Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow cooker pot roast only takes a few minutes to put together, so it is easy to make in the morning and come home to some amazing comfort food that night. Although it isn’t as inexpensive as ramen or beans & rice, pot roast is a fairly inexpensive meal. Because the meat cooks all day it is best to use the cheaper, fatter cuts of meat. You can usually find roasts for around $2-$3 a pound. For around $10 I can make a pot roast and sides that will feed us for 2-3 meals.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (2 1/2 pound) boneless beef chuck roast
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (1.2 ounce) package dry beef gravy mix
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup water, or as needed
  • 5 whole peeled carrots (optional)

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Directions

Yield – 6 servings Prep Time – 15 m  Cook Time – 

  1. Spray the inside of a slow cooker with cooking spray. Spread the onion slices out into the bottom of the cooker.
  2. Spread the flour out onto a work surface. Sprinkle the chuck roast with salt and black pepper, and roll the roast in the flour to coat all sides. Using the edge of a small, sturdy plate, pound the flour into the meat. Place the floured roast into the cooker on top of the onions. Whisk together beef gravy mix, ranch dressing mix, and Italian dressing mix in a bowl, and whisk the mixes with water until smooth. Pour over the chuck roast. Distribute carrots around the meat.
  3. Cover the cooker, set to Low, and cook until the roast is tender and the gravy has thickened, about 8 hours.

 

Footnotes

  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup