Here’s a super easy, 5-ingredient slow cooker pot roast recipe! It only takes a couple minutes to toss together and it got rave reviews here!
Quick heads-up on this recipe. You do NOT have to cut up the meat into bite-sized pieces. I did because we were feeding littles. It was more of a beef tips and gravy when it was done so you have two recipes for one…or actually five…you can read about that below :)
Also if you’re concerned about sodium or prefer to eat a more whole-foods diet, there are homemade recipes for ALL the seasoning mixes. Those are below. PLUS I found a sodium-free beef bouillon on Amazon that’ll work great for anyone on a low-sodium diet. I’ve not tried it personally but it has very good reviews.
SOOOO, this post has a whole bunch of options recipe wise. There’s a slow cooker pot roast recipe, a beef tips and gravy recipe (if you decide to dice up the meat like we did), a homemade ranch dressing recipe, homemade beef gravy mix recipe AND a homemade Italian seasoning recipe.
Freezer Meal Alert!
One last note…this makes a perfect freezer meal. Just toss the roast in a baggie, sprinkle in the seasonings and pour the broth over the top. Seal and label and toss that baby in the freezer for up to 3 months.
All the printables are below. Just click on any one of the links below and it’ll take you right to it.
I hope you enjoy the recipe. Let me know if you like…and have fun Rockin’ that Crock!
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Printable Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe (or Beef Tips and Gravy)
- 2 to 2 1/2 pound boneless beef chuck roast
- 1 envelope Ranch seasoning ~or~ here's a homemade version
- 1 envelope Italian seasoning ~or~ here's a homemade version
- 1 envelope beef gravy mix ~or~ here's a homemade version
- 1 cup beef stock
Dice the roast into 2 to 3 inch chunks and toss them in an oiled crockpot
Mix the gravy mixes with the beef broth and pour over the top of the roast
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours on low ~or~ for 3 1/2 to 4 hours on high
Stir and serve over potatoes, pasta or rice
Toss everything in a large freezer bag
Label and freeze for up to 3 months
Thaw overnight before cooking OR cook an extra 1 to 2 hours
Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix
- 2/3 cup buttermilk powder
- 2 teaspoons Himalayan Pink Salt
- 2 tablespoons Dried Onion Minced (optional)
- 2 teaspoons Black Pepper Ground
- 2 teaspoons Dill Weed
- 4 packets True Lemon this is a powdered lemon and optional
- 2 teaspoons dried Tarragon
- 1/4 cup dried Chives
- 1/4 cup dried Parsley
- 2 tablespoons Garlic Powder
- 2 tablespoons Onion Powder
Toss all the ingredients into a food processor or blender
Pulse for 30 to 60 seconds until its completely combined
Store in a covered canister for up to 3 months
Italian Seasoning Mix Recipe
- 2 tablespoons dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1 tablespoon dried sage
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 2 tablespoons dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons dried marjoram
- 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes optional
Toss all the ingredients in a jar and shake to combine.
If you'd like a finer consistency like the packages, combine all the herbs in a food processor or blender and pulse or 30 to 60 seconds.
Store in a closed canister.
Homemade Beef Gravy Mix Recipe
- 1/4 cup beef bouillon
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder optional
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper optional
Combine all the ingredients.
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cup cold water
Melt the butter in a skillet over low heat
In a separate bowl or cup combine the cold water and 2 tablespoons of the gravy mix
Gently pour the gravy mix into the skillet while whisking
Bring to a boil and stir til thickened. It usually takes 2 to 3 minutes
Makes 1 cup