Rancher's Roast

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A while ago we found a great roast beef recipe on Pinterest and it quickly became Stephen's favorite dish. This is our go-to meat dish if we want something quick and delicious.

I do have to say - sorry for the crappy pictures, I took them a while ago and didn't realize how awful they were until I started working on this post. Even though the pictures aren't that great, the meat is super delicious!

- 1, 2-3 lb beef chuck roast
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp canola oil
- 1 (4 oz) package of ranch dressing mix
- 1/2 cup sliced pepperoncinis
- 1/4 cup pepperoncini juice
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 tbsp corn starch
- 1/2 cup sour cream

1. Heat canola oil over medium/high heat. Season roast with salt and sear in hot oil until golden brown. (This step is optional - we stopped doing this because I didn't see much of a difference)

2. Place the roast in the crock pot and sprinkle with dresing mix, pepperoncinis and pepperoncini juice. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3.5-4 hours.

3. Remove the meat from the pot and drain off cooking juices into a sauce pan. Skim the top for excess fat and add 2 cups of beef broth to the mixture. Bring to a boil.

4. Mix 1 tbsp of corn starch with 1/4 cup of cold water in a separate bowl and slowly pour into the boiling mixture. Stir continuously until thickened and remove from heat. Add in the 1/2 cup of sour cream to the mixture and serve over the cooked meat.


  1. My mom used to make this growing up, and it always made the house smell so good! It looks delicious!

  2. I feel like this is right up Derek's alley - I can't wait to show him this -- he's going to want it asap!