Slow Cooker Gingersnap Pot Roast

Forget your typical pot roast!  This Slow Cooker Gingersnap Pot Roast not only takes minimal time to prepare but the end result is anything but ordinary.  A gingersnap crusted roast is cooked over a bed of sweet potatoes and carrots.  The end result?  A bit sweet, a bit spicy and definitely a meal that will have your family asking for seconds!

Slow Cooker Gingersnap Pot Roast | Melanie Makes

It’s raining, grey and the temperature isn’t supposed to reach 70 degrees today.  The perfect day for a comforting pot roast, don’t you think?  And really, what would Slow Cooking Through Summer Week be without a pot roast?  That’s what I thought!

Slow Cooker Gingersnap Pot Roast | Melanie Makes

Roasts are one of my favorite meals to cook in the slow cooker as you put them in in the morning and come dinner time, not only does your house smell absolutely divine, but you end up with the most tender piece of meat ever.  So good!

Slow Cooker Gingersnap Pot Roast | Melanie Makes

Looking to shake things up a bit when pot roast makes it’s next appearance on your meal plan?  This is the recipe for you!  With minimal prep, this new spin on an otherwise traditional dish is sure to be a hit.  The secret ingredient?  Cookies!

Slow Cooker Gingersnap Pot Roast | Melanie Makes

A large gingersnap crusted pot roast is cooked over a bed of sweet potatoes and carrots.  The end result?  A bit sweet, a bit spicy and definitely a meal that will have your family asking for seconds!

Slow Cooker Gingersnap Pot Roast | Melanie Makes  

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Slow Cooker Gingersnap Pot Roast
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, cut in 1" slices
  • 6 carrots, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2.5 pound beef chuck roast
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 10 gingersnaps, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Place sweet potatoes, carrots and bay leaf in slow cooker.
  2. Place roast on top of vegetables and pour water and vinegar over roast.
  3. Sprinkle pepper flakes and gingersnaps over roast.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 8-10 hours.
  5. transfer meat and vegetables to platter, rmoving bay leaf.
  6. Skim fat from gravy and then stir to combine. Ladle over roast and vegetables.

Slow Cooker Gingersnap Pot Roast | Melanie Makes 

This is definitely a meal for a 6 quart slow cooker as it’ll be close to full after adding all of the vegetables and meat.  Make sure that you arrange everything so that your lid seals completely!

Slow Cooking Through Summer Week | Melanie Makes
 
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Comments

  1. Love this recipe, Melanie!! So unique and looks so flavorful!!

  2. Melanie – I love how you used gingersnaps in such a creative way! Can I borrow your super cute orange pot?!

    • melanie says:

      Beth, that pot is my absolute favorite! I use it on an almost daily basis as it’s the perfect size and depth for almost everything. We have good taste!

  3. Oh wow, Melanie! I would have never thought to use ginger snaps in a slow cooker roast recipe! How clever! Pinning and sharing! :)

  4. I love this recipe Melanie!

  5. A pot roast is in order any time of year, and this one looks absolutely awesome!!!

  6. From your photos, and description, I can just imagine how good this tastes!

  7. I’m SOOO intrigued by this recipe! I can see how the gingersnaps would make a great topping!

  8. I always use gingersnaps in my sauerbraten. This sounds like such a great way to use them in a regular pot roast. Great idea!

  9. OMG MELANIE!!! This looks crazy amazing! I looooove it. Also I super suck at pot roast so I think I hope you can save me. Gorgeous recipe!!

    • melanie says:

      You made me laugh, Heather! I guarantee you can make this pot roast with minimal effort and maximum flavor!

  10. Melanie, this looks fabulous!

  11. Melanie, you take such beautiful photos of your dishes! Great presentation and more importantly, great looking, tasty recipe! Pinned and sharing on FB. Have a great weekend!

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