You will love the ease of preparing this tasty roast beef dinner. This recipe will take you about three minutes to prepare and that’s it! Yes, you heard me right–three minutes! Easy Slow Cooker Beef Roast is made with a packet of McCormick’s dry gravy mix, Good Seasonings Italian dressing mix, and Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix, plus water! Mix the seasonings with the water and pour over top of your roast in the crockpot and let it do it’s own thing! At the end of the day you have a delicious beef roast with very little effort to show for it!
Back in the summer when I was serving brunch to our Vacation Bible School workers, one of the gals who worked with me in the kitchen every day, Marla Downing, recommended I try this really super easy 3-packet beef roast recipe sometime. So I did. She was right. This recipe can’t be beat for simplicity, convenience, and quickness. If you are a fan of Ranch dressing you will love this recipe. Marla sent me the link from allrecipes.com and I finally got around to making it a couple of weeks ago. Now, this isn’t the healthiest recipe as far as that goes. There’s a lot of junk in these packages of convenience we cook with! And I hope to make a healthier version of this in the future. But I wanted to try out Marla’s recipe as it was written the first time before tinkering with it. That will come in the future.
If you need a super quick and easy recipe for dinner that you can make up in three minutes before you are out the door for work, then this is that recipe! The beef comes out very tender and flavorful. I would recommend that you add additional water to increase the sauce a little bit. But that’s up to your discretion. Easy Slow Cooker Beef Roast is a winner if you need quick and easy. Serve with a side of Mashed Potatoes and there’s plenty of gravy with the roast to serve on top of both! Yum.
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Roast takes only a few minutes to prepare.
This roast is seasoned with dry gravy mix, dry Italian seasoning mix, and dry Ranch dressing mix. The flavors permeate the beef after being cooked in this sauce all day.
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Roast is a recipe you need to have if you’re ever in a pinch and only have a few minutes to prepare something for dinner.
Here’s what I did.
These are the three packets you need to make this super easy recipe.
Pour brown gravy mix into a medium mixing bowl.
Add Ranch dressing mix.
Add Italian seasoning mix. I used a zesty Italian mix.
Add water. I recommend adding more than just one cup.
Place roast in a crock pot.
Add the mixed packet ingredients.
Cook in slow cooker for 8-10 hours depending on the size of the roast.
I cooked my roast about 9 hours. It was very tender. To serve: Place meat on a serving platter and carve with knife or electric knife.
This roast was one that was more conducive to cutting with a knife where some chuck roasts just fall apart and you are better off breaking the meat apart with a fork.
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Roast is great served with Mashed Potatoes, although I served mine with Skinny Stuffed Baked Potatoes.
Beef cooked in the crockpot is very tender. This roast is very flavorful due to the seasoning packets.
Here’s the recipe.
EASY SLOW COOKER BEEF ROAST
(Recipe given to me by Marla Downing, Ovilla Road Baptist Church, Ovilla, TX; source: adapted from allrecipes.com)
- Mix seasoning mixes with water.
- Place roast in crock pot.
- Cover with seasoning mixture.
- Cook over low heat about 8-10 hours or until fork pierces through meat easily.
- NOTE: A smaller 3-lb. roast can be done in about 6-8 hours.
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of the beef with the seasonings on it.
This is a wonderful recipe for a quick and easy dinner for your family or company.