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Flavorful Pot Roast

On hectic days, this is so quick and easy to prep! Convenient packages of dressing and gravy combine to create a sauce worthy of a fall-apart roast. For a filling meal-in-one, serve with mashed potatoes and ladle the juices over top. —Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
  • Makes
    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
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  • 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, sprinkle with parsley and thicken cooking juices for gravy.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounce-weight: 142 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 496mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein.

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  • Linda
    Jun 30, 2020

    Tried this on Sunday and it was delicious!!! The meat melted in your mouth and it had so much flavor. I did, however. first season the roast with meat tenderizer, salt, pepper, garlic powder and then browned it in olive oil and the put in the crockpot. Then poured the mixture in the fry pan scrapping up the browned bits from the bottom poured over the meat and added another 1/4 cup of water. Cooked for 41/2 hrs and it was falling apart, so tender!! Will definitely make again!!!

  • Angie
    Jun 23, 2020

    Made according to recipe and we found it extremely spicy and salty. Not sure what happened here as I can see all the 5 star reviews. Glad everyone else enjoyed it!

  • Mr. Gale
    May 24, 2020

    We love this recipe, easy and great taste

  • vpmommy
    May 23, 2020

    Very tasty and very easy to make!

  • scotland1
    Apr 9, 2020

    Made this in the crock pot last Sunday. YUMMY! This will be my go to recipe. Very easy to make.

  • Grammy Debbie
    Mar 21, 2020

    Absolutely delicious and so very easy to make. The only change I made was to use two small arm roasts that I had on hand rather than chuck roast. The gravy was delicious. I will definitely be making this my go-to pot roast recipe from now on!

  • mmskulski
    Mar 12, 2020

    So easy and the best tasting ever! Whole family loves this one.

  • Chumley5
    Mar 12, 2020

    This is a super recipe. Since it's just the two of us I used just one roast. I also omitted the ranch dressing mix because we despise the flavor.

  • margevk
    Nov 14, 2019

    Delicious recipe, very easy to prepare. I used 3 cups of water rather than me 1/2 cup in the recipe. It was not salty. Good night

  • Tiff
    Sep 24, 2019

    This is the first recipe review I have ever given, and this recipe deserves all the accolades it can possibly get! I am not even a big meat eater, but I have made this pot roast TWICE in the past month. I hate salty food, and I didn't find this this salty at all. I only made one roast, and slid a few chopped up potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic cloves under it (to make it all fit in my 4 quart crockpot). I also added 1/4 cup of water to the recipe (because I love the gravy)! My family likes the beef (which totally falls apart) and potatoes, while I favor the gravy and carrots. We all enjoy it over rice pilaf. It smells SO good while its simmering merrily in the crockpot ~ Try it tonight!