Flavorful Pot Roast Recipe
- 2 boneless beef chuck roasts (2-1/2 pounds each)
- 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
- 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
- 1 envelope brown gravy mix
- 1/2 cup water
- Chopped fresh parsley, optional
- 1. Place the chuck roasts in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressings and gravy mix; stir in water. Pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until tender. If desired, sprinkle with parsley and thicken cooking juices for gravy. Yield: 15 servings.
6 ounce-weight: 142 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 496mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein.
Reviews for Flavorful Pot Roast
"Loved this recipe!!! The only thing that I changed was I substituted with 32 oz of beef broth and added diced golden potatoes with carrots. Excellent recipe."
"We did not like this at all. It was too salty from all the packaged mixes. I will not be making this again."
"My family has enjoyed this dish for years now! Everyone LOVES this meal!"
"carolbrummett, then tweek the recipe to suite your taste buds. and yes, these recipes are by real cooks. have a nice day. :)"
"Delicious as written. But beef broth i/of water even more flavorful."
"This was really good. I only used one roast."
"The best pot roast ever. Have made this many times and you can't beat it for easy and sooooo tasty!"
"Taste of Home use to be real recipes by real cooks. This recipe is terrible. It's full of prepackaged, fake ingredients, artificial colors, artificial flavors, preservatives, way too much salt and is very unhealthy. Do not feed this recipe to your Family. Cook real food."
"Excellent! I added baby potatoes, portabella and button mushrooms for the last 4 hours."
"My wife made this the other night and we all loved it. She doubled the ingredients because she added vegetables to it. Its a keeper for us. Well make again."
"Absolutely the best ever pot roast, get compliments every time I make it and it is so stinking easy to through together!"
"I, too, was a little skeptical about the mixes but this pot roast recipe is wonderful! It was tender, juicy and absolutely delicious! A KEEPER!"
"Move over Lipton Onion soup mix recipe."
"So easy,Wonderful flavor, gravy was great over mashed potatoes!"
"My absolute favorite roast recipe. I have made this so many times. I usually remove the roast at the end and add cornstarch/water to make gravy."
"This was very good and gave great flavor to a very large roast! Will make again."
"Amazing!!! We loved this dish, and it was so easy to make! I used about 3 lbs of pork roast and chuck roast (my mom swears by combining both roasts in a pan). I cooked them in a dutch oven in the oven for an hour at 375, then for about 3 more hours at 300. The meat was so tender and flavorful. I will definitely make this again soon!"
"I used canned beef gravy and it was delicious. I read the shopping list wrong, so I went for it"
"LOVED the flavor but it was toooooo salty."
"Not sure why, but we just didn't like the flavor of this. It does make a lot of gravy, so I understand why mashed potatoes are the suggested side. I added carrots and potatoes to the crock pot, and the flavors just didn't work well together."
"My husband absolutely loves roast this way. His absolute favorite, and mine as well since it is so easy!"
"This is handsdown the best roast recipe I have tried. It is simple, easy and full of flavor. Just the memory of it will make your mouth water."
"I just made this for Sunday dinner it was really good. I put my roast in the oven on 350 degrees for about 3.5 to 4 hours..I came out great. I removed the roast the last 1.5 hours sliced it added some cornstarch to the gravy prior to serving. With some homemade mashed potatoes this is delicious. I would definitely make this again."
"I have made this several times. I use one larger roast instead of two smaller ones. I also put onions, green peppers, and mushrooms in."
"I changed up the seasoning a little based on what I had in the pantry. I used 1 packet of mushroom gravy mix, 1 pack of ranch seasoning, and 1 packet of Lipton's Onion Mushroom soup mix. I also added potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion on top of the roast. It was fantastic!!! I will definitely be making it again. It was so easy and it tastes delicious."
"Great flavor. Moist meat. easy to make. Has become a family favorite!"
"The best roast I have ever had. I have made it 3 times now. I did have to adjust the ingredients for 2, and it is still wonderful."
"Delicious! Enjoyed by the whole family. I added onion, mushrooms and potatoes. Gravy was phenomenal."
"Family loved it!"
"Taste great but only cooked chuck roast for 5 hours on low."
"AMAZING! I used only one chuck roast since there's only 2 of us and omitted the ranch, just because I was a cheapskate at the store. Definitely worth making.~ Theresa"
"This was so easy and tasted pretty good, although it seemed a little too salty. I too, put potatoes, carrots and some onion on the bottom."
"This pot raost was amazing!!! It was so tender and FLAVORFUL! I also thickened the juices to make the gravy. My family of 4 was sad to find out there wasn't enough for seconds. I will double the amount of chuck roast next time for sure, so there is enough for seconds. I added carrots, potatos and onion to mine! Mm. Mm. MMMmm!"
"Very good. A little on the tangy side from the Italian dressing, which I enjoy, but if you have family members who do not just use a half a packet or less of Italian dressing. I usually uuse a 4 pound roast so I just do two of Ranch, 2 of brown gravy, and 1 of italian dressing in a cup of water. When i thinken the juices for gravy I just add some corn starch or flour to some cold waterbefore I mixit in to the juices to avoid lumps. The best part is it is so easy yet tastes so good."
"My family said this was the best roast I have ever made! I used a 3.5 lb roast and layered onions, carrots and new potatoes (cut in half) underneath the meat. For me, it took the full cooking time."
"One of our favorite recipes!"
"I sprinkled the roast with salt and pepper, then rolled in flour and put on top of carrots, onion, and a potato and let sit on low for 10 hours. Great recipe!"
"This is one of my go-to recipes! The flavor is awesome!!"
"Fantastic and easy..I almost got the wrong size brown gravy envelope..got the smaller one and threw vegetables in and everything was fine, i don't like salty and it wasn't.."
"So disappointing. NOT GOOD AT ALL! Threw it all out."
"I didn't have dry salad dressing envelopes in the pantry, so I used bottled Zesty Italian and Ranch dressing -about 1/2 cup apiece, with a jar of savory beef gravy. Carrots in the pot with it and about six and a half hours cook time - only did one potroast of about 3 lbs - just delicious and enough gravy to throw over rice. Great recipe!!"
"how old was your dog?"
"Made it tonight and everyone loved it. It's easy, didnt over or undercook and tasted great. I added some carrots and potatoes about 4 hrs into it. Then from the suggestion of another member, added cornstarch to thicken the liquid to use as gravy."
"Great Pot Roast Recipe. Pot Roast is not usually a favorite with my husband & I, but this recipe really appealed to us. Hubby kept complimenting me all night. Very tender, juicy, & tasty! I cooked it with potatoes, onions, & carrots. I also used bit more water, about 3/4 cup. Brought back memories of my Mom's Pot Roast when she made it in a pressure cooker."
"Let me get this straight you use 3 packages of mixes but only 1/2 cup of water? That just makes a paste right, it does not seem like that is enough fluid."
"Seasonings overpowered the taste of the roast"
"This recipe is an absolute keeper. I've made it many times since I found it on the website and it's a huge family favorite."
"The whole family loved this one!"
"The family loved this. Will make again."
"This recipe definitely lives up to its name. However i'd like to try it with sirloin tips next time. I did add a normandy veggie mix to this towards the end of cooking. I served it with loaded mashed potatoes and the fam loved it"
"The flavor was very very good but I over cooked it :( 6 hours in my slow cooker was to long. Would have been very yummy with mashed potatoes!"
"Popnmin-yes you can add vegetable to this recipe,When i make it I add the vegetables on the bottom and then the roast.This also makes a good gravy,to thicken it up some up can add a little cornstratch to some water and add it."
"Very easy recipe! I make regularly for my family. I add a bag of carrots and make sure to make mashed potatoes for this one!"
"this had a good flavour but using pkg. dressing mixes not a good idea as i read the ingr. and has way too much sodium and chemicals not good for you better to go make your own route."
"This is delicious. I made this for some picky company and they even asked for the recipe!"
"I made this the first time for company, an they loved it lol even took some to work cold a keeper"
"My whole family LOVES this recipe! I make it at least once a month. I add either baby carrots or chunks of carrots to it...that's my favorite part! I let the carrots cook the entire. @popnmim...you can add potatoes, too, but I prefer to make creamed potatoes to go with it. : )"
"I am an old man learning to cook for myself and wife. Don't know much and depend on Taste of Home to keep me straight.Can you add vegetables to this, when and how many?"
"One of the best pot roast I have made and will make again from now on!!!"
"Amazing flavor and so easy! The only roast recipe for my family from now on."
"A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! My whole family loved this recipe. From now on, I won't be making my roast any other way! Sooo good."
"We have made this over and over again -my husband pulls it with a fork when it is done. One of the easiest recipes and one of the best! I even purchased Ranch Dip mix by accident and it's just as good!"
"One of my favorites to make when serving a pot roast"
"I agree with Carrie -- I won't make roast any other way! I cut the recipe in half for my family and save the other half of the dressing and sauce mixes in a Ziploc bag so they'll be ready for the next time!"
"Although this is delicious just the way it's shown, I find we like it even better with a can of cream of mushroom soup stirred into the sauce. This increases the gravy and gives it a nice creamy texture. It has a delicious flavor prepared this way."
"easy and tasty - This is a truly amazing recipe! My only complaint is that there wasn't enough!"
"Truly excellent. I will not make a roast any other way now. I do up the water to one cup so there is more gravy."
"This was super easy, flavorful and tender."
"it was delicious and my boyfriend just asked me to make it again for the 3rd time..i was afraid to try the vegetables due to the comments but i'm going to try them and see how they come out after the last comment said they were fine"
"Even though some reviewers said it was too salty, I decided to make it as it was written (FYI the env. of ranch dressing mix I used was 1 oz, the env. of Italian salad dressing mix was 0.7 oz. and the env. of brown gravy mix was 0.87 oz. (The brands I used are well known). After pouring the mixure over the meat, I added cut potates and carrots on top (many reviewers suggested adding these vegetables). IT CAME OUT PERFECT AND NOT SALTY AT ALL! My husband rated it EXCELLENT!"
"So easy and so delicious!"
"Amazing is all I have to say! I just used a large 5 lb roast instead of the 2 smaller ones. I also threw it in the crock pot frozen and put it on high for about an hour and then down to low for 6 hours and it was great. And don't forget about the gravy it makes! Wow and all of our dinner guests (5 people) loved it too!"
"very good roast, but mine was VERY salty. I don't know which of the powdered mixes made it so salty, but other then that is was very flavorful. I think the brown gravy mix may have been the culprit."
"it was good - but very salty. won't make it this way again because of the sodium content, not because of the flavor."
"Very Very good! Even my mother in law who is a VERY tough critic loved it."
"absolutely delicious flavor and so tender it practically melts in your mouth. definitely a winner."
"Roast beef can some times be boring, but not this recipe. Excellent."
"This was amazing - I will only make pot roast this way from now on!"
"So easy and truly EXCELLENT. My 3 year old asked for 3rd helpings and my husband told me it was the best meat he has ever eaten. I can honestly say I don't think I would make a pot roast any other way after this! I did up the water to one cup for more gravy. Delicious."
"We enjoyed this recipe as written the first few times I made it. Last time I added a can of Cream of Mushroom soup and it was even tastier. It adds flavor and makes a creamier gravy."
"EXCELLENT and simple recipe. I also added potatoes and carrots to make it a complete dinner. My husband loved it and is already requesting it again."
"I made this once and now my family wants this all the time! it is wonderful!!!! a must try!!!!! thank you for this recipe!!!"
"My husband still hasn't stopped talking about how great this is! I only cooked 1 roast and my husband had 3/4 of it by himself. One of my sons had the other 1/4 and the 2nd son, daughter & I had none since there was none left. Usually roast sits in the fridge for days leftover so I expected the same result. Not with this recipe. I may have to buy a couple more crockpots to keep up with the demand."
"I'm not a big meat-eater, but this roast was fabulous! I used a three pound roast and threw in carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms. The roast was extremely tender and juicy. I can't wait to make it again."
"Excellent recipe. This was so delicious! I kept forgetting to buy the ranch mix at the store, so I just used more Italian with the gravy and it was still great. Next time I will try it with the ranch."
"made this last night and all i can say is YUMMY. served it with mashed potatoes and what a meal. even my picky eater loved it. this is definitely a keeper!"
"This was very flavorful, one of the best pot roasts we ever had. Added carrot, potatoes and some onion. Next time will thicken the juices some."
"So simple and yet so tasty! I'll make this again and again."
"I am making this for the 2nd time. Love it, Love it, Love it. Simple but wonderful."
"I have tried pot roast several times over the years. The dogs usually enjoy it. To bad there was none left for them this time. This was excellent! I WILL be making this again,"
"I've been making this recipe for years, I found the recipe in a newspaper grocery circular and shared it with family and friends, many times and we all love it."
"Served this to guests and everyone raved about it! I served it with boiled red potatoes and a salad.....enough said....a great complete meal!"
"I have a smaller crockpot, so just used a 3 lb roast. Added new potatoes,celery,baby carrots & onions. DELICIOUS! And I'm just learning to cook, but husband & I both agree this is a definite keeper!"
"Super easy to make and great taste. I did add some vegetables to mine and they came out very salty. I guess that's why this recipe does not call for any vegetables. The meat was perfect (not too salty)."
"This is a super easy recipe, and now is my family's favorite potroast."
"This recipe is so flavorful. I have made thisseveral times already.I have added potatoesand carrots at the beginning of cooking."
"Incredibly simply and tastes amazing!"
"I have never been much on beef roast, I just didn't like the taste of it. The only use I had for a beef roast was to cook and shred it to make vegetable soup. I have to admit the combination of the dressings just didn't sound like they went with roast, but after reading all the reviews I wanted to try it. Boy am I glad I did!!!!!!!!!!! I was still skeptical even as I mixed the packets together to pour over the meat. But one taste put all skepticism to rest. I made gravy from the juices and it was delicious. I've even thought of other ways I can use this combination of seasonings for other beef dishes. Thanks so much for sharing."
"I've made a lot of different pot roast recipes, but this is by far the family favorite. It has so much flavor. It's now the only recipe I use."
"This was delicious!!! The meat was so moist and tender, it was falling apart. I added carrots and potatoes in with it and they were just as tasty. This will be a regular on our menu!"
"This was also posted on this bb at least 5 years ago.Subject: DIE FOR crockpot ROAST!!!!!
Posted by: Cubbybear Replies: 15 Posted on: 1/13/2003 11:52:02 AM
DIE FOR CROCK POT ROAST
1 beef roast, large enough to fit in your crockpot
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
1 pkg. brown gravy mix
1 pkg. Italian dressing mix
1/2 C. warm water
Place roast in crockpot. Mix all three envelopes and
sprinkle on top of roast. Pour water in the bottom of the
crockpot. Cover and cook on low 6 to 7 hours.
Note: Can use half of seasoning packages without
jeopardizing the taste. Also you can add more water at
end for more gravy
"Tried this recipe tonight and the gravy was much too salty for me. Will do again but with a low sodium Italian dressing."
"Made this tonight for a date.... with some adjustments. I used either top round or bottom round roasts (not sure which.... my butcher cut it for me. I added six chopped smallish red potatoes, 4 carrots cut into 1/2 inch pieces, a sliced stalk of celery and a few Tbsp. Minced garlic and a sliced onion. I added 1/2 cup red cooking wine as well. I also thickened it with a slurry of flour and water. It turned out delicious. The only thing I would do differently is leave out the onion. For some reason, I am not too pleased with the taste of onions in all the slow cooker recipes I have tried. This is delicious though. I sliced up one of the roasts and have it keeping warm in the gravy, and the other I set aside in my fridge."
"This recipe is the same as To Die For crockpot roast on recipezaar.com"
"I loved this potpoast but I need to know if the calories for 6oz is correct (142)? I am on a diet. Thank you"
"Really good, very simple!"
"This was in an issue many years ago. I make it all the time, my family loves it. I cook noodles separtely and put some of the great juices over it.YUM!!! My husband and the kids love it. So easy."
"I have not made this pot roast but have made others and placed carrots, cut up potatoes, and onions on bottom with pot roast on top. I probably would add some more liquid to this one, at least another 1/2 cup."
"Can you add potatoes and carrots and or other vegitables to this potroast with only about condiments or do you need to add more liquid?"
"I live alone and I'm a big fan of this pot roast. The leftovers make a great veriety of dishes."
"I am not a big pot roast fan, but my dad made this and gave me some and me and my husband loved it. It is now a staple in our house. Plus I LOVE how simple it is."
"I added the potato,carrot,and onion too and this meal had amazing flavor! I will definetly be making this again!!! Thank you!"
"Wow, this is really good. My kids loved it and I shared it with co-workers who indicated their families liked it as well. i did add potatoes, onions and carrots as suggested making it a full meal. Thank you."
"So I lost the packet of ranch I bought the other day; thus, I used the italian, onion soup packet, ranch in a bottle, and gravy packet. I threw half a bag of baby carrots on top, and 2 hrs later some quartered red potatoes. It was AMAZING!!! Thought I was crazy mixing ranch and italian on pot roast but don't be fooled. COMES OUT PERFECT!!!"
"This is outrageously good and easy. You really should try this, as all I have shared it with wind up making it more than once. Not only is the roast very flavorful it makes very good gravy as well. A WINNER!"
"I found this recipe to be VERY salty, with the flavor of the marinade overpowering the meat. I think I'll keep looking... -LCofNC"