Monday, October 25, 2010

Easiest Ever Crock Pot Roast

Today I thought I'd share a great recipe to throw together on busy Fall days. When T and I were first married, I found a great crock pot recipe on the old Southern Living message boards. It seems a tad bit salty to me, but my picky husband practically hovers over the crock pot all day as the roast cooks, so it must be pretty good!

It doesn't get much easier than this...

1/2 cup water
1 packet Italian Dressing Mix
1 packet Ranch Dressing Mix
1 packet Brown Gravy Mix
1 Beef Roast, sized for your crock pot
Mixed vegetables (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower--you can use a bag of the frozen stuff if you're in a hurry)
2-3 potatoes (skins on), cut into hunks. (You can use canned new potatoes if you're in a pinch)

Pour 1/2 cup water into base of crock pot and place roast inside. Pour dressing packets and gravy packet over roast. Cover and cook 4 hours on Low. Add potatoes and vegetables around the roast. Cook another 2 hours on Low. (You'll want to cook the roast for 6-7 hours, total)

(Veggies still frozen in this one, but you get the picture)

I didn't have time to bake bread, and forgot to pick some fresh stuff up at the store, so we settled for (don't judge me!) frozen biscuits. They were not bad.

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  1. Hmmm. . . I never would have thought of adding those dressing mixes to a roast. I'll bet you end up with lots of flavor!

    And I would never judge you for serving frozen biscuits. There's a Pillsbury bag in my freezer right now. :)

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. Sounds delicious and easy - winning combination!

  3. Sounds delicious and easy - winning combination!

  4. I've made this before-delicious-although I do agree on the tad bit salty. I haven't made it in awhile though-thanks for sharing. Looks like a yummy dinner!

  5. yum...sounds good! It's a little different than the roast I usually make. I am going to try this recipe next time. Thanks for sharing!

  6. That looks good!!! I've never heard of adding dressing mix. I might have to try that. Ranch makes everything better, right?

    I made roast last week and my Hubby was like, "Why don't we have bread?" He would've loved frozen biscuits, but I forgot to do any bread at all. Gravy without bread is just tragic for him. HA!

  7. YUM!!! Pot roast is one of V's & my favs!

  8. It's been a while since I did a roast. I'll have to put it on the grocery list.
    Looks yummy!

  9. YUMMY! I love pot roast! I'm saving this one!

  10. That looks fabulous! Thanks for the share!

  11. Oh my gosh! I don't think I have ever made a roast for my husband! Oops! I may have to adapt this recipe for him in November...hmmmmm...where do you think the salty part comes from? I'll have to look for low sodium dressing packets. That might do the trick! Thanks for sharing it with me!

  12. Ooh that looks absolutely scrumptious-so easy too!

  13. Delicious! I will definitely try it. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Now that does look easy! I'd never have thought to add those dressing mixes, wow!

    Confession: I do not own a crock pot. *hanging head in shame* My entire family mocks me for it. Maybe Santa will bring me one.

  15. I think I'm the only person on the planet that doesn't have a crock pot. It appears to be a necessity...especially for yummy winter recipes!

  16. I remember this recipe. Didn't Funmom post it?? I tried it way back when and I remember that Dave loved it. I will have to try it again sometimes soon.

  17. This looks awesome! I will have to try it soon :)

  18. Sounds and looks yummy! I think I will have that for tonight!! Thanks

  19. Looks delish! May just have to try this one!


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