Pot Roast Recipe

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

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.

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:

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Pot Roast Recipe
  • 1 Beef Chuck Roast (about 2-3 pounds)
  • 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 LOW for 7-8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours or until tender. (I prefer cooking it on LOW - meat seems to be more tender). :)


I buy my Chuck Roast at Sam’s Club. It comes in a pack of 2 and net weight is usually 5-6 pounds, so each roast is about 2.5 to 3 pounds, usually. ๐Ÿ˜‰

For a big get together you may need to cook both in the crock pot. For my family of 7, we can get by using 1 chuck roast. If I’m not using the other roast, I freeze it and will use later that month. I love to use the meat to shred and use for Beef Tacos or Green Chili Burros. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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).ย 


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 stove. 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 Potatoesย 

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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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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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. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. 10

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

  7. 11

    Thanks Kristyn for the Beef Empanadas recipe. Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. 12

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Food Recipes.

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  9. 13

    Hi. You mentioned which crockpot/slow cooker you really like. Can you repeat that please? Love your blog!

  10. 14

    What size pot roast for the recipe, please.

  11. 15

    I just seen your recipe for pot roast and want to know what TB means ? Is it Table Spoon ?

  12. 18

    Hi there! I am making your pot roast (crock pot) recipe today and when I try to pin it on Pinterest a message is displayed that the link may lead to spam and it’s blocked. Thought you may want to be aware of this issue. There was no way for me to add it or respond to the message. Thanks!

  13. 21

    I tried this it was very salty

    • 22

      I’m sorry you thought it was too salty, Julia. We actually end up adding a little salt at the end. I would maybe add less of the seasoning next time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. 23

    Where it says cup water, how much is it?

  15. 27

    For the gravy, you say put on the oven. Don’t you mean put on the stove top? What size chuck roast?

  16. 29

    Thank you Krystyn, for your speedy answer. A 4lb chuck roast, and on stove top not oven. Gotcha.Thanks again.

  17. 31

    Happy cooking!!!!!

  18. 32

    Hi there what is hidden valley dry mix? I’m from the uk and was wondering what it was so I could find a similar thing here

  19. 34

    As I live in Australia I am not familiar with some of the ingredients in your pot roast recipe. I would like to know what hidden valley dry mix is & Italian dressing dry mix. I would appreciate your reply so that I can find the Australian alternative.thank you Marie.

    • 35

      Hi Marie! Here is a recipe for homemade Hidden Valley Mix – http://happymoneysaver.com/diy-copycat-homemade-hidden-valley-ranch-mix/ And here’s a recipe for homemade Italian Dressing Dry Mix: In a small bowl, mix together the garlic salt, onion powder, sugar, oregano, pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, celery salt and regular salt. Store in a tightly sealed container. To prepare dressing, whisk together 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup canola oil, 2 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons of the dry mix. Makes for a lot of ingredients, so hopefully you can find these at the store. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  20. 36

    I tried this yesterday and it was really good! I opened all the flavor packets and mixed them together then just measured out 3 tbsp of the combined mix. I also seared the roast before I put it all in the crockpot.

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