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With spring underway, many moms and dads are rushing to get the kids to extracurricular activities. It’s not always easy to get dinner on the table quickly, but one-pot meals make it doable – especially when you can utilize the slow cooker as your at-home chef. While pot roasts are our most popular slow cooker recipes, we know you need some variety in your pot roast repertoire. So we decided to stick with the theme and change it up just a touch. This version of a traditional slow cooker pot roast is made special with the addition of savory rosemary and sweet apricots, and we used beef brisket instead of chuck roast. You can use whichever cut you prefer – we’re just happy to change things up a little bit and add a something new to your arsenal.

Rosemary-Apricot  Brisket Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking - @hamiltonbeach

Rosemary-Apricot Brisket Pot Roast

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
3 teaspoons salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 (3 3/4 lb.) trimmed beef brisket
1 cup beef broth, divided
1 lb. baby carrots
1 lb. petite red potatoes, cut in half
2 medium onions, quartered
2/3 cup apricot preserves
3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/3 cup flour
Heat oil in stovetop-safe slow cooker cookware over medium-high heat.
Rub 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper over both sides of beef. Add brisket to cookware; cook 8 minutes, turning at 4 minutes.
Remove brisket; set aside. Add 1/2 cup of broth to cookware; stirring until mixture is reduced.
Place cookware in base; add carrots, potatoes, onion, remaining salt and pepper. Top with brisket.
Stir preserves, vinegar, garlic, rosemary and remaining broth; pour over brisket.
Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or Low 7 1/2 to 8 hours.
Remove brisket and vegetables from crock.
Add flour to medium bowl; whisk in 1 cup liquid from crock. Heat crock over medium-high heat until mixture boils; gradually stir flour mixture into crock until mixture thickens.
Slice brisket before serving and serve with vegetables and gravy.
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The Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Programmable Stovetop Slow Cooker (33567) makes slow cooking browned meats a breeze and reduces cleanup since it can all be done in one pot.

Have you been enjoying our October Slow Cooker Takeover? So far, we’ve shared recipes for caramel-dipped apples and butternut squash soup, given away two slow cooker gift baskets and our Best of the Best Slow Cooker Recipes contest has been popular on Facebook as people vote for their favorite recipes. Speaking of the best slow cooker recipes, did you know that our most viewed recipe of all time on HamiltonBeach.com is for our Beef Pot Roast? It’s no surprise, as pot roast is an all-American classic, much like baseball and apple pie. 

Today, we have another awesome gift basket giveaway and our most popular recipe. Scroll down to enter to win! We hope you enjoy the pot roast as much as we do.

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach


Beef Pot Roast

Make this delicious and hearty beef pot roast in any 5-6 Quart Slow Cooker. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve your family this easy dinner that will be loved by everyone.
3 to 4-pound chuck pot roast
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 to 4 medium potatoes, quartered
3 to 4 carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 medium onions, quartered
1/2 cup beef broth
Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper.
Place half of vegetables in bottom of slow cooker crock, top with roast, then add remaining vegetables and liquid.
Cover and cook 5 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW.
Half of a 1 lb. bag of baby carrots can be used instead of 3-4 medium carrots. A long cooking time in moist heat will tenderize a tougher cut of meat. Therefore, using a lower-priced cut, such as chuck, is economical as well as delicious.
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October Slow Cooker Takeover with @HamiltonBeach

It’s week three of our slow cooker gift basket giveaways, and this week, we are bringing you our zebra-patterned 3 Quart Slow Cooker (33238). It makes a great gift and has a cute, fun design perfect for parties and entertaining. The prize is filled with Italian goodies like gourmet pasta and olive oil, an Italian cookbook, a cheese grater and more! To enter to win this prize package, enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.