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Best slow cooker pot roast recipe? I have friends to impress!

asked by michellemybell about 3 years ago
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Lindsay-Jean Hard

Lindsay-Jean is a Contributing Writer & Editor at Food52.

added about 3 years ago

You can never go wrong with a Genius Recipe! http://food52.com/blog...

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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added about 3 years ago

This is my own version of red braised pork, adapted specifically for the slow cooker http://food52.com/recipes...

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HalfPint

HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added about 3 years ago

Ok...this is not my normal way of cooking, but the recipe seems to produce my favorite pot roast. Apologies if you aren't into mixes and packets of seasonings. Here goes:

For a 3-4lb chuck roast: place roast in slow cooker. Mix together 1 packet of Italian salad dressing mix, 1 packet of ranch dressing mix, and 1 packet of brown gravy mix. Sprinkle the dry mixture over the roast. Pour 1/2 cup of water around the roast. Cook on low for about 6-8 hours. I would start checking for doneness at around 5 hours since slow cookers can vary alot and an overdone pot roast is inedible. This makes very good gravy that I like to pour over mashed potatoes or noodles.