I've made slow cooker pot roasts for 30+ years, and this honestly was the best I ever made. I made my own scratch dry Italian dressing and brown gravy mixes to cut down on the sodium, and didn't use much salt on the meat, and it was plenty flavorful. I keep a jar of Ranch dressing mix in the cupboard and it has sodium in it. 3T of that equaled 1 oz. I did add a splash of red wine and Worcestershire sauce after reading other reviews. I also threw in some baby new potatoes and a few pieces of celery and a chopped garlic clove with the baby carrots for flavor. After 8 hours my 2 1/2 pound chuck roast was perfectly fork tender, so much that I had to be careful removing it from the crock as it was about falling apart. The gravy was amazing, looking forward to leftovers today. DH said 'whatever you did to this roast, remember how you did it'...lol. Great recipe, don't let those dry mixes scare you off, just be aware if you use store bought, there will be more salt than if you whip up your own.
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I've made slow cooker pot roasts for 30+ years, and this honestly was the best I ever made. I...