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ALL THE SECRETS TO PERFECT CROCKPOT POT ROAST
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins
 
This is a recipe for the BEST and EASIEST Pot Roast, EVER!
Course: easy
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pot Roast, Crock pot chuck roast
Servings: 8
Calories: 400 kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes
Ingredients
For the Pot Roast
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 3-4 lb chuck roast - well marbled with fat
  • 1 packet of Au Jus
  • 1 packet of Ranch seasoning mix
  • 4 pepperoncini peppers
  • cup water
  • 4 Bay leaves
  • 2 tsp minced garlic OR 1 head of garlic sliced in half like a book
For the Gravy
  • 2 Tbs Corn Starch
  • 2 tsp water
Instructions
For the Pot Roast
  1. Sprinkle the surface of the chuck roast with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Place the chuck roast into the bottom of a medium size crockpot.  Set the crockpot on low
  3. Sprinkle the Au Jus, Ranch Seasoning over the top of the roast.
  4. Place the pepperoncini peppers, water, bay leaves and minced garlic in the crockpot too.
  5. Place the lid on securely.
  6. Allow to cook on low for at least 8 hours. After 8 hours you may remove the lid and using a fork, see if the roast is tender.  If it is not falling apart (fork tender), place the lid back on and cook for another hour or more until it is fork tender and falling apart.
  7. When falling apart, remove to a serving platter OR you may use a large slotted spoon to remove the meat from the crockpot directly onto plates.  Do not serve/eat the Bay leaves.  Some people really like to eat the peppers and the garlic cloves if you have used those. The juice left in the crock pot is used to make the gravy in the next step.

For the Gravy
    Mix the cornstarch and water together to form a slurry. The water must be cool and the pan juices hot.
    1. Pour the cornstarch slurry slowing into the juices while whisking.  The liquid will thicken over the next few minutes.  Replace the meat back into the gravy and serve. 

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    Recipe Notes
    Nutrition Facts
    ALL THE SECRETS TO PERFECT CROCKPOT POT ROAST
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 400
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.