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Best Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This is the absolute BEST beef roast I’ve ever had! A healthy take on the famous slow cooker Mississippi Roast, this easy recipe has only four real food ingredients – no dried gravy mixes or packaged seasonings.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword best slow cooker recipes, pot roast, slow cooker
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings


  • 3-4 pound chuck roast from a local farmer if possible
  • 6 1/2 tsp Homemade Ranch seasoning blend double batch of my easy dry mix - click here for the recipe
  • 6 Tbsp pastured butter divided
  • 1 cup homemade beef stock/broth can substitute vegetable or chicken broth, or water

Optional Ingredients

  • 5 Pepperoncini peppers (optional)
  • 3-4 pounds Russet potatoes washed and chopped into large cubes
  • 4 medium carrots peeled and sliced
  • Fresh or dried parsley for garnish


  • Heat 2 Tbsp butter over medium high heat in a saute pan.
  • Rub ranch seasoning into all sides of the roast. When butter begins to bubble, add the roast to the pan. Brown on both sides.*
  • Transfer the browned roast to the slow cooker. Pour beef stock into the saute pan and stir with a wooden spoon to get all those delicious brown bits. Pour the stock over the roast in the slow cooker.
  • Place remaining 4 Tbsp butter on top of the roast.
  • If using Pepperoncini peppers, place them around the roast in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 8 hrs (or high for 2 hrs, then on low for 4 hrs).
  • If using potatoes and carrots, add them during the last 4 hours of cooking.
  • To serve, ladle the juices over the roast and sprinkle with parsley.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge - makes great roast sandwiches the next day!
  • Serves 8


Tips For Making Slow Cooker Beef Roast;

  • *If you don't have time to brown the roast first, just season it and place it directly into the slow cooker with all 6 Tbsp butter and the stock/broth. You may need to add an extra hour to the cook time.
  • Use homemade beef stock/broth for the best flavor. Store homemade broth in the freeze to use in dishes like this whenever you need it.
  • Use the leftovers to make my beef and potato hand pies (cornish pasties) they are so delicious and easy to make or make roast sandwiches with a some horseradish spread on crusty bread.
  • Make sure to use my homemade ranch seasoning, it's simple, full of flavor and has no nasty additives.