Rating: 4.86 stars
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Pot roast perfection that's packed with flavor thanks to Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix. It pulls apart like a dream.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
20 mins
cook:
7 hrs 15 mins
total:
7 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season chuck roast generously with salt and pepper. Rub flour evenly over the surface of the meat.

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  • In a large saute pan, warm oil over high heat until very hot but not smoking. Sear the roast until browned and crusty on all sides, about 15 minutes total.

  • Place roast in the pot of a slow cooker. Pour beef broth around the roast. Sprinkle Ranch seasoning over the roast, place butter on top and scatter pepperoncini over and around the roast. Cover the slow cooker and set on low heat for 7-8 hours.

  • When ready, shred the meat and mix with the sauce in the slow cooker. Serve over bread, egg noodles or potatoes.

Cook's Note:

In a rush? You can swap the flour for one 1 ounce package of dry Au Jus gravy mix and skip the step for browning the meat.

Nutrition Facts

611 calories; protein 32.7g; carbohydrates 5.4g; fat 50.3g; cholesterol 161mg; sodium 1127mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (40)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2017
I make this all the time in a 6 qt crock pot but I make the following changes. Use 2 packets hidden valley ranch dressing and 2 packets au jus mix. Use stick of garlic/herb Kerrigold butter, add 1 1/2 lbs honey gold potatoes (little round buttery wonderful potatoes), 2 lbs of mini carrots, 2 8 oz packages of sliced baby bella mushrooms, 1 med-large yellow onion cut into wedges and divided. Put layer of veggies on bottom, add ranch and au jus packets. Add 4-5 lb roast, pack rest of veggies around and on top of roast, add remaining packets of ranch & au jus. Cut butter into pats and put on top, add pepperocinis (I use about 10), cook for 10 hrs...absolutely fall apart delicious!!!! Read More
(54)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2017
I make this all the time in a 6 qt crock pot but I make the following changes. Use 2 packets hidden valley ranch dressing and 2 packets au jus mix. Use stick of garlic/herb Kerrigold butter, add 1 1/2 lbs honey gold potatoes (little round buttery wonderful potatoes), 2 lbs of mini carrots, 2 8 oz packages of sliced baby bella mushrooms, 1 med-large yellow onion cut into wedges and divided. Put layer of veggies on bottom, add ranch and au jus packets. Add 4-5 lb roast, pack rest of veggies around and on top of roast, add remaining packets of ranch & au jus. Cut butter into pats and put on top, add pepperocinis (I use about 10), cook for 10 hrs...absolutely fall apart delicious!!!! Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2017
This is the most delicious roast I've ever had. And I'm old. The seasoning is just right. My family loved it! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
05/12/2017
Delicious...but WAY too much butter. I'll cut the amount in half next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2017
My husband made this recipe on Allrecipes. AMAZING! We substituted the pepperonchi For sweet salad peppers because we were afraid it would be too spicy. Also didn't use the flour or beef broth and it still made a very flavorful sauce for mashed potatoes. I will never have a pot roast made any other way. The leftovers for nachos were a great treat. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2017
Absolutely delicious. My roast was a bit smaller so it was probably a bit spicier than it should have been. Husband was bragging about it to rest of the family later in the week. High praise! Formerly vegetarian daughter said I'd better give it 5 stars not that I wouldn't have anyway. Next time I will use a larger roast mainly because we like to have leftovers and every bite of this was gone. I made exactly by recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2018
Best pot roast ever!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2017
If you opt to not brown the meat, and use the powdered au jus packet, DO NOT salt the meat! Between the ranch dressing and the au jus and the kosher salt, it was very salty. Still a very good recipe. We made french dip sandwiches with this. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2020
Very, very tasty. I did the “cooks note” method of adding Au Jus gravy packet and the Ranch Dressing seasoning packet. I mixed both packets together to make a rub. I rubbed half of the mixed packets all over the meat, added black pepper, one onion, a little (about 1/3 cup) water to the bottom of the pan and sprinkled a tablespoon of butter cut in small bits on top. I covered it with foil and cooked it for 4 hours in a 300 degree oven. I served it like a roast with buttery mashed potatoes and fresh string beans from our garden. It was tender, tasty and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Again, really easy to make. This has been added to my recipe box and I will definitely make this again. Thank you Allrecipes.com. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2019
This was awesome. I added the butter which was a great suggestion. I made this for my friends who hate anything vinegary pickled. They didn't even notice that it had pepperoncini or the juice. They asked for the recipe and were surprised by the ingredients so they made it for me. It was great again. This will be my go-to pot roast forever. Read More
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