My Really Good Beef Roast (Crock Pot)

Total Time
5hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs

I don't think I've ever made crock pot roast the same twice but this one was really good so I decided I would post it so I could remember it next time. Few ingredients for an easy supper. Makes an excellent au jus or gravy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse roast under cool water.
  2. Add roast to crock pot.
  3. Sprinkle brown gravy mix on and around roast.
  4. Add 1/2 cup water around roast.
  5. Add quartered potatoes around roast.
  6. Sprinkle ranch mix over roast and potatoes.
  7. Season potatoes with salt.
  8. Set crock pot on high for 3 hours.
  9. Cut carrots same size as quartered potatoes or if using baby carrots, use whole. Add carrots and additional 1/2 cup water if you like a thinner gravy or au jus.
  10. Change setting to low for 2 more hours.
  11. Slice roast on serving platter, surround with veggies.
  12. Serve gravy or au jus on the side.
  13. *Any cut of roast would probably work, but this is a good, lean cut that doesn't require trimming and also slices nicely. A larger roast may also be used.
  14. *Cooking: You can also add the carrots after step 7 and cook on low for 6-8 hours total. The carrots will just be a little softer than the other method.
Most Helpful

One of tastiest, most tender roasts we've ever had-- a true keeper. Did add some celery and a bit of red wine after the three hours on high and think in future will include some onion as well-- just a matter of personal tastes. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

ebbtide July 07, 2008

I made this recipe on 10/25/11 for mine and my SO's dinner, and most importantly the 2011 Fall PAC event.Except for adding the carrots at Step 7, the recipe was made as it was written.Since I added the carrots early, the meal was cooked for 7 hours on low.I wasn't able to slice the roast, it completely feel apart :). The seasonings from the ranch dressing and the gravy mix combined with the roast juices and water made a very good Au jus dip.My SO said that anytime I wanted to make this would be alright with him.And take it from me, that's a big compliment. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

Chef shapeweaver � October 26, 2011

Made this yesterday and it was really good. The ranch dressing mix gave it a really unique taste. Only thing I changed was the use of regular salt instead of kosher salt and I added a little extra water in order to cover the potatoes and carrots. But when done, removed veggies and roast and added a little cornstarch to thicken gravy. Turned out excellent. This is a keeper!

Kagemi April 12, 2010