Best tender and juicy pot roast you've ever eaten! Also great sliced up and served on hearty rolls.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place beef chuck roast into a slow cooker and scatter onion quarters around the meat. Pour the beef broth over the meat and sprinkle the au jus mix, Italian salad dressing mix, salt, and black pepper over the roast.

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  • Cover cooker, set on Low, and cook until meat is very tender, 6 to 8 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

284.7 calories; 20.7 g protein; 6 g carbohydrates; 77.5 mg cholesterol; 1108.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2012
I make this all the time. Any cut of beef will work. Also, I just use the Aujus Garvy and Italian Dressing mix, then add water instead of boullion. It is salty enough with just the mixes. The juice is perfect for a French Dip sandwich. This is my go to on busy days. I dont even thaw the meat sometimes, I just throw it in the crock pot frozen...YUMMY...!!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2012
If the recipe calls for a chuck roast then show that in the photo. The cut of beef shown is clearly no chuck roast i have ever used. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2012
I make this all the time. Any cut of beef will work. Also, I just use the Aujus Garvy and Italian Dressing mix, then add water instead of boullion. It is salty enough with just the mixes. The juice is perfect for a French Dip sandwich. This is my go to on busy days. I dont even thaw the meat sometimes, I just throw it in the crock pot frozen...YUMMY...!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2012
I make this all the time. Any cut of beef will work. Also, I just use the Aujus Garvy and Italian Dressing mix, then add water instead of boullion. It is salty enough with just the mixes. The juice is perfect for a French Dip sandwich. This is my go to on busy days. I dont even thaw the meat sometimes, I just throw it in the crock pot frozen...YUMMY...!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2012
I also add garlic and Kitchen Bouquet with a mixture of Wondra flour and water for gravy. Superb! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2012
Well tried to make as written as I am one of the first reviewers...turned out I didn't have an onion (thought I did so didn't buy one) So I used some onion powder. It smelled great and tasted pretty good. I think it's worth a try but I won't make it again and I don't think the onion thing made that big of a difference. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2012
I rarely use processed/packaged food but I needed something that I could throw into the slow cooker with little preparation so I decided to try this one. I made the recipe exactly as stated and could not be happier. This was absolutely delicious. I can't wait until tonight to use the leftovers for french dip sandwiches. Thanks so much for posting this recipe. We love it and will use it a lot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2012
I've never written a review, but this recipe is awesome. And so easy! I didn't even have the au jus seasoning, and I don't think it was even needed. I did add 2 cloves of minced garlic, baby carrots and Red potatoes, cut in half and unpeeled. Instead of salt and pepper, I sprinkled McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning on all sides, but don't over do it. I browned the meat on all sides first in a small amount of bacon fat that I had saved. Be sure to scrape all the pan drippings into the crock pot. I thought it would be nice to have a lot of gravy for "open faced" beef sandwiches on rolls so I also added a can of cream of mushroom soup and half a can of water. Wow! I never would have thought Good Season's dry Italian Salad Dressing could pack so much flavor. I see no reason to even try another recipe for slow cooker beef. This is it for me. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2012
If the recipe calls for a chuck roast then show that in the photo. The cut of beef shown is clearly no chuck roast i have ever used. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2012
Wonderful recipe. I added one 10 oz can of low sodium stewed tomatoes and 1/4 cup of banana peppers. Cooked on low for 8 hours. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2012
I have made this recipe for a few years now. I do not add broth just water (about 4 cups) because there is enough flavor from the au jus packet. I also throw in mushrooms for more deliciousness. Makes a great sandwich on toasted hoagie too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2012
This is a great slow cooker recipe for beef. But please, do NOT add salt to this dish. Between the beef broth (even if low sodium), the au jus mix and the italian seasoning mix, you will have more than enough sodium in this recipe. I use a 6 quart slow cooker (another reviewer asked what size to use) and I do sear my roast in pan prior to putting in the slow cooker. Then I saute the onion and a few minced cloves of garlic in the pan, deglaze with the beef broth and pour all over the roast. Scrumptious!! And no, your roast will not look like the picture that accompanies this recipe. That roast was NOT made in a slow cooker and it isn't even a chuck roast. Why it accompanies this recipe is a mystery. Read More
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