Easy 3 Step Crockpot Roast

Seriously, the easiest. This crockpot roast is the comfort food you are craving without the hassle of standing over a stove all day. Make a big batch now, and freeze smaller portions for later.

For some reason I hate when other people label their recipes as “dump recipes.” It usually involves some form of condensed soup, chicken breast, and cream cheese. The thought of it just grosses me out personally. It is partly because of the ingredients, but in my mind the words dump and delicious just don’t vibe.

However, here I am to tell you this truly is a dump recipe.

What To Dump

All you have to do is throw all of the ingredients in the crockpot and let it do its thing. Per usual, you can make this recipe as extra as you want, or as low energy as you want. Regardless, this roast will leave even the pickiest of eaters satisfied!

ingredients to make crockpot roast

I prefer to use a chuck roast, because it usually comes out more tender. However, a rump roast would also work here too. There are a few key ingredients that you can not swap in this roast recipe.

  1. Ranch Seasoning Packet
  2. Italian Dressing Packing
  3. Brown Gravy Mix

You can come at me about the preservatives and sodium in these pre-made seasonings. I’m not perfect, and this just makes it too easy. However, if you are more sensitive to the ingredients you can mix your own ranch and Italian seasonings. I found a gluten free brown gravy mix at my local Whole Foods, but you may be able to find a brand at your grocery store.

I combine the 3 seasoning packets with a cup or so of beef broth. You can also sub water here, I think beef broth adds more depth and flavor. It is a staple I always have on hand. I whisk them all together first, then pour it over the roast in the crockpot. If you want to be extra, you can sear your roast on each side first before putting in the crockpot. To me, that is just one more dish and extra step when I personally can’t tell the difference.

Time For The Crockpot To Shine

The next step is to add whichever veggies you want. I typically go with mushrooms, carrots, and peas. That is ALWAYS Chance’s request because it is nostalgic for him. I have added potatoes before as well. Another option that makes this a “dump” meal is using canned veggies. You can easily throw in canned carrots, potatoes, and peas. I’d just save the peas for the end so they don’t get too soggy.

Once everything is in the bathtub, give it a good stir and set the crockpot to low for 8 hours. I usually just leave it alone, set it and forget it type thing. However, it does smell really good and Chance can’t stay away from it. He will end up giving it a good stir here and there trying his best to get a taste.

By the end of your 8 hours, the roast will be incredibly tender that you can break it apart with a spoon. It comes out so juicy and tender. I’ve served it over rice, cauliflower rice, and even quinoa before. A 2-3lb roast likely yields about 6-8 servings. I usually pack up whatever fits in my biggest pyrex, then freeze the rest.

You really cannot go wrong with this recipe. You definitely won’t mess up your expensive piece of meat and it is well worth its money providing multiple meals.

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literally “dump” and go

The Easiest Crockpot Roast

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time:8 hours Total time:8 hours Servings:8 servings Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


This crockpot roast is the comfort food you are craving without the hassle of standing over a stove all day. Make a big batch now, and freeze smaller portions for later.



  1. Place chuck roast in crockpot
  2. Whisk 3 seasoning packets into beef broth until dissolved and pour over roast.
  3. Add desired vegetables in crock pot. Save peas for the last hour.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours.


  • Canned vegetables can be substituted for fresh
  • Water can be substituted for broth
Keywords:comfort food, easy roast, crockpot meals

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