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Three Packet Slow Cooker Roast Recipe
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Three Packet Slow Cooker Roast
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Three Packet Slow Cooker Roast

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"Simple and Easy Roast that has become a family favorite. Goes great with a side of mashed potatoes or over rice!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    6 hrs

    6 hrs 10 mins


  1. Whisk together the water, Italian dressing mix, ranch dressing mix, and brown gravy mix together in a bowl until smooth. Place the beef roast into a slow cooker, and pour the sauce over top.
  2. Cook on Low until the roast is easily pierced by a fork, 6 to 8 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 13, 2010

2 thumbs up! Of all the slow cooker roast recipes I have tried... there have been many due to my hectic schedule, this is by far the easiest and most tasty. I added quartered potatoes and baby carrots to the cooker to complete this meal. The coloring of the veggies due to the packet mixes were inviting. The flavor was exceptional. Thanks for such a keeper killer recipe!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 16, 2011

I made this following recipe exactly and thought it smelled so bad that I wouldn't even eat it. My son tasted it and said it was "ok" but I definitely won't be trying this one again!

May 13, 2010

4 stars for ease of preparation. I have been making versions of this roast for years. It can be made with 1 can beef broth instead of the gravy mix and water; water & gravy- or broth-, and Italian dressing mix; or 2 pkg Italian dressing mix, beef broth -or water & gravy mix-; any combination works. The sodium content will vary with what you end up using. It falls apart so you can easily shred for sandwiches. Also I've made with top or bottom round for less fat. I usually fix mashed potatoes with it and don't salt them. Leftover beef and juices are good for beginnings of soup next day- refrigerate and then skim off the fat that has hardened.

May 18, 2010

My father in law made this same roast. Really good. I always braise the meat before I add it to the crockpot and add a sliced onion or two. Phenom gravy and really good over garlic/rosemary mashed potatoes. NOTE: If the inclination takes, you can use lemon-lime soda instead of the water. Also, if you're pinching pennies, this also works with stew meat.

Sep 29, 2010

Couldn't find Italian packet, so substituted 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing and omitted 1/2 cup of the water to compensate... Delish! I will never make slow cooker roast any other way again.

May 18, 2010

I made this for dinner last night (we were having a potluck kinda thing... I made this beef for sandwiches). I only changed one thing and added another. Instead of water I used beef broth. I added 1 George Killians Irish Red beer in for flavor. Holy Ale this was the most tender beef roast w/incredible flavor! Everyone fell head over heels for this! :) I of course directed them to this site! Always find gems here! :)

Mar 03, 2013

Instead of the water, I use a can of beef broth and add a sliced onion. Truly delicious... my family always goes crazy for this. They like it over egg noodles as opposed to adding taters and I'll usually add carrots to the mix. Great recipe, Kerstin!

Feb 10, 2011

Really easy and the kids loved it. Chuck can be a bit fatty, so I strained the grease out of the "sauce" after cooking and before serving


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  • Calories
  • 610 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 164 mg
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 46 g
  • 71%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 39.1 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 1180 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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