Easy Pot Roast Recipe

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This easy pot roast recipe is the perfect Sunday dinner, and it won't take a lot of preparation to make. Simply put the beef chuck roast in the slow cooker in the morning on low, and dinner will be ready in 7 to 8 hours. This crockpot pot roast recipe turns out a roast that is tender and flavorful. You can enjoy this crock pot meal idea as is, or you can use it for other recipes. If there are any leftovers, you can use the beef for burritos or sandwiches during the week. It's not always easy to cook the perfect roast recipe, but slow cookers seem to work every time, the combination of the seasonings and the long, slow cooking duration makes for one of the most tender roast beef recipes you'll try. This simple crock pot recipe idea will free up your day and allow you to get other things done.

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Nutrition Facts for: Easy Pot Roast Recipe from Lil' Luna

Ingredients: Beef chuck roast, water, brown gravy mix, Hidden Valley dry mix, Italian dry mix.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings.

* Per Serving:Calories 433, Calories from Fat 134, Total Fat 14.9g 23%, Saturated Fat 5.5g 27%, Cholesterol 204mg 68%, Sodium 587mg 24%, Potassium 922mg 26%, Carbohydrates 1.1g 0%, Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%, Sugars 0.2g, Protein 69.0g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1%, Iron 238%

Thank you to Kristyn for sharing this simple crock pot recipe for easy pot roast on the "Lil' Luna" recipe site. This is just one of the crock pot meal ideas you will find on the recipe site. You will also find breakfast ideas, appetizer recipes, bread, dessert recipes, drinks, main dish, salad recipes, soups, side dish recipes and so much more. **

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