The great thing about an easy pot roast recipe is that it not only serves as the perfect comfort food for Sunday dinner, but it is also an easy recipe to put in the crock pot at a low temperature and go about getting other chores done. (or even read a book or put together a puzzle!)
Whether it’s your first time trying it out, or you are more like a seasoned professional, with the right cut of meat, the perfect seasonings and sides, and some low heat throughout the day, your family will be extremely grateful for this go-to chuck roast recipe!
Here’s what you will need:
- High-Quality Chuck Roast (we have some of the best here at the Co-Op!)
- Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Packet
- McCormick AuJus Dry Mix
- Salt and Black Pepper as desired
This is a great recipe made with simple ingredients but also packs a definite “WOW” factor! With a little twist on a classic cut of meat, this will end up in your regular rotation, especially during the cold winter months. Be prepared for this to become the next family favorite that everyone is asking for!
Steps to Make the Perfect Chuck Roast Recipe
The steps are pretty simple to get this perfect chuck roast recipe full of beefy flavor the whole family will enjoy from beginning to end.
- Put your chuck roast in the crock pot
- Sprinkle your ranch and au jus dry mix packets on top of the roast
- Add a stick of butter
- Add Pepperoncini peppers on top (we suggest around 5, but this might vary depending on how much your family loves them)
- Don’t add water
- Put your crock pot on the low setting for about 8 hours
Not adding water is the most important step; that’s not really a step if that makes sense. The pan juices created from the roast and butter are all you need to create a rich gravy with a ton of flavor! This is definitely a melt-in-your-mouth pot roast!
While your perfect chuck roast recipe is simmering away on low heat, you can get some stuff done around the house or not; totally up to you! Once you get down to the last hour or so, you can come back and make some rice, creamy mashed potatoes, or egg noodles to give yourself a complete meal.
Some other ideas to throw in would be some green beans, corn, and some dinner rolls! With such a great core piece of your meal, it really opens up the possibility for a wide variety of sides. This also makes it nice as you can serve it at different times, with different sides to add some variety to your meals.
Sit Back and Enjoy
Spending less time in the kitchen while your slow cooker pot roast recipe cooks its way to a delicious dinner is a great way to add some time to your day. Once it's completed and you sit down at the table surrounded by your loved ones, you can take a moment to sit back and really enjoy those sitting around the table with you. These little moments together go by so fast!
If you happen to need a backup classic pot roast recipe for some upcoming special occasions for family members that might be wary of anything involving the word “peppers” and prefer fresh herbs and veggies, you can always try out this Savory Chuck Roast Recipe.
What you will need
- Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil (whichever your family prefers)
- Beef Broth
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Red Potatoes
- Garlic Powder
- Fresh Herbs of your choice
- Bay Leaves
Either recipe will give you a flavorful dish; if you’re lucky, you can store some leftovers in an airtight container to enjoy the next day. With the long cooking time and low heat, your beef chuck roast should come out fork tender each and every time!
With a similar cooking process on the low setting of your crock pot, having a juicy pot roast meal gives you plenty of time to get out of the kitchen and tend to other chores that need your attention. Anyone who spends hours putting meals together each week definitely knows how this is a big deal and a huge help to being more productive!
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