The Best Slow Cooker Pot Roast

It’s been awhile since I’ve used my slow cooker. I used to use it all the time. Being that we have been very busy lately, I knew that before the kids went back to school from Christmas break, I wanted to make a slow cooker pot roast for us to enjoy as a family. Family time is so important to me. My biggest dream, not even joking, is for us to sit down and have dinner as a family every night. However, with the kids sports schedule and my husbands work schedule, that just doesn’t happen.

The Best Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

slow cooker pot roast


  • 4 lb Roast
  • 1 Ranch Packet
  • 1 Beef Stew Packet (I used this gluten free one)
  • 1/2 cup of Butter
  • 4 large Yellow Hot Peppers


  1. Place your 4 lb roast in the slow cooker.
  2. Pour the Ranch packet and the Beef Stew packet on to the top of the roast.
  3. Place the yellow hot peppers on and around the roast. I cut mine in half. Since I used jarred hot peppers, I poured a little bit of the hot pepper liquid in the slow cooker.
  4. Put the stick of butter on top of the roast.
  5. Cover your slower cooker and cook on low for 7 1/2 hours.

*My recipe was adapted from this recipe.

Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe, 6-Quart (33969A)Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe, 6-Quart (33969A)

This was THE BEST slow cooker pot roast I have ever made. Both kids devoured it and after just one bite, my husband asked me to make it again soon. In fact, he has been eating leftovers of it all week. It tasted good the first night, but tasted even better leftover!

If you are not a fan of spicy foods, do not fear this recipe! The hot peppers did not make the roast spicy at all. It simply added a very nice flavor to the entire dish! This slow cooker pot roast recipe is one that you will be making over and over. It’s that good!


  1. Dang that couldn’t be any easier could it? It looks fantastic and I love the special ingredients you use! I am a butter fanatic! Seriously like addicted and I love that you used it in your recipe! The yellow peppers are a nice addition too! Totally making this!

  2. I have always wanted to try making roast this way but I was afraid it would be too spicy. I am glad to hear that it is not. I like the idea of adding a ranch packet. I bet it adds lots of flavor.

  3. I read in Gourmet magazine once (in fact they were absolutely adamant) that when making a roast, one should buy their meat from a supermarket, and not a fancy butcher shop, where the meat is often too lean and becomes dry when cooked. I, ever the rebel, and eager to part ways with my hard-earned money, have never listened and buy lovely and dearly priced grass-fed organic ones with a good marbling of fat and regret nothing. ps: Making a roast in the slow-cooker is my favorite way to cook them. x

  4. I remember my grandmother used to make a delicious roast that I would love to have again. This looks like that one a lot and I think I will have to give it a go! I bet my family would enjoy it as much as I remember enjoying it. I am always looking for new recipes so this is perfect for us!

  5. I looooove having a slow cooker specially when I want to whip up meals for a whole week. I’m actually on the market for one so I’ll be definitely checking the Hamilton one. Thanks for sharing this!

  6. Slow cookers are an absolute blessing to have in your household. The amount of times I have been able to prep a meal and throw it all together and not check on it until it’s done is a time-saver.

  7. If this recipe were any easier, someone else would be cooking it for me! LOL. I can’t wait to try it.

  8. That sounds as delicious as it is easy. I love the addition of the hot peppers. Until I moved to the southwest, I never cooked with them, but now I can’t live without them.

  9. Anything that goes in the slow cooker or instant pot is a win over here. We LOVE Pot Roast. It’s so easy to make, but I hardly ever make it!

  10. This sounds amazing!! Pinning to try for my family, soon. 🙂

  11. Slow cooked is really there only way to enjoy good meat. This recipe is so tasty and bursting with flavor.

  12. We don’t eat meat anymore but I used to make pot roast all the time. My grandma had a special recipe that was so yummy!

  13. This is such a convenient way to cook pot roast. Those flavor packets you used seem like a wonderful way to infuse the meat.

  14. That sounds like a delicious pot roast recipe. I love using my slow cooker so I will def going to try your recipe soon.

  15. Gemille Sleweon says

    Slow cookers/crockpots are probably one of my favorite kitchen appliances. I’m in my final year of college and often get very busy with school and work. I love that i can just toss stuff into my crockpot and go about my day not worrying about stopping to buy something to eat. So convenient!

  16. I don’t know what I would do without my slow cooker! Our meal options are now endless!

  17. I love a good pot roast recipe and this one sounds so yummy!! I have been meaning to make something in my crock pot, LOL!

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