This recipe is hands down the best one I’ve ever used, and it’s also the easiest and least expensive. You can prepare this dish in about 10 minutes first thing in the morning and come home from work to a house FILLED with the homey scent of pot roast.
Place the potatoes, carrots, celery and onion in the bottom of a slow cooker.
In a shallow dish (I like to use a pie plate), combine the Ranch mix, Italian mix and gravy mix (I don't usually like using prepackaged mixes when cooking, but these lend SO much flavor to the roast) Coat the chuck roast on all sides with the powdered mixes and place atop the vegetables in the slow cooker.
If you have any leftover powdered mix (and you probably will), just dump it in the slow cooker. Add 1 1/2 cups of water to the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or until the roast is fall-apart tender.