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Pikes Peak Pot Roast

Pikes Peak Pot Roast

Pikes Peak Pot Roast

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen


6 to 8 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

6 Hours

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

This classic-style Pikes Peak Roast recipe works great with one of our butcher's rubs (also called Pikes Peak) or your favorite hearty beef seasoning. Learn how to cook a tender Pikes Peak Roast with this easy to follow recipe.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy with mashed potatoes or polenta.

Recipe Notes

*You can use your favorite beef roast with this method, but you may need to adjust the cooking time according to roast type. You can also use your favorite beef rub as the seasoning.

Instant pot: Cook for 25 minutes per pound of roast.


1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

1 lb. carrots, cut into 2-inch chunks

2 sweet onions, quartered

1 (4 lb.) Pikes Peak or bottom round beef roast*

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Mayan Sea Salt

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  • Pikes Peak Butcher's Rub

    Pikes Peak Butcher's Rub is best as a meat rub, though it's also quite the versatile all-purpose rub. This salt & pepper-based dry rub for meat...

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Add tomatoes and cornstarch to the dish of a slow cooker and stir until combined. Add onions and carrots, then set roast on top of vegetables. Sprinkle Pikes Peak Butcher's Rub over roast on all sides and season lightly with salt. Cook on high for 5 to 6 hours or low for 10 hours, or until roast is fork-tender. Move roast to a cutting board and let rest for 10 min. before slicing. Season remaining vegetables and liquid with salt to taste. Serve roast with onions, carrots, and sauce.