Ready in 8 hours
This is a super easy pot roast recipe that can be made in your crock pot. I've made with both beef and pork, and each one is equally delicious - its really just whatever is your preference!
Mix together packets of dressing and gravy, then coat roast on all sides. Place in crock pot, and add 1/2 to 3/4 cup water. I will also usually add some fresh minced garlic cloves (3 or so) and one small onion that I've chopped up at this time. Turn crock pot to low temperature. About four hours later, I add potatoes and carrots. I'll also eyeball the roast at this time, and will sometimes add another packet of onion gravy or au jus gravy and another 1/2 cup of water. Let roast and vegetables cook another 3 1/2 to 4 hours, until potatoes are tender and roast is 150-160 degrees. Remove vegetables and roast from crock pot, pour juice in crock pot into sauce pan. I make a thickening agent of cornstarch and water to add to the juice. Bring to a boil until it thickens, stirring constantly.
lnhayes19 2y agoThis pot roast is delicious!! My husband loved it. Definitely a great recipe. Can be followed step by step & come out perfect . In my opinion only thing that would've made it better was some type of spice. But no complaining. Excellent taste!!
katetwills 2y agoFlavor was great but even with following all suggestions in the recipe mine was very dry.
lolagrass 2y agoFinally, a pot roast that tasted like a pot roast, not beef stew! If you like a flavorful, tender perfect pot roast try this recipe ! I made changes to cook time because I had a larger roast and I was too impatient and I wanted a faster cook time. Also, I did add shallots and fresh garlic. I let it cook much longer and for my impatient self I would rec to start on high, then add veggies another 3/4 cup of water with brown gravy package and keep it on high. Cook until roastmeat is shred tender. Au jus, brown gravy, regular italian dressing and hidden valley ranch dressing packets all used as well as chopped shallots and 2 minced garlic cloves.
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Dlnordel 2y agoIt was good but I wouldn't die for it. :)
gwenschwitzgebelarchinal 3y agoTried this recipe a few months ago and everyone loved it. Super easy and great taste. Kids and hubby ask for it regularly!!!
Coriejeanne 3y agoI did just about everything the recipe called for and I did add the au jus packet! I added mushrooms cause I love them but it was good and I had it over pasta with the meat, veggies and the gravy it made! I will use this recipe again!
SusanandMatt10711 3y agoThis was the best damn pot roast my husband and I have ever had!! Excellent!! Awesome!! Couldn't believe it tasted better the next day for lunch!! This is a MOST HAVE ONCE A MONTH MEAL!!
MJKQBecker 8y agoIts a super easy recipe! Makes a very tender, very flavorful roast that is a favorite among my family. [I posted this recipe.]