Best Pot Roast Recipe

There is an old story about a father who asks his three daughters how much they love him. There are several versions, but it goes something like this: One answers, “As I love my life.”. The next answers, “Better than anything in the world.”. The third answers (I really like this girl), “as meat loves salt.”. He doesn’t like the answer of the third daughter, and throws her out. After a series of events, she serves her father a meal in disguise. She makes sure none of the meat has any salt. He complains that the food tastes awful and inquires what is the matter with the meat? She replies, it has not been salted. He then begins to cry, because for the first time, he understands that the third daughter loved him best. She then reveals herself, and they are happily reunited.

That girls knows her food. She is not kidding. Meat does love salt. Especially beef. And this recipe for pot roast has just the right amount of salt and seasonings. Crock pot meals are so nice aren’t they? When I walk in the door after a busy day to the smell of something in the slow cooker, it is such a relief. (I love my crockpot and this is the one that I love!)

This is the type of meal you can count on to satisfy. Better than a Snicker’s bar. Although that would make a great dessert if you are in a hurry. This terrific recipe from You’re Too Crafty is a busy day lifesaver.

Show your family you love them like meat loves salt by making this easy 5 ingredient pot roast. They will understand when they taste it.

If you love Crock Pot cooking for tender meat you should also try Mississippi Roast or Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast.

This Pin Rocks!

Best Pot Roast Recipe
  • McCormicks slower cooker Savory Pot Roast season packet
  • An Au Jus packet
  • A Can of Pepsi (we use Coke because we always have coke in our house)
  • And Boneless Chuck Roast - Mine was a 3-4 lb roast.
  • and your crock pot
  1. Mix one cup water and the Savory Pot Roast season packet.
  2. Place meat in slow cooker and pour mixture over top of roast.
  3. Add the can of Pepsi or Coke.
  4. Cook for 8 hours on low or 4 hours on high.
  5. Just before serving sprinkle Au Jus packet over the top (I preferred the Aus Ju mixed in with the liquid. It made a nice gravy.).
  6. Slice and serve.

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  1. Wow, that pot roast looks spectacular! Thank you for sharing on Simple Supper Tuesday.

  2. If you say it’s good, I trust you! You haven’t steered me wrong yet…no pun intended! (steer…beef recipe…lol!) I’m trying to pin this but Pinterest is acting all weird again! But I’ll keep trying! Thanks again for another great pin test!

  3. [email protected] Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says:

    What a great story! And I have to say that this looks amazingly GOOD!!!!

  4. Jessica T says:

    Do you think that I can replace the coke with beef broth or beer??

    • This is a really versatile recipe, Jessica. I think those substitutions would work well. I would love to hear how it turns out for you. Good luck and enjoy.

  5. Would a rump roast work with this recipe?

    • Absolutely, Sonya! Chuck roast will be a little more tender because a rump roast is more lean, but it will still taste delish! Enjoy.

  6. I was looking for an easy recipe for tomorrow night. I already picked up the meat so just need to get the packets on the way home and a family side of Bob Evans mash potatoes. I’ll do like you and mix both packets together then make some gravy from the broth.. Yes!!!

  7. What pound roast would be preferable for this recipe? I have a teeny tiny roast I need to do something with (under one lb) was thinking about using this recipe but cutting back the packets to using a quarter to a half and half the can of coke.

    • I think mine was a 3-4lb roast, Crystal. So cutting back on amounts should be just great. Good luck!

      • thanks for the reply! I went ahead and bought another roast to go with this so it will be around 2 lbs together so just scale seasoning back a little and it should be great :) I am going to be assembling freezer meal bags and this recipe sounded great! Needed something fast easy and obviously tasty!

  8. Mary Hodges says:

    Love me some pot roast and this looks freat! Diet Coke works? I see the diet in your picture, but the recipe doesn’t really say…

  9. Hi! Thank you for sharing such an awesome recipe. I was wondering if you had ever tried adding veggies? Like potatoes or celery and carrots.

    • I have not tried adding veggies, but think it would be a welcome addition. I would put them in low, around the roast. They tend to take longer to cook, and make sure your roast is not sitting on top of the liquid. If the roast is above the liquid, it will dry out. Let me know how it goes!

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