This is one of my all time FAVORITE meals! I don't really have a recipe for my roast.
I brown in all sides in a skillet. I usually brown it in bacon grease, but canola oil is fine.
Then place it in a large crockpot. Add potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, salt, & pepper. I usually add a cup or so of water. You can add any seasonings you want. I cook this all day on low. Sometimes I don't add potatoes so we can have mashed potatoes instead.
And on this day we had sliced tomatoes to go with it, so it made it a perfect meal!