Reviews for Three Packet Slow Cooker Roast
So simple and delicious! My husband would have it once a week!
I TRIED THIS RECIPE BECAUSE IT LOOKED WONDERFUL AND WAS VERY EASY TO MAKE..................BUT........... IT IS TOO SALTY...SO I WILL BE LOOKING FOR A SIMILAR VERSION WITH LESS SALT....DELICIOUS GRAVY ON SMASHED YUKON GOLD POTATOES....
Incredibly easy, very rich taste (even the grandkids loved it!), goes with any side (we had it over red potatoes). The most work was trimming the roast. Didn't change a thing and won't in the future. This is going on our family favorites list.
5 star recipe for preparation and taste. Took reviewers advice I added beef broth instead of water and added extra. Lightly seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder the roast and braised before adding to crock pot. Also, added 2 cloves of garlic. Never would have put those 3 packets together but, wow was it a great taste. Taste the gravy you make before adding the roast with half of the packages you can always add a little at a time till it's right for you. Braising the roast makes the gravy darker. Thanks for recipe.
Yum! This was so easy to prepare and tasted fantastic when it was done. I added a beef bullion cube as well as some cornstarch at the end to thicken up the sauce for a gravy. I paired it with the Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes from this site. I'm actually looking forward to leftovers tomorrow!
This recipe is AMAZING! The only change I made is that I add 2 cups of water because it makes more gravy. My family absolutely loves this recipe. We have had it the traditional way with mashed potatoes and we have also had it on sandwiches, I have also made roast beef melts with it. This is a staple in my home always!
My husband said this was the best meal I've made!! Perfect for a Monday night dinner, delicious & ready to eat when you get home from work!! Only 1 change... I would recommend substituting the brown gravy with au jus, for more of a Yankee-style pot roast. I think the flavor is superior. This method wins all 5 stars, in my book! Just make sure to add a bit more water, or some potatoes, as they will help to soak up some of the sodium. (It was just a bit salty). I added about 2 cups of baby carrots and 1 yellow onion. Yummy!
Made this for dinner last night and it went over REALLY well. Between my husband and 7 yr old twins, they ate the whole 2lb roast! Next time, I am going to pull it and serve it in crusty rolls! Glad I came upon this recipe - it is a keeper!
Really, really good. It was a bit salty, I will use half the ranch next time but definitely a keeper!
I used 1/4 cup of Italian dressing and 1/4 cup of ranch dressing (no dry mixes) and a package of gravy mix - plus 1/2 cup of water. It took a full 8 hours to cook. The gravy was a little runny and greasy, but tasted great over the roast beef and a baked potato.
My sister-in-law made this and told me how the family absolutely loved it. I made it a few days later and everyone raved about it. Great flavor, tender meat, and best of all it was super easy. Plus you can add whatever veggies you want to it.I will make this my go-to recipe for roast from now on. Thanks for sharing!
Holy Moly, this has to be one of the best roast recipes I have ever had the pleasure of putting in my mouth! My husband had the "great roast again" look on his face, once he tasted it he said, " give this one a ten out of five", that being said I read alot of the other reviews and was a little concerned about the saltiness and smell of the roast, smell means alot to me, can't eat it if it doesn't smell good, let me say, please, please try this as is, follow the recipe exactly!! I had thought the smell was offensive a couple of times during cooking, and started thinking, I don't know about this! Leave it alone! Let it cook, the end result is divine!
I was intrigued by the recipe using 3 different gravy/dressing packets, all so different from the other. The result was a wonderful tasting roast that worked great for mini roast beef sandwiches. I made 'Soft-N-Fluffy Hamburger Buns' from AR to use with this sandwich. The roast cooked up beautifully and sliced perfectly. The next time I use this recipe, I will add potatoes, carrots and onions. This is a great new way to prepare a roast.
This was really good! I braised the roast first. Added sliced onions to bottom of the crockpot along with one celery stalk chopped in large pieces. After I braised the meat I sauteed fresh sliced mushrooms in the juices and added on top of meat and cooked on low for 8 hours.
I tried this recipe with a pork roast and added a few pepperoncini and it was fabulous.
I always use the cans of mushroom soup, cream of celery, etc. This is way more flavorful. I was surprised that with only 1 cup of water it produced so much sauce.
I enjoyed this, it was the right combination of seasonings that weren't too zesty but I did use 1 1/2 cups of water rather than 1 cup. I added onions and baby carrots atop the roast. Cooked on low for 8 1/2 hours without thawing the meat before cooking which also offered additional water to the mix. Meat came out wonderfully tender with a great taste!
I usually had 1/2 of each package because of it tasting too salty using the three packages. love the flavor of this roast. This is the only recipe I use because I have flopped with all others.
TENDER! Recipe good as is, no need to alter.
I brushed the chuck roast with Kitchen Bouquet browning sauce and then seared it for about four minutes on each side before adding to the slow cooker. Instead of water, I added one cup of homemade beef broth. Due to excess salt content, I did not add the brown gravy mix. I cooked on low for six hours. The roast was so tender that it fell apart when I started slicing it. I froze most of the rich, aromatic drippings for future usage. This made some delicious beef sandwiches. Thank you, Kerstin for sharing your recipe. It is a keeper!
I made this Saturday using the spicy ranch (all the store had) and it was delicious. When you read the combination of mixes it's hard to envision the end result, but I will make chuck roast this way from now on. Added carrots & potatos the last 3-hrs to round out this meal. Thanks so much...just too easy and full of flavor.
Great, easy! The family loved it. I think I would add less water next time, but really no complaints!
I love roast and this has to be one of the best roasts I’ve ever made! I followed the receipt exactly
This works with venison as well as beef. When cooking venison, we jump through so many hoops to try to get the "wild" taste out. I still soak the meat in salt water for a day, but I don't know that it is necessary with this mixture of spice packets. My husband was very happy with the flavor. I was more pleased than he was, as I am really not a fan of wild game. I cooked a few potatoes and carrots with this, but he prefers this gravy (or any other gravy??) over rice. I used the choice deer tenderloin. Thanks for the recipe!
First time, will not be the last, used about a 3.5 pound roast all my kids showed up that afternoon wanting to know "dad what's for dinner". What a hit it was no leftovers for lunch for dad.
I love this! I’ve made it several times now. I usually use bottled Italian dressing instead of a packet and just add less water. I also sometimes use homemade ranch dressing mix (from this site) because I don’t have the packet on hand. Also. I play around with the veggies. Frozen Brussels sprouts thrown in toward the end....yum. Every time I have made this it had been a hit.
This was delicious but I added to it so I couldn't do 5 stars; I added carrots, onions and mushrooms to the crockpot as it was cooking-yum.
My family loved this!! It's so simple and easy to make!!
This is delicious! I added a half bag of petite carrots. My family all loved it. My roast was a 3# eye of round.
Made this with mashed potatoes the other night for dinner...so easy and SO yummy, but there was a TON of it, since it's just hubby and me! So tonight I mixed half the leftover mashed potatoes and half the leftover roast beef (shredded, thanks to my food processor), wrapped the mixture in crescent rolls, and served with the leftover juices, heated of course (the recipe is in my profile). AND - thanks to our new Food Saver thingy, I vacuum-sealed the rest of the mixture to freeze and use later as hash! If you want to make the juices into gravy, Wondra flour works great and you can do it right in the crock pot!
Make this almost once a week! A family favorite. Thank you for the recipe!
I make this dish but a little different. I use lipton onion soup mix instead of the brown gravy mix and use red wine instead of water! It's soo easy and amazing!!
Add some carrots, potatoes, and an onion. Done. Perfect.
This is a hit every time I make it. I add potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, and onions and a little kitchen bouquet. Yummy!
This was the easiest recipe ever! Flavor was outstanding even though it seemed at tad bit salty. I wouldn't change a thing.
This is a keeper. I subbed beef broth for the water. We always like to have extra gravy, so I doubled the broth and brown gravy mix but left everything else the same. I added carrots to the bottom of the crock pot. This roast and gravy had wonderful flavor and was a cinch to prepare. Thanks for sharing, Kerstin!
Very easy, my husband and I absolutely loved this.
Added the extra 1/2 cup water as recommended by others but had to make a "slurry" with flour and water to thicken the gravy. The roast was tender but the kitchen had an odd smell from the seasoning packets. In fact, the gravy had a funky taste from the combination of spices and a bit af an aftertaste. Will stick with the Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe from this site---much better.
I was a little concerned to make this for guests when there were a few salty reviews - but I did anyway. I used 5-6 pounds of roast, one packet of ranch, one packet Italian , one packet of beef gravy, half a can of beef broth and 2 cups of water. Cooked on low 8 hours or more. Also put sliced onions in under the meat. It was delicious and easy to make - and received rave reviews from everyone.
Ease of prep. Cook in oven for 3 hours. Was great.
This was so good! Even my picky kids ate it...no left overs!! I used 2 cups water instead of one and served it with mashed potatoes and cooked carrots!
I gave this 4 stars because I changed a few things. I had a 4lb. Prime chuck roast, rubbed it with olive oil fresh minced garlic and adbo seasoning with pepper and let it sit for awhile. While I was searing in my 4in1 Ninja cooking system, I mixed the 3 packets and a cup and a half of water and 1 garlic clove minced to it. After searing I turn to the slowcooker on high and poured the mixture over the meat and cooked for 1 hour. Then cooked 4 1/2 hours on low. It came out very tender. Removed the meat. I mixed 1 1/2 TBS of Argo corn starch ( that is equal to 2 TBS of flour) added some water to it slowly added it to the juices turned it back to high brought it to a boil then turned off the cooker. I use corn starch because I never get lumps. Next time I make it I might you a packet of onion soup. We did really enjoy it, just would like to get a little more flavor. Had it with mashed potatoes and put the gravy on top also had string beans. Did not come out greasy or to salty.
So easy! Thanks!
I just should of used Italian seasons (dried). We could taste was vinegar.
Excellent! I didn't have gravy mix. I heated the water and added a beef bouillon cube to it. I put onions, carrots and red pepper at the bottom of the crock pot first. It made a nice gravy. Served it with brown rice. Yummy
Something about the three packets mixed together just didn't make a good combo.
So easy and delicious! I’ve made this several times as the recipe instructs and it’s wonderful! I’m now adding veggies such as carrots, onions, potatoes and mushrooms.
Made this in the crock pot for Sunday dinner....EVERYONE loved it! I immediately called my sister and told her to plan on it for one of the nights of vacation dinners. I know she will love it too! And so easy!
This receipe is fabulous. The person who only gave it one star obviously did something wrong. It does NOT smell bad,or she used an inferior cut of meat if it did.
I think this recipe is good enough for Christmas dinner, which is why I am making it right now. I put lots of baby carrots on the bottom of the crock pot. The resulting juice will make great gravy for mashed potatoes. The house smells delicious right now. I think this is better than prime rib, it's that good.
I've made this recipe several times. I add the baby carrots and a lot of potatoes, as I like potatoes cooked with a roast. The gravy is wonderful, and it is a quick easy, and VERY delicious recipe. Everyone liked it, and everyone ate it, including the leftover hot beef sandwiches. I really recommend trying it.
Absolutely delicious. I am a huge fan of the cream of mushroom, onion soup recipe, however my husband has this mushroom problem (he thinks they should be banned from the earth). So now I've found an awesome recipe to please myself and my husband and anybody else who has a mushroom "allergy." Sending this on to my Mom so she can make it for her daughter-in-law and grand daughter. Thank you so much Kerstin for giving me a great alternative to the usual. Will definitely be making this again.
I have been making a version of this for many years. Same ingredients except I only use 1/2 cup water as we found the full cup of water made the gravy too thin. I coat my beef with a seasoning rub the night before and leave it in the frig. I add baby carrots, quartered onions, and either regular potatoes cut into chunks or baby potatoes cut in half. I have also added green or red peppers the last half hour of cooking (so they don’t get too soggy). This. Is a very versatile recipe and next time I make it I will substitute beef broth as several reviewers have mentioned.
A little too salty but otherwise VERY good. Super easy to make. I added potatoes and carrots and the "gravy" made them taste good too.
I love this recipe. It's so easy. I don't bother searing the roast. I do lay it on a bed of sliced onions, combine the packets and water in a shaker, then pour it on top. Cook it on low for 8 hours and dinner's ready when I get home from work. I would like to try another reviewer's suggestion and do this with stew meat; add potatoes, carrots, onion, celery, and a large can of chopped tomatoes with juice. Mmm!
I have made this several times I sometimes use water and sometimes beef broth. Either way it is great. I always shred it for sandwiches (either on hard rolls like Italian beef - or on bread with gravy like as hot roast beef sandwich) and every time I serve it I get raves. This is a real keeper.
I don't write reviews, nevertheless, the is the BEST pot roast my spouse & I have EVER had. Amazing!!!
Wow! This was by far the easiest crock pot roast I've ever made! And so delicious! Thanks!!!
I've made this many times! With 7 people in the house I also add potatoes, onions, and carrots.
I substituted beef stew meat for the roast. I added the stew ingredients, it was Excellent. I told a co-worker about the recipe, she substituted deer roast for beef roast. She said her family loved it. Especially her 10 year told son. He kept telling his mother, Oh Mom, this is so good.
I thought this pot roast was AMAZING!! I actually had just about given up on trying to make a fall apart pot roast and this saved me!! Seriously tastes like a restaurant's!! I didn't sear it either, followed the recipe, except I did 2 cups of water. Two HUGE thumbs up!!
I'm rating this 5 stars for flavor and ease but I have to admit that I used it as a base recipe to make beef stew. I cut a 2.5 lb chuck roast into cubes for stew and seared them in a Dutch oven with about 2 Tbl. olive oil. Then I removed the beef and added about 4 cups of chopped carrots, onion, celery, a couple cloves of garlic and a pound of quartered button mushrooms. I cooked that all in the beef drippings for about 10 minutes and then added the beef back in along with the packaged seasonings and 1 cup of water called for in the recipe and then enough more water to cover. I did sub onion soup mix for the gravy mix because I didn't have the gravy as a couple other reviewers suggested. I also added about 1/2 to 3/4 cups of burgundy wine. I simmered this for about 4 hours over low and then thickened the gravy with about 1/3 cup of flour mixed into 1/2 cup of water. We ate it with mashed potatoes but egg noodles or rice would also be great. I have to say this was the best tasting beef stew I have ever made and the flavor is amazing. The next time I make pot roast I will definitely be using this recipe for it also.
A super easy way to make a good tasting roast. I have made this several times and it always turns out super.
LOVE THIS RECIPE! Even my kids (2, 5, and 7) ask for this roast! I ended up stocking up on the packets because we have this roast almost weekly. And if you take the drippings and make it into a gravy- be warned it will be salty.
makes an awesome gravy and super easy to make
This was so good, best roast I've had in a long time. everyone used the dinner rolls to sop up all the juice/gravey in the pot! will make this often!
I really liked this. Its very easy and I was surprised by how good the sauce was in the pot after cooking all day. I didn't have internet when the recipe needed to get started so I couldnt remember what to mix the three packets with, so I used beef broth. I served with mashed potatoes. This was a winner in my opinion.
Great crockpot roast. I used a 3lb bonelss chuck as suggested, but I made my own dry ranch dressing mix and I made Italian Dressing Mix from this site to use as well. A great way to control the sodium that otherwise consumes convinient packet products. I did use McCormick brown gravy mix packet. Wonderful smell in my house when I got home from work. Family loved this ....thanks!
Used broth in stead of gravy package. Also added a Bud light lime. I through some mushrooms in with my carrots and potatoes on top of the roast. It was great!
Don’t be hesitant to use this improbable combination of flavors! Sounds awful, but tastes great. Omit water & just sprinkle dry mixes over meat. You’ll have plenty of tasty gravy. We used to order a beef brisket from Texas to be sent to us in Virginia at a cost of almost $100. No more! This is almost as good, a lot less expensive & sooooo simple to make.
I made this exactly as directed, and it was outstanding! Makes delicious gravy for mashed potatoes!
I added one package of the Hidden Valley Ranch Greek Yogurt style, one Hidden Valley Ranch regular, a package of brown gravy mix and one table spoon of Sriracha sauce. Came out great! The Sriracha sauce gave it a nice "little" bite. If you don't like your food spicy I would back off on the Sriracha sauce. I would not add any more than one table spoon unless you like your food "spicy hot". I should mention I added a little bit of ground black pepper too. I also added some miniature mixed color potatoes that come in a sealed package and some cut up carrots. I love pot roast and this was one of the best my wife and I have had. The sauce is really yummy too!! Guess what we are having tonight? Left overs. Yeah!!!!
I have been using this exact recipe for several years. For those of you who think it may be a little too salty for your taste, just put a quartered white potato in the crock pot along with the meat and it will absorb much of the salt.
This recipe was fantastic! I had to add another hour of high cooking because my roast was big and I added potato's and an onion, also I seasoned the meat with Tony's and I browned the meat on all sides before putting the roast into the crock pot. It had a wonderful flavor and my family plus the girls at work loved it! Won't be cooking my roasts any other way from now on!
I added potatoes & carrots to this recipe and it turned out great! I think this will be a new "regular" thing at our house :-)!
This is a hard one to rate if you take everything into consideration. I first made this years ago The taste is incredible. Probably one of the best tasting roasts I've ever eaten if not the best. And it is so easy it's almost not cooking. For ease of preparation and taste, it's a 5+. The reason I knocked off a star (and actually for this would knock off more if I could rate it separately), is that the liquid from this is so salty it is uneatable. You can not throw in any vegetables to cook with it and expect to serve them with the roast. You cannot make gravy from the liquid either. That aspect is very frustrating. All three packets are loaded of salt. I am not sure why the meat does not get salty but it doesn't. Give it a try and I'm sure you'll love the taste, but you will need to plan sides to cook separately, including gravy if you want it.
This was very easy to make and very flavorful. It was too salty for our tastes. Next time I will use just a half of each package
This was very, very good. I made it just as it is described and wouldn't change a thing!
Amazing! So easy! We loved it!
Made a pork roast instead of the beef roast. It was great! Thanks for the great idea!
Recipe as written was good, made again and used broth instead of water and then after I used juice to make some yummy gravy (put in pan and boiled it adding flour to thicken). Tried this recipe for chicken...used chicken gravy instead of beef and chicken broth for liquid.
Made this today only exception was I used spicy ranch dressing mix .The flavor was great put it over mashed potatos.Brought some to work and a co worker loved it so much I almost didnt get to taste it ..Thank you so much for the recipe was looking for something different that roast and plain ole gravy and this was it!!
We've made this over and over. You have to be careful what type of brown gravy mix you use since some have so much salt it can overwhelm the roast. I even use this as a stew base. Simply chunk or cube your meat cook it for 6-7 hours, add your veg and allow it to cook another 45 minutes or so...YUM!!!!
This is as easy as it gets, and it is really delicious! I brown my roast before I put it in the slow cooker. If it's handy, I replace the water with beef broth, but it's just fine with the water.
This is so easy -- and delicious. You don't have to season the roast beforehand. I do sear it in a separate pot, just to seal in the juices. I use crock pot liners in my crock pot and clean up is a breeze. My family loves this roast. I thought it would be salty, but it's not. I tried it with a pork loin roast -- it was okay, but I think I prefer the beef roast better. Sometimes I add extra onions, just cuz I like onions. Towards the last two hours or so of cooking, I added some of those small red potatoes, like the kind you put in a crab or crawfish boil, and the whole meal was delicious. Try it -- you'll love it too.
I very much enjoyed this recipe. Is it possible to make this in an oven bag?
This was really, really good--and will definitely become a staple in our household. I added some potatoes (sliced into eighths), baby carrots, and an onion sliced into about six chunks. I used beef broth instead of water (and added half a cup, to make up for the extra things cooking with the meat). It didn't come out that salty at all, so I'll probably salt the meat next time. Also, the hubs spread a little gray poupon over everything on his plate, which I thought was weird--until I tried it. SO good.
excellent as is!
Excellent! Gravy is awesome. I used low sodium brown gravy packet. I also make this in the slow cooker using chicken - substitute pot roast for 4 chicken breasts and substitute brown gravy pkt with low sodium chicken gravy pkt- add the Italian and ranch dressing pkts with water for about 4-5 hrs on high and serve w rice and veggies. The leftover chicken makes a great filling for chicken pot pie too!
It was very tasty. I will make it again and again.
Was skeptical given the "almost homemade" use of the packaged ingredients but it was terrific! Here are our changes to the recipe: Substituted 1 can Stout for the water; used a blender to blend all three packets (used name brands instead of store brands) with liquid before pouring over the roast. Added one sectioned medium onion on top of the roast. Made gravy from approximately 2 cups of the cooking liquid added to a slurry of 1 tbsp cornstarch and 1/2 cup cooking liquid heated, then brought to a boil (plus garlic, parsley, and little red wine and pepper). Will definitely make this again (and for company).
Absolutely my favorite POT ROAST recipe so far and I have tried several - this was very easy and delicious! we had to had some corn starch to the gravy to stiffen it up a little but it was fabulous! definately a repeater!
Great, simple recipe. Made just as directed, but added a bag of baby carrots to top of roast. Thickened gravy with cornstarch, served with mashed potatoes. Will definitely make again.
The days that I'm off and my husband works I make a different recipe from this site. I never make the things he does because he's an excellent cook. I made this the other night, with very minor adjustments, I browned the beef after seasoning it with garlic, added onion & potatoes and used a beef boullion in the water, and he said it was the best thing I'd ever made!!! He wanted to know how I made it! It was awesome. Next time I'll add mushrooms too!
It was so salty and we didn't like the taste of the roast at all.
I have made this roast three times now, using different cuts, it has come out delicious every time!
Very good and easy. This is a simple reicpe to put together quickly and it turns out with a nice flavor. I will definitely make this again.
I made this last nite! I used the mixes + as montreal steak seasoning as a dry rub(used au jus instead of brown gravy), added baby yukon gold potatoes,baby carrots,onion & baby portabello mushrooms. This was fantastic!