Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Caribbean flavors takes old school pot roast to a whole new level! An easy recipe creating a beautiful roast with spicy bold sauce you’ll love.
We’ve bumped the comfort food up to the next level with this Caribbean-inspired Slow Cooker Pot Roast.
No more boring flavors for this comfort food!
An easy homemade sauce turns this pot roast recipe into everyone’s favorite dish!
AND if you have any leftovers use them for Spicy Pot Roast Nachos created just for this recipe.
Slow cookers are great for cooking up soul-warming food with big flavor and little effort from you.
Slow Cooker Pot Roast is no exception. Perfectly done meat with a mouthwatering Caribbean-inspired sauce!
An easy dinner recipe any night of the week.
Slow Cooker Pot Roast Ingredients
All the ingredients in this slow cooker pot roast recipe are easy to find at the store!
- Vegetable or Canola Oil
- Boneless Beef Chuck Roast
- Jalapeno Pepper
- Garlic cloves
- Red Onion
- Kosher Salt
- Brown Sugar
- Chili Powder
- All Purpose Flour (regular or gluten-free)
- Orange Zest
- canned Tomato Sauce
Chuck Roast is a perfect cut of meat to create a fork-tender, fall apart delicious pot roast.
It has a lot of marbling, fat running through the meat. This gives it excellent flavor and texture when cooked properly.
Chuck Roast will sometimes have butcher’s twine around it. This is holding multiple pieces of meat together.
Leave the twine ON until after cooking. Cut and remove it before slicing and serving the pot roast.
Jalapeno peppers can range greatly in spiciness. I’ve had some that you can barely taste and others that almost blow smoke out the ears!
This will affect the spiciness of the sauce.
If you REALLY like it spicy, use an additional jalapeno pepper.
OR give the sauce a taste and add some hot sauce before cooking.
Here is my quick, easy method to remove seeds from jalapeno peppers.
Always wash hands thoroughly after cutting hot peppers and do not touch your eyes or nose.
Regular all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour blends can be used.
Using a zester is the easiest way to create orange zest. A fine grater works too.
This is my all time favorite zester (I give them for gifts I love it so much).
It zests quickly and easily and has a measurement guide on the back. Zesting with it feels like zesting butter it’s so smooth.
Time Saving Preparation Tip
I use a mini chopper for prepping my vegetables whenever possible.
It makes quick work of chopping and dicing vegetables with easy (dishwasher) clean up.
For this recipe I add the garlic and jalapenos together into the mini chopper to dice them.
After placing them in the cooking pan I add the onion to chop them.
Don’t Skip the Browning Step!
Generally, I prefer non-fussy slow cooker meals. Those that only require adding the ingredients to the slow cooker and putting the lid on.
This recipe is an exception that’s worth it!
Browning the roast and making the sauce before adding it to the slow cooker makes all the difference!
This step is crucial for building outstanding flavor in both the meat and the sauce.
It only takes a few minutes and it’s worth the extra step, trust me.
How to make Caribbean Crock Pot Pot Roast – Step-by-Step
STEP 1: In a skillet or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat (photo 1). Brown the chuck roast on all sides (photo 2); place into the slow cooker (photo 3).
STEP 2: Add the jalapenos, garlic and onion to the pan; saute until onions begin to soften (photo 4). Scrape up any browned bits while sauteing.
STEP 3: Add all the remaining ingredients to the pan, EXCEPT the tomato sauce (photo 5); stir to combine.
STEP 4: Add the tomato sauce (photo 6) and cook for 1 minute (photo 7; after cooking). Pour onto the chuck roast in the crock pot. Rotate the roast to cover with the sauce (photo 8).
STEP 5: Cover, cook on LOW setting for 8 hours. Remove the roast and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
STEP 6: Strain any fat from the sauce and serve with the sliced crock pot pot roast.
Make it a Meal!
For serving this beauty, there are so many fun side dish options!
- Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle
- Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
- Instant Pot Coconut Lime Jasmine Rice
- Authentic Costa Rican Gallo Pinto (beans and rice)
- Cuban Black Beans and Rice (Moros y Cristianos)
- Peruvian Pisco Sour
More Slow Cooker Recipes You’ll Love
- Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches
- Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatball + Mini Sandwiches
- Slow Cooker Barbecue Beans with Bacon
- Root Beer Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs
- Slow Cooker Carnitas
- Slow Cooker Hot Buttered Rum
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Try this recipe Creamy Mushroom Instant Pot Pot Roast too!
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Caribbean Slow Cooker Pot Roast
- 2 tablespoons Vegetable or Canola Oil
- 3 pound Boneless Beef Chuck Roast
- 1 Jalapeno Pepper diced
- 3 cloves Garlic peeled and diced
- 1 1/2 cups chopped Red Onion
- 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Chili Powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Oregano
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon All Purpose Flour gluten-free or regular
- Zest of 1 Orange
- 1 15 ounce can Tomato Sauce
- In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Brown the roast on all sides, turning often. Place the roast in a 4 quart or larger slow cooker.
- Add the jalapenos, garlic and onions to the pan used to brown the roast and saute, stirring often, until the onions have begun to soften. Scrape up any browned bits from the roast while sauteeing. Add all the remaining ingredients, except the tomato sauce, and stir to combine. Add the tomato sauce, stir to combine and cook for a mintue. Pour the sauce onto the roast in the slow cooker. Rotate the roast to be coated on all sides with the sauce.
- Cover, cook on LOW setting for 8 hours. Remove the roast and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Strain any fat from the sauce in the slow cooker and serve wtih the sliced roast.
Originally published: December 7, 2017
Slow Cooker Pot Roast is an easy dinner recipe perfect for any night of the week!
This is my go to recipe for chuck roast (a cut of meat I don’t normally like). I love this recipe. I serve it with sweet potatoes, ripe plantain, and avocado. My kids love it too.
Toni Dash says
I’m so glad to hear it Kelli! And now I’m hungry listening to how you serve it!
Alison Penuel says
Easy and delicious
Happy Girl says
Absolutely Delicious! My son in law loved this so much I am making it for his birthday dinner today! The only thing I did differently is add one more clove of garlic. For a fun welcome I had Caribbean music playing when everyone arrived!
Toni Dash says
I’m delighted you loved this so much! Did you see the recipe for nachos using the leftover pot roast from this recipe too?