin on a classic winter comfort food with this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup!  It's an easy, delicious dinner for cold nights!That last weekend of the move was downright frigid.  Like 20°F with a brisk 30mph “breeze.”  Needless to say, I was cold.  Somewhere in the middle of the afternoon I realized I couldn’t feel my nose.  Yeah, that kind of cold!  Fortunately, I’d had a brainstorm that morning, and I realized I could prep a slow cooker soup and just let it simmer away all day while we moved.  I’ve always loved a classic beef pot roast, but I was in the mood for soup.  So I grabbed a couple containers of Swanson® Beef Broth along with a chuck roast and veggies.  Into the slow cooker they went, and that Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup got to cookin’.  In fact, that slow cooker and the ingredients were in the front seat of the car on the very first trip that day.

Put a spin on a classic winter comfort food with this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup!  It's an easy, delicious dinner for cold nights!Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup

Let me tell ‘ya something.  One of the best feelings in the world is stepping inside from the bitter cold and finding your home filled with the smell of a slow cooker soup.  As that last moving day progressed, my stomach started growling more and more with each trip into the new house.  The smell of this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup had managed to work its way into the garage, and I could smell it before I ever opened the back door!  When Laura and I finally sat down for dinner that night, this soup lived up to my expectations!  (And after smelling it simmering on the counter all day, I had some pretty high expectations.)  Granted, we might have been sitting on folding camping chairs and our “table” was a cardboard box…but that soup was delicious!

Put a spin on a classic winter comfort food with this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup!  It's an easy, delicious dinner for cold nights!This Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup was a cinch to make, too.  The beef gets cut into chunks and goes into the slow cooker along with an assortment of veggies and spices.  As with any soup, the broth makes a huge difference when it comes to flavor.  I used Swanson® Beef Broth, and the flavor was outstanding!  Swanson® Beef Broth is 100% natural with no preservatives or artificial flavors.  I love that the broth starts with beef from trusted cattle farms, too.  Add in the carrots, celery and onions, and you’ve got a super flavorful broth that’s the perfect base for all sorts of soups, stews and other winter comfort foods.  We always keep a couple containers of both Swanson® Beef Broth and Swanson® Chicken Broth in the pantry.

Put a spin on a classic winter comfort food with this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup!  It's an easy, delicious dinner for cold nights!Even if you’re not planning a move in the next couple weeks, I highly recommend picking up the ingredients to make this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup.  It’s a fun twist on a classic winter recipe, and it’s really hard to beat a bowl of flavorful soup on a cold winter night!  Oh, and make sure to have a loaf of crusty bread on hand for serving this soup.  You’ll need it to soak up every last bit of deliciousness from your bowl!  Cheers, my friends, and stay warm out there!

Put a spin on a classic winter comfort food with this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup!  It's an easy, delicious dinner for cold nights!Did you make a batch of this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup?  Leave a comment.  Or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog)!

Looking for more tasty recipes for soups and stews?  Check out these other favorites:

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French Onion Soup

Put a spin on a classic winter comfort food with this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup!  It's an easy, delicious dinner for cold nights!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup

Put a spin on a classic winter comfort food with this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup!  It's an easy, delicious dinner for cold nights!
5 from 9 votes
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 445kcal



  • Place all ingredients except for peas and dry barley in a standard 5½-6 quart slow cooker; stir until well combined.
  • Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 8-9 hours.
  • Add barley. Continue cooking for 20-30 minutes, or until barley is fully cooked and beef is fork-tender.
  • Stir in peas and let stand for 5-10 minutes.
  • Divide into bowls and serve with crusty bread.

Put a spin on a classic winter comfort food with this Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup!  It's an easy, delicious dinner for cold nights!

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  1. 5 stars
    I agree, nothing like coming in from the cold to something belly warming and comforting and I’m sure this slow cooker pot roast soup hit the spot! Again, moving sucks, especially this time of year, but so exciting to be in a new place! Lots of new memories and meals to cook, I’m sure! Have to check out that broth, sounds delicious and would be a wonderful base to all the cozy food!

    1. Oh man, I don’t ever want to see another moving box in my life, Dawn! Fortunately, *most* of them are all broken down and stacked in a pile in the other room. Now I just have to figure out how to get rid of ’em! We’re loving the new house, though, and I’m finally starting to figure my way out around the kitchen. Haha! Cheers to some cozy comfort food!

  2. Hi David! This soup is right up there on my list of comfort food! I love a good pot roast and this just takes it up a notch. I made a similar soup last night, a beef (pot roast), mushroom and barley soup which was pretty tasty. It’s been in the 20’s here the past few days so a big pot of soup definitely hits the spot!

    1. I love a good pot roast, too, Dorothy! It reminds me of winter nights at home with my family when I was a little boy. I love a good soup, too, and this pot roast soup is a fun one for sure. Ooo…your pot roast, mushroom and barley soup sounds awesome! It’s hard to beat a good bowl of soup on a cold night. Also…20’s…in your area!? That’s cold!!

  3. So looking forward to making this soup. We already love a good pot roast; this soup will take it over the top! And since it looks like it’s going to be cold forever…

    1. Hey there, Terri! Like you, I’m a huge fan of pot roast. There’s just something so comforting about it. But turn that pot roast into soup? Oh yeah! That’s just what the doctor ordered for cold nights. Also, I second your comment about being cold forever. Is it ever going to warm up!?

  4. 5 stars
    I love how comforting and cozy this soup sounds! But this post is reminding me why I live in Phoenix rather than upstate NY :). I remember those can’t-feel-my-nose days and I don’t miss them one bit. A bowl of soup is really the only remedy for that kind of chill!

    1. What? You actually like feeling your nose? Lies, I say! Lies. 🙂 But, hey, on the flip-side, upstate New York is pretty awesome in the summer. If you start to melt out there in Phoenix, you can always just move back here for the summer! But you nailed it, Kelsie. Soup is the only way to fix that bone-chilling cold that seems to stick around these parts for WAY too long each year!

  5. 5 stars
    It’s everything to come in to a soul warming soup like this when it’s frigid out! Such a fun riff on a classic to serve pot roast as soup!

    1. I’m right there with ya, Marissa! When it’s so cold out that you come in and can barely feel your fingers? That’s soup time! And to have a soup simmering away in the slow cooker just waiting for you to get home? Now that’s my kind of meal! 🙂 This is a fun one for sure. Thanks so much, my friend!

  6. 5 stars
    The slow cooker to the rescue! There’s nothing better than coming home to a delicious cooked meal. I love that you can make this without having a full unpacked kitchen yet! I’ll bet this soup made you feel like you were all settled in to your new home! Let the unpacking begin!

    1. It’s amazing how much stuff you have in a kitchen! I feel like we had more boxes for the kitchen than the rest of the downstairs rooms combined. Crazy! This is an easy recipe that didn’t need a whole lot of utensils…perfect for when they’re all packed up and you can’t find ’em! 🙂 Thanks, Kathy!

  7. Congrats on your new place, David! While moving could be a bit stressful, it’s a lot of fun too…especially when suitcases are involved. Could you possibly move the entire stuff using just suitcases and how many trips would it take? You should have this experiment next time you move 🙂 And while the situation outside it’s getting better, I’m not giving up on all the soul-warming food; I’ll stick to it for a while. Love this simple yet flavourful and bright soup.

    1. Hah. I’m imagining trying to move the whole place in suitcases alone. I’m going to say that’s 99.9% impossible. But it would’ve been pretty cool since suitcases can roll! 🙂 The new house is finally coming together nicely, and I feel like I know where *most* of the stuff in my kitchen is now. It’s still cold outside, though, so soup season is definitely still in here in upstate NY! Thanks, Ben!

    1. You totally nailed it, Gerlinde. I don’t know what we were thinking about moving in the winter. But it’s all done now…and I almost know where everything is! 🙂 It’s still cold here, though, so we’ve been enjoying yummy soups while we unpack. Cheers, my friend!

    1. Oh man, it’s been bitterly cold here, Alexandra! But we’re starting to see signs of warm weather coming. You’re going the other way down there, though. That means this soup will be particularly welcome on the early season chilly nights that are comin’ your way! 🙂 Nice and easy meal, too!

  8. 5 stars
    Slow cookers are just great for allowing you to get on with other things aren’t they David especially when you’ve got more pressing things at hand like moving house! Your slow cooker pot roast soup looks amazing thanks for this recipe! Oh and I hope you managed to get moved in ok it’s sounded as if though it was really cold!

    1. Slow cookers are perfect for busy days! I’m not kidding when I say I hooked the slow cooker up and had this soup simmering away while we moved boxes. It was a loooong and coooold day, so this soup was quite well enjoyed by everyone at the end! We’re all settled in now, though, and I *think* I know where everything is now. Haha! Hope you had a great weekend, my friend!

  9. 5 stars
    David my blogging friend, it sounds to me that you’ve had a “memory meal”, yep, a “memory meal”. One day when Robbie is in university, you guys will remember that evening you had this wonderful Slow Cooker Pot Roast Soup and it’ll make you smile. I’ve got a beef chuck in the freezer that will appreciate being honored with such a fine dish. Thanks for sharing.

    1. You are absolutely, 100% correct here, Ron. This soup will definitely be a ‘memory meal.’ (I love that term!) It’ll be one of those “Hey, remember that time we were silly and moved in the middle of winter?” Haha! There are so many delicious uses for a good beef chuck, and I’ve gotta say that this soup is right up there near the top of the list. To be fair, though, I’m ready for some warmer weather! This winter has been SO long and SO cold!

  10. 5 stars
    David, what a wonderful initiation into a new house – filled with yummy smells all day and a home cooked meal in the evening. No better way of saying welcome home!

    Your soup looks wonderful! Vegetable beef has always been a big favorite of ours!

    1. You’re telling me, Kelly! That moving weekend was SO cold, so the smells that hit me each time I walked in the backdoor loaded with boxes were quite welcome. And, of course, sitting down at the end of the day to a bowl of this soup was just perfection. 🙂 There’s something so comforting about a bowl of beef + veggie soup!

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