Four-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pot Roast


Easy, budget-friendly, and tender, this slow cooker pot roast is a go-to dinner recipe.

Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 20 mins
6 to 8 serves

Southern cooks rely on Crockpot roast when we need to serve something comforting and company-worthy that's also incredibly easy. The absolute easiest way to get roast on the table is with a slow-cooker pot roast recipe.

Don't turn on the oven or stand hours by the stovetop. This pot roast recipe for the slow cooker will get dinner ready for you. This chuck roast recipe is great because it takes a full work day and will be ready the moment you walk in the door.

Four-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pot Roast


Our Four-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pot Roast is the perfect dinner solution for your busy schedule. Just toss in the few ingredients—chuck roast, canola oil, beer, and Italian dressing mix—and let your slow cooker do all the work. Voila! Dinner is served.

There are countless ways to serve this Crockpot roast recipe. Serve it sandwiched between hamburger buns or hoagie rolls, or spoon it over veggies and potatoes for a classic take. Trust us, this easy, inexpensive, delicious dinner will become part of your weeknight recipe repertoire in no time.


  • 1 (3- to 4-lb.) chuck roast, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 (12-oz.) can beer

  • 1 (0.7-oz.) envelope Italian dressing mix


  1. Brown roast in hot oil in a skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes on each side; transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Whisk together beer and dressing mix; pour over roast. Cover; cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours or until tender. Remove roast from slow cooker. Skim fat from sauce; serve with roast.

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