Pot Roast Recipe

Being here in Texas has been a huge adjustment.

Back home in Arizona we would take turns going to my parents and to the hubby’s parents EVERY Sunday. And I’m not exaggerating when I say that I can’t remember a Sunday where we stayed at home. We love hanging out at grandma and grandpa’s, the kids love playing with their cousins, we enjoy eating great food and catching up on the families’ lives so there’s no reason why we wouldn’t go. Plus, we lived about 15-20 minutes away from both sets of parents which made it easy for us to visit.

Now, having said that I haven’t really ever had to cook a Sunday dinner all by myself. You’d think it wouldn’t be tough but growing up, Sunday dinner was always THE nice meal of the week (main course, sides, salads, rolls, dessert – you name it). I wasn’t sure how things would go down here for Sunday dinner, but I’ve been up for the challenge. Every other Sunday the hubby will make Swedish Pancakes (a family favorite), and on the off Sundays I make Pot Roast. Both are great, easy and delicious recipes.

I’m happy to report that I’ve finally mastered the Pot Roast recipe and want to share it with you today. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and always turns out so tender and flavorful.

Our favorite Pot Roast recipe - 2 minute prep time and just stick in the crock pot! { lilluna.com }

Like I said – it’s easy and is so good, and the meat can be eaten for Roast or can be made and used for so many other recipes. We always have leftovers and make Green Chili Burros the next night for dinner (which I’ll share the recipe for next week).

Here is how you can make this great Pot Roast too:

Pot Roast Recipe
  • 1 Chuck Roast
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 TB Brown Gravy Dry Mix
  • 1 TB Hidden Valley Dry Mix
  • 1 TB Italian Dressing Dry Mix
  1. Mix Brown Gravy Dry Mix, Hidden Valley Dry Mix and Italian Dressing Dry Mix together.
  2. Place chuck roast in your crock pot. Pour ⅓ cup water over your roast.
  3. Sprinkle Mix all over the top of your roast. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until tender.

Our favorite Pot Roast recipe - just stick in the crock pot!

Crock Pot Roast - our favorite recipe!

2 minute prep time - Crock Pot Roast recipe! Our favorite! { lilluna.com }

*NOTE: I usually make the mix that gets sprinkled on top in bulk (I will mix 4 TB of each together and then place it in a bag and just use as much as I need when I make this so I don’t have to make and mix it every time). 


It’s super simple to make the gravy. Take about 1/3 – 1/2 cup of the drippings from the roast in the crock pot and add that to a small pot on the oven. Heat that up a bit. Then add a TB of flour and a TB of milk. Keep adding a little milk and a little flour until it’s the consistency you like. Top off with a little salt and pepper. :)

We just LOVE this roast! We like to eat it plain or I like to shred it up and make tacos or flautas with them.

We also like to serve them with a few sides like:


Twice Baked Potatoes 

or try it with some of these favorite Asparagus dishes…

Asparagus and Tater Toss - oh, YUM!! { lilluna.com }

Asparagus and Tater Toss


Cream Cheese and Parmesan Asparagus

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  1. 1

    Hum. Where is the pot roast recipe?

  2. 3

    Can’t find the pot roast recipe…

  3. 4

    How do you make your gravy. It all looks yummy!

  4. 6

    What kind of hidden valley dry seasoning?

    • 7

      It comes in a packet or a bottle of dry seasoning where you can use it to make homemade ranch. It’s the dressing section of the grocery store. :)

  5. 8

    I’m making this right now and it smells delicious! When you make the mix for this in bulk do you store it in the pantry? Or in the fridge?

    My little guy and I are about to make your pumpkin spice m&m cookies. I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for all the recipes.

    • 9

      Hi Leslie! I hope it tasted as good as it smelled. :) When I make the mix in bulk, I just put it in a gallon bag and leave it in the pantry. :) And I hope you like the Pumpkin Spice M&M cookies. My whole fam loved them. :D

  6. 10

    You don’t mention the size/pounds of the chuck roast?

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