Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This Sunday, snow was in the forecast which meant my family spent a lazy day snowed in.  I love breaking out my slow cooker on days like these.  It makes the whole house smell wonderful and warm as dinner slowly cooks away all day.

This pot roast recipe couldn’t be any easier and it truly is delicious.  Some people add potatoes and carrots to their slow cooker while the meat cooks, however I never seem to have success with this.  So, I usually make mashed potatoes and roasted carrots on the side.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

4-5 lb Beef Roast, any kind
3/4 cup water
1  (1  1/4 ounce) packet of gravy
1/2 of a ( 1  1/4 ounce) packet of ranch dressing mix
2-4 teaspoons of corn starch, for thickening gravy at the end

Place the meat in your slow cooker and sprinkle with entire packet of gravy mix and half of the packet of ranch mix.  Pour water around the meat.

Cook on low for 8-10 hours or until the roast is fully cooked.  I recommend cooking it on low because that seems to make the meat more tender.

After the roast has finished cooking, remove the meat from the slow cooker and shred.  Tent with foil and set aside.  Next, make the gravy by placing all of the drippings from the roast into a sauce pan. I recommend skimming off the clear layer of fat from the top.  Heat over medium heat until warm.  Add cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon at a time until the gravy has a nice thick consistency.

Poor the gravy over the shredded beef and serve.



Filed under Cook, Main Dish

6 responses to “Slow Cooker Pot Roast

  1. angela

    what kind of packet of gravy do you use?

  2. yesssss thank you for posting this! i got a slow cooker for christmas and i havent used it a lot yet. i tried to do bbq chicken for two and i left it cooking (on low, with water) all day only to come home to a charred dry little lump formally known as dinner. hopefully i wont mess this recipe up! xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

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  4. I just made pot roast in the slow cooker for the first time this past weekend. I’ll have to try some of your tips next time. Looks delicious!

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