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crock-pot pot roast recipe

It happens every year around the same time.  Late August, when fall teases us with cool morning air, I instantly crave comfort food.  Recipes typically reserved for cold nights under the blankets, I can’t help but get anxious to cook them.  And with me and food, it’s a hard battle to win – I almost always end up at the grocery store looking for ingredients for chili, potato soup, or my husband’s favorite – crock-pot beef pot roast.

I mean, who can really resist a good comfort food recipe?  I hope not many of you.  And who will let the date on the calendar determine the “right” meal to cook?  Ok, I won’t get out the Christmas cookie cutters or anything crazy.  So, on Sunday, I did as expected.  Woke up early, went straight to the grocery store and bought an arm roast.  And by noon, it was in the crock-pot simmering away.

The best part about this recipe – a theme in all the ones I share – is how simple and fast it can be thrown together.  When I say 5 minutes, I am guaranteeing 5 minutes.  Unless you have a malfunctioning can opener, I can’t imagine it taking any longer.  Besides the roast itself, there are three ingredients that get mixed together, thrown on top and the crock-pot does the rest.  The only thing is, make sure to plan ahead, because in order to get the beef to a juicy, fall-apart perfection, this baby cooks for 6-7 hours on low.

About 45 minutes before the roast reaches peak tastiness, I start the potatoes.  Because who can have roast without butter-y, garlic mashed potatoes?  Not me.  Unfortunately, if I tried to give you a recipe for the mashed potatoes I make, they would probably taste awful due to the fact that I never measure anything when it comes to these.  What I can tell is, I use Yukon gold potatoes, butter, milk, minced garlic, garlic salt, Italian seasoning and pepper.  My add a little, taste a little and so-on works pretty well.  Use the milk and butter to get the consistency and then season it from there.  I’m not sure I’ve ever had a bad batch using this highly skilled method.

Serve the roast on top or on the side – whichever you prefer – and dinner is served.

Crock-pot Beef Pot Roast

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Crock-pot Beef Pot Roast

Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 arm roast (about 2 lbs)
  • 1 pkg Good Seasons zesty Italian dry salad dressing
  • 1 pkg aus jus dry mix
  • 1 can beef broth


  1. Mix together beef broth, aus jus and dry salad dressing.

  2. Place arm roast in large crock pot & pour mixture over, coating the roast.

  3. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.

xoxo.  a

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