This easy crock pot chuck roast recipe is tender and juicy, super easy to make, and so flavorful. A delicious and hearty comfort food recipe that can make so many other recipes like tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and breakfast tacos, just to name a few with the leftover beef roast.
Pot roast is classical Americana. From Florida to Maine and every state in between, you can find pot roast on tables across America. People have been cooking them since time out of mind, and that makes a lot of sense. Pot roast is delicious and easy. It also makes enough to feed a family for a few days. That’s the trifecta when it comes to cooking if you ask me.
I’ve been making pot roast since I was in my 20s. And, when I was single, I made it as a way to cook once and have leftovers for a few days. When I became a mom, I made pot roast all the time because it was an easy recipe to feed the entire family. Over the years, I’ve made this dish in the oven, in the crock pot, with creamed soup, and in the case of this recipe, with a variety of seasonings packets. If you’ve never had a chuck roast cooked to perfection with delicious seasoning packets, then you’re in for a treat. My family loved this recipe.
Easy Crock Pot Chuck Roast
This chuck roast is so easy to make, and it always comes out perfectly tender and delicious. Chuck roast is slow cooked for hours in the crock pot with beef that is pull-apart tender and absolutely overflowing with flavor. And because it’s cooked in the crock pot, it’s also incredibly easy.
Why You’ll Love This Crock Pot Roast Recipe
- It’s incredibly tender and juicy.
- It’s an easy recipe to make.
- And, it’s loaded with delicious flavors and a rich brown gravy.
- You can use the leftovers for all kinds of other dishes like breakfast tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and more.
Crock Pot Chuck Roast Tips and Variations
Although this recipe is incredibly simple to make, I have a couple of tips that will help you make it even better. I also have some variations that you’ll enjoy.
- Always spray your crock pot with cooking oil spray or line it to prevent sticking and make cleanup a breeze.
- You can cut your chuck roast into uniform chunks to cut down the cooking time.
- For a deeper flavor, sear the beef before placing it in the crock pot.
- Add additional vegetables like potatoes, parsnips, corn, green beans, peas or any of your other favorites.
Crock Pot Chuck Roast FAQ
If you have questions about this recipe, then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about roasts.
Does searing a roast make it more tender?
Contrary to popular belief, searing a roast doesn’t make it more tender or juicier. Rather, searing is used to build deeper flavor and add texture with the crispy outside.
Can you put raw meat in a slow cooker?
Absolutely. Slow cookers are designed by definition to cook food slowly. That includes raw meat.
Do you have to brown a roast before putting it in a crock pot?
No. I didn’t brown the chuck roast for this easy recipe. I do, however, usually brown a roast before cooking it in the crock pot. It makes it prettier, more flavorful, and adds that great browned texture.
How long does it take a chuck roast to get tender in a crock pot?
If you’re cooking a whole chuck roast, expect it to take between 8 and 10 hours on low.
How much water do I put in a crock pot for a chuck roast?
There’s no set amount of water to add. That’s because no matter how big or small the chuck roast is, the water should never cover more than half of the roast. Beef broth is a great addition in place of water in a beef recipe.
Why is my chuck roast tough in the crock pot?
The most likely culprit is that you didn’t cook the roast long enough. That’s almost always the reason for a tough roast.
What to Serve with Crock Pot Chuck Roast
You can serve all kinds of dishes with a chuck roast. That tender beef pairs well with almost anything. Some great ideas are:
- Mashed potatoes
- Brussel sprouts
- Scalloped potatoes
- Green beans
- Dinner rolls
- Sweet potato fries
How to Store and Reheat Crock Pot Chuck Roast
You can store this roast in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
To reheat it, place it in a baking dish with the pan juices. Then cover the dish with foil and bake at 325 degrees for about 20 minutes or until heated through.
Easy Crock Pot Chuck Roast Ingredients
It only takes a few ingredients to make this recipe. You’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store.
- Beef chuck roast
- Ranch seasoning packet
- Italian dressing packet
- Brown gravy packet
- Beef broth
How to Make Easy Crock Pot Chuck Roast
This is one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make. It only takes a handful of simple steps.
Step 1: Prep
Spray a 6 to 8 quart crock pot with nonstick spray or line it with a crock pot liner.
Step 2: Add the Ingredients
Add the diced onions, meat, all three seasoning packets, carrots, celery, and beef broth.
Step 3: Cook
Put on the lid and cook on high for 6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours, or until fork tender. Place on a serving platter, salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!
Try This Easy Crock Pot Roast Today
This tender and flavorful crock pot chuck roast is incredibly easy to make, and it always cooks up perfectly. All that tender beef with the different flavor combination of seasonings, and rich brown gravy, make it a dish that explodes with flavor and requires very little effort. Give this one a try, and I know you’ll find yourself making it again and again. It’s the perfect family meal!
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Easy Crock Pot Chuck Roast
- 3 pound chuck roast
- 1 medium onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic
- 3 carrots sliced
- 3 stalks celery sliced
- 1 packet Ranch dressing mix
- 1 packet Good Seasonings® Italian seasoning mix
- 1 packet brown gravy mix
- 1 cup beef broth
- In a 6 or 8 quart crock pot, spray with a non-stick cooking spray or use a liner.
- Place diced onions in the bottom followed by the chuck roast.
- Sprinkle all seasoning packets on top of the meat.
- Add carrots and celery.
- Pour beef broth into crock pot, cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.
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