Photo: Melina Hammer; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Hands-on Time
20 Mins
Total Time
8 Hours 20 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Four-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pot Roast is the perfect dinner solution for your busy schedule. Just toss in the 4 ingredients and let your slow cooker do all the work.

How to Make It

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.

Ratings & Reviews

September 26, 2015
I'm allergic to wheat but don't get bent out of shape about recipes with wheat in them, I just avoid those. If you can't have alcohol then this recipe isn't for you. A review is supposed to help people to know if it is a good recipe or not. 

SusanJ3's Review

January 25, 2014
Love that it had so few ingredients. Different flavor from other slow cooked pot roast, but good. Think the Italian dressing added a different flavor too - but good. I ended up serving it to guest at the last minute- adults and kids. It was well received

JAMES09's Review

January 01, 2014
what is with the beer? or the wine?? or any other alcoholic drink?? I'm an alcoholic & the LAST THING i want in my house is any kind of alcoholic drink.... What can I use instead of beer? if I can not substitute it, then I just will not make it....or I'll start experimenting with different things....

Kat2483's Review

November 30, 2013

donnacliff's Review

February 24, 2014