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Slow Cooker Vegan Pot Roast

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Discover a delicious and satisfying vegan alternative to traditional pot roast with this easy-to-make Vegan Pot Roast recipe. Packed with wholesome ingredients, this plant-based pot roast is a comforting and healthy dish guaranteed to leave vegans and meat lovers craving for more.

Vegan Pot Roast

Vegan Pot Roast Recipe

Vegan Pot Roast is a hearty and flavorful dish that captures the essence of traditional pot roast without any animal products. It’s the perfect option for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into their diet.

With its tender vegetables, meaty Gardein Beefless Tips, and savory seasonings, this veggie pot roast delivers all the satisfaction and comfort of a classic pot roast.

Why you’ll love this Vegan Pot Roast

  • This pot roast vegan recipe uses simple, easily accessible ingredients, so it’s perfect for busy individuals and those new to vegan cooking.
  • The Gardein Beefless Tips provide a satisfying and meaty texture, making this pot roast a great option for meat lovers transitioning to a plant-based diet.
  • This no-meat pot roast is a versatile dish that can be customized with your favorite vegetables and seasonings, allowing you to get creative and make it your own.
veggie pot roast

Ingredients for Vegan Pot Roast

  • Gardein Beefless Tips: These plant-based protein nuggets are the star of this vegan comfort food, providing a meaty and satisfying texture for a traditional pot roast experience. However, take note that these contain wheat and are not gluten-free.
  • Red Potatoes: Washed and quartered, potatoes add heartiness to the dish and absorb the delicious flavors of the broth and seasonings. If you can’t find red potatoes, yellow potatoes are also great for this recipe.
  • Yellow Onion: Roughly chopped yellow onion adds depth of flavor and a subtle sweetness to the pot roast.
  • Baby Carrots: These petite carrots not only contribute to the visual appeal of the dish but also add a touch of natural sweetness. 
  • Mushrooms: Sliced mushrooms bring an umami flavor and a meaty texture to the vegetarian pot roast.
  • Celery Stalks: Sliced into small pieces, celery adds a fresh and crunchy element to the hearty dish.
  • Steak Seasoning: A tablespoon of steak seasoning elevates the flavors of the dish, providing a savory and robust taste.
  • Onion Powder: It enhances the savory onion flavor and adds depth to the overall taste profile of the pot roast without beef.
  • Smoked Paprika: Paprika imparts a smoky and slightly spicy note, giving the vegan pot roast just the right kick. 
  • Salt and Black Pepper: Salt and pepper enhance the flavors of the comforting pot roast.
  • Vegetable Broth: Vegetable broth serves as the base for the delicious gravy that envelops the vegetables and Beefless Tips for a rich and comforting meatless pot roast.
slow cooker vegan pot roast

Tips for Making Vegan Pot Roast

Save On Prep Work

Use baby carrots to save on prep work since they are usually already peeled and cut into smaller pieces. For the potatoes, opt for Yukon Golds or red potatoes, as you won’t need to peel them. 

Make It Extra Meaty

You can make a “meaty” pot roast even without beef! This plant-based pot roast recipe uses Gardein Beefless Tips, but you can also use Butler soy curls, seitan, seared tempeh, portobello mushrooms, or even jackfruit.

Thicken the Sauce

If you prefer a thicker sauce on your vegan pot roast, create a slurry with arrowroot powder and water, then stir it into the broth. Arrowroot powder won’t alter the taste of the veggie pot roast, and it’s best used at the end of the cooking. 

Vegan Pot Roast Recipe FAQs

Can I use different vegetables in this recipe?

Absolutely! One of the great things about this Vegan Pot Roast is its versatility. Feel free to swap or add your favorite vegetables to suit your taste preferences or use what you have on hand. Consider adding bell peppers, parsnips, or even Brussels sprouts for additional flavors and textures.

Can I make this recipe without a slow cooker?

Yes, you can! If you donโ€™t have a slow cooker, you can still achieve delicious results using a Dutch oven. Simply follow the recipe instructions, but adjust the cooking time until the vegetables are tender and the flavors melded together.

Can I prepare pot roast veg the night before?

Absolutely! You can peel and cut the vegetables for your pot roast the night before. Store them in the fridge for use the next morning.ย 

Why is my vegan pot roast watery?

The vegetables release moisture as they cook, making the vegan pot roast watery. So, to thicken the pot roast gravy, whisk some vegetable stock with cornstarch and stir the mixture back into the slow cooker. Then, cover and cook until you see the rich gravy thicken.

Why does my vegan pot roast have no flavor?

Make sure to cook the pot roast long enough to allow the flavors to develop. You can also enhance the comforting flavor of the vegan pot roast with different herbs and seasonings, such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, and even brown sugar!

Recipe Variations

Feel free to modify this vegan pot roast recipe by adding or substituting the ingredients! You can use sweet potatoes for additional sweetness, turnips for an earthy flavor, lentils for a thicker gravy, or tofu for an extra filling roast. 

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Slow Cooker Vegan Pot Roast

Vegan Pot Roast Recipe
This vegan pot roast tastes like traditional pot roast with its comforting savory flavor and hearty vegetables! It's super easy to make and almost hands-free.
Lyza Gatmaitan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 5 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients in your slow cooker. Stir until combined.
    step 1 Vegan Pot Roast
  • Set on Low for 6 hours.
    step 2 Vegan Pot Roast
  • Serve on its own or over quinoa or brown rice.
    step 3 Vegan Pot Roast

Notes

  • Use baby carrots to save on prep work since they are usually already peeled and cut into smaller pieces. For the potatoes, opt for Yukon Golds or red potatoes, as you won’t need to peel them.
  • You can make a “meaty” pot roast even without beef! This plant-based pot roast recipe uses Gardein Beefless Tips, but you can also use Butler soy curls, seitan, seared tempeh, portobello mushrooms, or even jackfruit.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce on your vegan pot roast, create a slurry with arrowroot powder and water, then stir it into the broth. Arrowroot powder won’t alter the taste of the veggie pot roast, and it’s best used at the end of the cooking.

Vegan Pot Roast is a wholesome and flavorful dish that proves vegan cooking can be both satisfying and delicious. With its simple ingredients, easy preparation, and customizable nature, this comforting meal is a must-try for anyone looking to enjoy a hearty and healthy plant-based meal.

So gather your ingredients, fire up your slow cooker, and get ready to savor the mouthwatering aroma of this vegan twist on a classic favorite.

 

Updated in March 2024 with new photos and minor recipe adjustments for improved quality. Enjoy!

Vegan Pot Roast is a perfect dump-and-go recipe for the crockpot and will be ready and waiting for you when you get home from a busy day at work.
Vegan Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pot Roast - a super comforting meal that is prepared while you're busy taking care of the things you want to. And it'll taste like you've slaved in the kitchen all day. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com
Vegan Pot Roast is a perfect dump-and-go recipe for the crockpot and will be ready and waiting for you when you get home from a busy day at work.

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  1. Slow cooker meals are my FAVORITE!!! I got one as a wedding gift years and years ago, and I have absolutely worn it out! I would love to have a modern one. My favorite thing to make in it is black bean cream cheese chicken. I agree it and serve it on tortillas, and it’s one of my favorite dishes, ever!

  2. i love making chili, meatless lasagna, chicken noodle soup and vegetable soup. Also do homemade tomato sauce, apple butter and applesauce for canning.

  3. I’ve seen several ways to make corned beef using a slow cooker and would like to try one. Boiling it with cabbage and potatoes doesn’t cut it anymore.

  4. I love my slow cooker! I get it out almost daily. I cook a lot of beans from dry and the slow cooker makes that easy, or I love to throw a bunch of chicken breasts in there, and then I shred the meat and freeze it in dinner size portions so it’s all ready to go. I have to say, though, that my favorite thing to cook it in is overnight steel cut oats. I throw them in at night before bed, set it to warm, and by morning they are perfect! Ready to scoop and serve. It doesn’t get better than that!

  5. I’ve never made anything in a slow cooker because I’ve never been able to afford one. ๐Ÿ™‚ And, I’m just beginning to enjoy cooking in general. Never was a fan, but I’m definitely interested in learning. I love to bake for people, but would love to make real meals too.

    If I had a slow cooker I would probably do soups, dips, and try all new things often. I’m just beginning to branch out of eating the same 10 things, each week my challenge to myself is to try something new. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s not. However, the ability to have the time to cook is often difficult to find. I want to make healthy items (which, I have tried things off your blog), and I hate touching raw meat so your foods are definitely good to try!

    1. Slow cookers are not expensive and I am sure you could find one at a yard sale or thrift store. I use mine frequently, but I know a lot of people use their Instapot now, so maybe you can post on social media that are looking to see if anyone is not using theirs any longer that you could borrow or trade for something? ?

  6. I don’t have a slow cooker… But I would love to try cooking Braised ShortRibs .. Or maybe Beef Barley & Mushroom Soup ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. My favorite thing to make crock pot style … such a hard question. I have a few favorites: corned beef and cabbage with potatoes and carrots, green chili beef for my husband, and root beer bbq pork! I also love to make apple butter. But my crock pot is old, like handed down to me from an ex boyfriends grandma, and has a messed up lid. The thought of a crock pot switching to warm would be wonderful for those poorly planned busy crock pot days!

  8. I don’t really do meatless, but I just had to comment and say that I agree with you about food coming from the crockpot lookingโ€ฆ less than appetizing! It all kind of blends and mushes together. But I love my crockpot anyway! I just posted a video today about how I use it to make yogurt.

    1. ooh, i’ll definitely have to check out the yogurt video. i’ve heard of people doing that in the crockpot and have been intrigued.