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How to Make the Perfect Roast in a Crock-Pot

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Make a delicious roast for dinner!

Make a delicious roast for dinner!

The Easiest Roast You Will Ever Make

Even if you're the farthest thing from a cook, this roast recipe can't be messed up. We love making it because it's simple and great for crowds or Sunday dinners. If you want to look like a more advanced chef, this dish is a great one to showcase!

Add your choice of sides and a great bottle of wine to put together a delicious meal that seems fancier and more complicated than it actually is.

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Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

8 hours

8 hours 5 min

Serves 4-6 people


  • 1 large crock-pot
  • 2.5-3 lb boneless beef chuck roast, frozen or thawed
  • 1 pack dry brown gravy mix
  • 1/2 pack dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Place the roast in your slow cooker.
  2. Combine the packets of dry gravy and ranch dressing in a bowl. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the roast.
  3. Pour the water around the meat, making sure not to pour it on top.
  4. Set the slow cooker to cook on low for 8 hours.
  5. When the time is up, slice the roast and serve. Bon appetit!

Tips and Tricks

  • Prep this meal the night before so you can have a yummy dinner after a long day. We always have this dish cooking while we are off working.
  • Pair the roast with homemade red-skinned mashed potatoes, sauteed veggies, or baked asparagus.
  • Buy the dry mixes at Aldi. They're cheaper there than at big grocery stores.
  • I've made this over 20 times, and it's always perfect. Don't be tempted to add more water. The steam created by the covered crock-pot makes it perfectly moist.
  • Make extra gravy to top off the roast or potatoes.
  • If you have leftovers, add the meat to a pack of beef gravy and serve it over egg noodles to quickly make beef stroganoff. With a few sides like salad and mashed potatoes, you can have another meal! You can also freeze the leftovers and eat it another week when you're short on time!

© 2013 Rebecca

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