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Perfect crock pot roast

Updated on September 4, 2016

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3.8 stars from 77 ratings of The Perfect Crock Pot Roast

The easiest roast you'll ever make

This is the easiest roast, and no matter how much you can't cook, you won't mess this recipe up.

We make this all the time, it's fast, and always delicious.

One of the best meals to feed your family and is great for crowds, or lazy Sunday dinners. This is also a great recipe for beginner cooks who want to appear more advanced than they are!

Add sides of your choice, a great bottle of wine and you have a delicious meal that seems way more fancy and difficult than it really is.

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 8 hours
Ready in: 8 hours 5 min
Yields: 4-6


  • 1 crock pot large in size (stock pot size)
  • 2.5-3 lb boneless beef chuck roast, frozen or thawed, doesn't matter
  • 1 pack dry brown gravy mix, less than $1 at Aldi
  • 1/2 pack dry ranch dressing mix, less than $1 at Aldi
  • 1/2 cup water

Big piece of meat

Throw in crock pot!

Easy as 1-2-3-4-5

  1. Place frozen or thawed roast into your crock pot
  2. mix 1 pack of dry gravy with 1/2 pack of dry ranch dressing in a container, and then sprinkle over the top of the roast
  3. pour 1/2 cup of water around roast. Do not pour on top.
  4. cook in the crock pot for 8 hours on low.
  5. when finished slice roast and serve with sides of your choice

Tips and Suggestions

  • prep this meal the night before for a really great dinner after a long day. We always have this cooking while we are off working
  • Great sides when you lack time-frozen veggies, instant mashed potatoes
  • Great sides to dress up this dish- home made mashed red skins, sauteed veggies, baked asparagus
  • We buy our dry mixes at Aldi, and they are way cheaper than the big named stores
  • I've made this over 20 times and its always perfect, do not be tempted to add more water, the steam from the crock pot being covered makes it perfectly moist
  • Make extra gravy to top off roast or potatoes with, if desired

Use the leftovers!

If you have any leftovers, add the remaining meat to a pack of beef gravy and serve over egg noodles for a quick beef stroganoff. With a few sides, such as salad and mashed potatoes you can have another meal! You can also do this with the leftovers, freeze it and eat it in another week for a quick meal when you're short on time!

© 2013 Rebecca


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      Rebecca 3 years ago from USA

      Thanks SoyCandleLover, I hope you enjoy this as much as my household does. :)

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      BW Duerr 3 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      What a great idea for an easy pot roast. I love cooking in a crock pot, and this sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.