Friday, November 13, 2009

One Easy Recipe

that turns out fabulous every time!

My mother used to cook a roast on top of the stove. It was always good but time consuming because you kept having to add water every so often.

When I was a young mother someone told me how to cook a roast in the oven and that worked well for me for many years.

Then I found a recipe for Crockpot Pot Roast - and I'm all about crockpots!

This one is so easy - only 5 ingredients counting the roast - and you're good to go.

Put one beef roast of any kind (and any size as long as it will fit) in your crockpot.

Mix together 1 cup water, 1 package dry Italian Salad Dressing Mix, 1 package dry brown gravy mix and 1 package dry Ranch Dressing Mix.

Pour the mixture over the roast and set the crockpot to low.
Cook all day and

it comes out so juicy and tender. It just falls apart.

You can just thicken the juices with a little flour for a wonderful gravy.

I transfer the juices to a small pan and heat almost to a boil. Then I mix about 3 tablespoons of flour with some cold water and add that to the juices slowly and stirring constantly so everything blends nicely. It makes a fantastic gravy.

Crockpot Roast

1 roast, any cut that will fit in your crockpot
1 cup water
1 package dry Italian Salad Dressing Mix
1 package dry Brown Gravy Mix
1 package dry Ranch Dressing Mix

Place pot roast in the crockpot. Mix the water with the dry mixes and pour over the roast. Set the crockpot on low and cook all day.

Give it a try sometime. I'm sure you'll love it.


  1. I love crockpots too! That's how I cook my roasts as well! Sounds delicious! Looks tasty! Made me think of putting a roast on this weekend!

  2. That looks good. What time should I be there?

  3. Definitely will try this soon and maybe add carrots! I love carrots! This weekend making Paula Deen's French onion soup. It's SO good!

  4. Let me know when Arby shows up, Mom, and I'll make sure we're there too!

  5. Yay! Can't wait to try this...I love my crockpot - Schafer doesn't let me spend much time in the kitchen :-)

  6. There's so many things I want to say! I came here from someone's blog (not sure whose) because I love (and miss) Oklahoma. (My mom grew up in Oklahoma.)

    This roast looks scrumptious!

    My mother has five granddaughters, and I noticed you have four grandsons. (I just thought that was 'curious'.) :)

    Let's see... what else was I going to write?
    Ah yes! I can't believe Christmas is only 40 days from now!

  7. Well, congratulations on the up-coming adoptions! My mother is originally from a small town near Tulsa. Where in OK are you?
    I appreciate you stopping by my blog. :)

    Here's a link to it again...

    Going to use blogger as it's much easier to leave a comment.

  8. Looks yummy. I love a roast in the crockpot. Recently we've been cooking in plain water and afterward shredding it and mixing in BBQ sauce. My MIL cooks her roast in COKE!

    Just stopping by to say hi to another Okie. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

  9. This sounds delicious! I never thought about adding those premade packets.