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Flavorful Pot Roast


  • 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


  • 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, 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.


Average Rating: 4.72781
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Lyn
    Aug 5, 2019
    I didn't change a thing. My family loved it. Very flavorful and fall apart tender.
  • scotland1
    Jul 20, 2019
    Made this. Delicious. Was way to salty. Next time, I will use just one of the package. Need to cut down on the salty taste.
  • phxjan
    Jun 30, 2019
    I've been making this recipe for twenty years. I only use one boneless chuck roast and put potatoes and carrot chunks under it and cook at 325 in the oven in my covered Dutch oven for about two and a half hours. I also use a bit more water to make sure I have enough of the gravy
  • Deb
    Jun 30, 2019
    This has become a favorite! I like to put fresh mushrooms and/or green beans under the roast and wow! This recipe also works beautifully with pork butt!
  • Shelley
    Jun 4, 2019
    One of my favorite recipes. But I also add a stick of butter! Superb!!!!!!
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