Slow Cooker Pot Roast With potatoes and jalapenos

Slow Cooker Pot Roast With potatoes and jalapenos

Jump to Recipe

My all time favorite Sunday supper. Post roast is the ultimate comfort food and takes me straight back to my childhood. My mom made roast nearly every Sunday. We’d come home from church and the house smelled so homey and cozy.

I had some fun with this pot roast recipe. I decided to swap out my usual carrots with sweet potatoes, and I added a generous amount of pickled jalapenos. My best friend was the first person I knew who ever served jalapenos along side her pot roast. It adds this slight bit of spicy (not too spicy) saltiness that you can’t get from anything else. Letting them slow cook with the roast really adds richness and flavor.

If you’re not a big fan of sweet potatoes, can I challenge you to try them again in this recipe. Both my husband and my daughter don’t like sweet potatoes, but they thought these were the most delicious carrots they had ever had with pot roast. 🤭 Suckas!

This roast is melt-in-your-mouth good and perfect for these cold winter months. Stay warm, friends!

Let’s eat!🤍

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Potatoes and Jalapenos

Fall apart pot roast with jalapenos, russet and sweet potatoes, is the perfect Sunday super your family will love.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 727 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 pound chuck roast
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 2 oz packet, Lipton onion soup mix
  • 2 tsp ranch seasoning mix, such as hidden valley
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sliced pickled jalapenos, with 3 tablespoons of juice Not the extra hot jalapenos
  • salt and pepper



  • Combine onion soup mix, ranch seasoning, parsley, and thyme. Set aside

Prepare roast

  • Season roast with a little salt and pepper on both sides. You'll be adding additional seasoning so just a sprinkle of both.
  • Heat a large deep pot or skillet to medium high heat and add olive oil and roast. Sear on both sides until browned, about 4 minutes per side.

Slow cooker

  • Turn slow cooker to high and add sliced onions and water to the bottom. Place seared roast on top of the onions. Scatter potatoes around roast and sprinkle the seasoning all over roast and potatoes. Add sliced jalapenos and juice to the top. Cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 until roast is fall apart tender. Serve and spoon liquid from the slow cooker all over meat and potatoes.


Other cuts of beef that work well in this recipe:
Rump roast- Very similar to chuck roast and possibly more tender but both are good for slow cooking. 
Top round roast- This cut of meat is a bit leaner so if you’re looking for a less fatty roast, this is a good alternative. 
Pork shoulder- This cut of meat is extremely flavorful and needs a long cooking time to tenderize the meat. 
Veggie substitutes: 
Carrots, parsnips, peppers, zucchini, celery, and butternut squash can all be used in this recipe. 
Nutritional facts for this recipe are based on a 3 ounce serving of meat and 1 cup of cooked potatoes. Facts vary depending on portion size. 


Calories: 727kcal
Keyword Beef, jalepenos, Pot Roast, potatoes, slow cooker, sweet potatoes
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Below you’ll find some of the products I used in this recipe. The link takes you directly to the products at no extra charge to you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating