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Crock Pot Ranch Pot Roast

Our crock pots get a work out this time of year.  Wintry winds and cold weather call for hearty meals to keep our family full.  In this house of picky eaters finding something everyone enjoys can be a task but this Crockpot Ranch Pot Roast is a favorite of all!

I typically use a 4-5 lb. chuck roast for this recipe.  Chuck roast is one of the least expensive cuts of beef so it's easy on the budget as well.  Chuck roasts is perfect for slow cooking as the cut gets tender and juicy as it cooks.    
This dish is just 5 ingredients + water:  chuck roast, onion, potatoes, pickle juice and a packet of ranch dressing.  
A roast, some root veggies like potatoes and a salad and you've got a hearty meal tonight and possibly some leftovers for lunch.

This dish takes about 4 hours to cook so if you put it on around lunchtime, it'll be piping hot and ready in time for dinner and it's no mess.  The simplicity of this flavorful dish is probably why I enjoy it so much. Everything cooks in the crock pot and you only have to wash one dish.  

Crock Pot Ranch Pot Roast
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle juice 
  • 4-5 lb. chuck roast
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3-4 potatoes (any variety, I used red potatoes), cut into chunks
  • 1 packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup water
Instructions:
  1. Turn crock pot to high
  2. Pour 1/2 dill pickle juice into crock pot
  3. Place chuck roast in crock pot
  4. In crock pot add potatoes and onions 
  5. Sprinkle ranch dressing mix over roast, potatoes and onions
  6. Pour 1/2 cup water and cover
  7. Cover and cook on High for 4 hrs. or on Low for 8 hrs.
  8. Before serving, spoon liquid over roast
  9. Slice roast and serve with potatoes.
  10. Top with some of the au jus if desired 
I love my Instant Pot but there's nothing like a slow cooked pot roast on a cold, Winter's day.
What are some of your favorite crock pot recipes?

Comments

Masshole Mommy said…
I haven't had a pot roast in forever. My kids have always been picky when I made them, but now that they are older I think I will give it another try!
Love how easy it is to put a pot roast in the crock pot and let it cook. Adding seasoning carrots and potatoes. Wonder meal
AiringMyLaundry said…
Heck yes! I am so going to try this. I just love when I can use my crock pot. It makes the house smell amazing!
Alison Rost said…
I love crockpot recipes that are packed with flavor. This one's definitely a must try. I'm sure the ranch adds a depth to the pot roast. It's a lovely addition to the recipe.
Lisa Favre said…
I can never deny a good pot roast dinner. Of course, making it in the slow cooker will guarantee its flavor and tenderness - yours definitely seems to have both!
OO this is new for a roast recipe. I will have to try the ranch flavoring out, I bet the kids would like it.
Heather Jones said…
This is great. I love pot roast recipes. I never liked it much as a kid, but as a grown up...this is good stuff!
Anosa Malanga said…
I have been putting my crock pot to good use and loving all the comfy foods in this cold weather. This looks real yummy
Now this sounds like a good pot roast! I am all for finding new recipes to try in the crock pot!
Amanda Simkin said…
I use my crock pot all the time to make chicken and pork dishes but I have never tried a beef one. I love pot roast, especially during the winter, so I really need to try this recipe ASAP.
This looks so good! I am all for quick and easy meals like this in the crock pot. My kids actually really like a pot roast, which is a big deal for my picky eaters!
Joanna Brittain said…
This meal reminds me of Sunday afternoons, growing up. My mother loved doing a roast in the crock pot with potatoes and carrots.
Franc said…
I can already feel the rich taste of the pot roast. I'm sure each bite of this one would really be such a delight.
Sara Welch said…
Now THIS is a delicious way to make a pot roast. I've always just made mine plain and never thought to add another flavor!
Penny said…
Wait, pickle juice? That is a secret ingredient!
Awesome, I always wondered how some people had such distinctive tasting pot roast; I think I have a clue now!
ana de jesus said…
Since I became a vegetarian it has been a while since I have had a roast, but I love the idea of using a slow cooker to cook the root vegetables and would love to slow roast my 'veggie meat'which would be great! And the sauce sounds delicious!
Dhemz said…
Oh, my goodness! Looks really good. It's been awhile since I made pot roast for dinner. Thanks for sharing!
Jilly Frances said…
This sounds really tasty. It has been very cold here so slow cooker meals are always a bonus and my book. I am looking forward to spring.
Mimicutelips said…
I’ve not had a pot roast in a really long time. My grandma used to make a really good one. I’ve never tried to make one myself. I can toss it in the crock pot and let it do the work for me.

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