Sunday, September 30, 2012

Savory Crock Pot Roast

Pot Roast is always a favorite Sunday dinner at our
 house. I have several crock pot roast recipes.
This one is so easy and delicious.
Just 3 ingredients along with the pot roast.
It  makes a well seasoned, tender roast.
 It makes lots of flavorful brown gravy.
It makes everybody happy!
Rub the mixes on each side of the meat. Add 
 water to about halfway around roast. 
Cover and cook on low about 8 hours.
That's it! 
Now wait for your house to smell wonderful!
 We like it with mashed potatoes and a vegetable. 
It's a lick your plate clean dinner!
You could also add cut-up potatoes, carrots and
 onions to the pot at the beginning of cooking.

Savory Crock Pot Beef Pot Roast
3-5 pounds chuck pot roast
1 pkg. brown gravy mix
1/2 pkg. Italian dressing mix
1/2 pkg. Ranch dressing mix
1/2-1C water
Place the beef in the crock pot and sprinkle with
the gravy mix and about 1/2 of each package
of the Italian and Ranch dressing mixes. 
No need to measure. Turn meat and rub 
on both sides. Add water around the 
meat to submerge it about halfway, 
(1/2C - 1C). Cover and cook on
low for 8 hours until fork tender. 



  1. Rita I just put this in the crock pot to have for dinner tonight. It sounds delicious. I'm going to add some carrots and onions in a bit and also make mashed potatoes later. When I went grocery shopping yesterday the butcher was putting out fresh cut chuck roasts...and they were on sale - so I had to try this.
    thanks again!

  2. You know, I've never used a crock pot, but when I see recipes like this - it certainly makes me want to run out and buy one. Looks delish! thanks for sharing, liz

  3. Rita, I think maybe your email got hacked, I got some weird realty spam from your address...might wanna check on it and perhaps change your password.
    I know it's not really from you so no worries, it happens a lot.

  4. I stopped eating meat about 15
    years ago and your photos and
    recipe makes me want to cook
    a roast... it looks so good!
    Really, I get the urge to eat
    beef about once a year and it's
    something I can't get
    I know the Mr. would love me if
    I made this.. maybe for his
    birthday but then I'll have to
    get a crock pot..
    Thanks for sharing

    1. Lucky guy to get a pot roast on his birthday and all.

  5. I made this roast yesterday. SOOO good. I have made a tender roast in the crock pot before, and I've made some with good flavor (but sadly, not as tender). This was perfect! This will be my recipe from now on. Everyone loved it. I seared my roast prior to putting on the spices and putting it in the crock pot. My 3.5# roast was to 195º after 7 hours, but it falls apart with a fork. Yummy!

  6. We cant get brown gravy mix in a package. .what else do you suggest?

  7. Packet gravy is usually in the chili packet isle. if you can't find it try just adding two beef bullion cubes.

  8. Made this recipe today & my house smells amazing!!!! It taste as great as it smells!! I did use 3 pkgs of brown gravy with a pack of ranch & Italian dressing w/ 3 cups of watet. I also added some Montreal Steak seasoning!!!! This will be my GO TO pot roast recipe!!!!

  9. I found this recipe on pinterest & made it for dinner tonight. I'm sorry, but this recipe was not very good :( the roast was not tender at all & I didn't end up w a "gravy". I followed it exact.. I used a 4 lb boneless chuck pot roast. Is yours bone-in? Could that be the problem? All pulix had was boneless. Maybe 8 hrs is too long or too short? Idk, but it was not a hit :(

  10. Probably the best tasting crock pot beef recipe I've ever cooked.

  11. The seasoning packets contain MSG or yeast extract is another way of saying MSG. I'll substitute with safer seasonings. Looks delicious.

  12. I made this tonight and it was fantastic..I mixed all 3 packets together then spread on beef..eyeballed 1/2 cup water,little over,took another packet of beef gravy and added it..dash of soy sauce, and chopped onion(optional).My husband went back for 2 helpings. Will make this again.

  13. can I use Italian seasoning in place of Italian dressing mix, and mushroom gravy in place of brown gravy? can't wait to make this on Sunday!

  14. Yes you can! It's a flexible recipe. Hope you enjoy it.
    It's soooo good.

  15. In the crockpot right now, can't wait. Having mashed potatoes and a veggie with it.

  16. Is that a Longaberger basket I see on the table?? I have a collection that started in the mid 80's.

    1. Yes it is! I've been an (addict) um...collector just as long. You'll see lots of basket pics on my other blog, MAY DAYS. Click on the link on the > side bar to visit there. Thanks!

  17. My family loved it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  18. What do you do with the leftovers?

  19. For those who are cooking challenged, I would add: pat the meat dry, mix all 3 packets together then dry rub them into the roast. I made a really big mess!! I'm sure this recipe will save me, though!! Thanks.

  20. This dish is one of our families favorites! I love that my boys think their mom is one of (if not the) BEST COOK EVER because of how good this was. I guess I forgot to mention that I had seen your recipe and that the crock pot did most of the cooking. ;-) Thank you for sharing. God bless!

  21. can I use a sirloin tip roast in this recipe

  22. I made this today and my family LOVED IT.. Sadly no leftovers! Lol I love when they love what I make! Thanks for this.

  23. Can this be cooked an in an instant pot pressure cooker?

  24. I made my own dry Italian dressing mix because I can never find it in the store. How much do you think half a package would be?

  25. Useful article, thank you for sharing the article!!!

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