Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

October 11, 2013Teresa

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast is succulent and mouthwatering. This four-ingredient recipe is so simple and so easy. This entree takes about three minutes to prepare and that’s it! Yes, you heard me right–three minutes! Easy Slow Cooker Pot 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 pot 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. The convenience of making this recipe just can’t be beat. The flavors cook together deliciously, and it’s just perfect served with a Fresh Fruit Salad and Skinny Stuffed Baked Potatoes.

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 Pot Roast (or 3-Packet Pot 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 Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast takes only a few minutes to prepare.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

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 Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot 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.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

These are the three packets you need to make this super easy recipe.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

Pour brown gravy mix into a medium mixing bowl. Add Ranch dressing mix and Italian seasoning mix. I used a zesty Italian mix. Add water. I recommend adding more than just one cup.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

Place roast in a crock pot.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

Add the mixed packet ingredients. Cook in slow cooker for 8-10 hours depending on the size of the roast.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

I cooked my roast about 9 hours. It was very tender.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

To serve: Place meat on a serving platter and carve with knife or electric knife.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

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 Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast is great served with Mashed Potatoes, although I served mine with Skinny Stuffed Baked Potatoes.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

Beef cooked in the crockpot is very tender.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

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)

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Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Marvelous 4-ingredient crockpot recipe that's so quick and easy. It uses dry brown gravy mix, dry Ranch dressing mix, and dry Italian seasoning mix. Perfect dinner for busy days when you don't have a lot of time on your hands to prepare a meal from scratch!
Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Servings
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Servings
Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.
Instructions
  1. Mix seasoning mixes with water.
  2. Place roast in crock pot.
  3. Cover with seasoning mixture.
  4. Cook over low heat about 8-10 hours or until fork pierces through meat easily.
Recipe Notes
NOTE: A smaller 3-lb. roast can be done in about 6-8 hours.
Recipe adapted from All Recipes.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Easy Slow Cooker Beef Roast[/b]
Recipe Type: Beef Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra from Marla Downing, Ovilla Road Baptist Church; Ovilla, TX; source: adapted from [url href=”http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Three-Packet-Slow-Cooker-Roast/Detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Thumb&e11=3%20packet%20beef%20roast&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page” target=”_blank” title=”3 packet slow cooker roast”]Allrecipes.com[/url]
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Marvelous crockpot recipe uses dry gravy mix, dry Ranch dressing mix, and dry Italian seasoning mix. Quick and easy.
Ingredients
  • 7-oz. pkt. dry [url href=”http://www.kraftfoodservice.com/productsandbrands/dressings/goodseasons.aspx” target=”_blank” title=”good seasons”]Good Seasons[/url] Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1-oz. pkt. [url href=”https://www.hiddenvalley.com/” target=”_blank” title=”hidden valley ranch dressing mix”]Hidden Valley[/url] Ranch dressing mix
  • .75-oz. pkt. [url href=”http://www.mccormick.com/” target=”_blank” title=”mccormick seasonings”]McCormick’s[/url] dry brown gravy mix
  • 1-2 cups water
  • 4-lb. Beef sirloin tip roast
Instructions
  1. Mix seasoning mixes with water.
  2. Place roast in crock pot.
  3. Cover with seasoning mixture.
  4. Cook over low heat about 8-10 hours or until fork pierces through meat easily.
Notes
A smaller 3-lb. roast can be done in about 6-8 hours.
Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of the beef with the seasonings on it.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast is a wonderful recipe for a quick and easy dinner for your family or company.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.

Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast is an incredibly easy 4-ingredient recipe that’s easy on the budget yet great on taste!

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Print Recipe
Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Marvelous 4-ingredient crockpot recipe that's so quick and easy. It uses dry brown gravy mix, dry Ranch dressing mix, and dry Italian seasoning mix. Perfect dinner for busy days when you don't have a lot of time on your hands to prepare a meal from scratch!
Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Servings
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 hours
Servings
Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | incredibly easy 4-ingredient #beef pot roast. Also called 3-packet pot roast. Flavorful, delicious & easy since it's made in the #crockpot.
Instructions
  1. Mix seasoning mixes with water.
  2. Place roast in crock pot.
  3. Cover with seasoning mixture.
  4. Cook over low heat about 8-10 hours or until fork pierces through meat easily.
Recipe Notes
NOTE: A smaller 3-lb. roast can be done in about 6-8 hours.
Recipe adapted from All Recipes.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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