Flavorful Pot Roast Recipe
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Flavorful Pot Roast Recipe

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In Ogden, Utah, Arlene Butler uses her slow cooker to prepare this tender pot roast. Convenient packages of dressing and gravy combine in a delicious sauce. TIP: For a filling meal in one, serve it over mashed potatoes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 2 boneless beef chuck roasts (2-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1/2 cup water

Nutritional Facts

6 ounce-weight: 142 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 496mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0g fiber), 15g protein


  1. Place the chuck roasts in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressings and gravy mix; stir in water. Pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until tender. If desired, thicken cooking juices for gravy. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Flavorful Pot Roast in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p42

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Mar. 6, 2016

"Excellent! I added baby potatoes, portabella and button mushrooms for the last 4 hours."

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2016

"My kind of crock pot recipe - quick and easy! Smelled so yummy and the meat just fell apart! Served with mashed potatoes and hubby put the extra gravy on everything."

Reviewed Dec. 25, 2015

"Just a great and easy recipe. We have a large family and this Christmas will be the third time I've made this wonderful entree. Thank you!"

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