The recipe doesn't specify what size roast to use. If you use a small one, you might want to cut the amount of the seasonings down or it will probably be on the salty side. A larger roast you can get away with the full amount. I also recommend combining the three dry mixes first, then evenly coating the roast before putting it in the crock pot for best results. The roast turned out so delicious! And honestly, you wouldn't guess that it would from the mixes used but they contain just the right combination of flavors that really work well. You may also have to adjust the cooking time based on your crock pot - not all models cook the same. Ours cooks like the older models so 7 hours wasn't actually long enough, but many newer models may cook faster.
Jan 22, 2014
dwverdun Member since: October 23, 2009
Can anyone tell me what size roast they used?
CDKitchen Note: We used about a 3 pound roast for our review. Cooking time will vary by what size roast you use and what model of crock pot you have.
Dec 17, 2013
This is probably the easiest crock pot roast I have ever made! It is a little salty so I cut down on the ranch dressing......only usuing a 1/4th of pkg. I also added a can of mushrooms & pieces drained along with cut up carrots......served on bed of noodles and it was a hit.....if you really want to make it look pretty serving - sprinkle parsley over it at the end after it is cut up!
Oct 16, 2013
Meg @ Girl in the Kitchen
No one ever believes me that this uses only the ingredients that it does because it comes out so tender and flavorful. Great recipe.
Jun 28, 2013
Super easy, super tasty!
Mar 14, 2009
This recipe is awesome! Has the best flavor of any roast I've ever had.
May 2, 2007
Good, but to salty. How can I cut that salt??
CDKitchen Note: If you can find low sodium versions of any of the mixes that'd help. You could maybe add something sweet to balance it - like a pinch of sugar?
Apr 13, 2007
jdvnam Member since: April 13, 2007
This is in my opinion a perfect way to prepare a beef roast. I browned the roast, deglazed the pan and added 1 can beef broth either 15 or 16 oz can. I then added a cup of water and mixed, then the packets of flavors and poured over roast, cooked on high a couple of hours, then low for a couple, roast simply fell apart, mixed some cornstarch and water and added juice to a pan on stove and made a pan of gravey, very tasty gravy will definately do this again.
Oct 25, 2004
hoodhome Member since: October 25, 2004
This recipe is the easiest, most flavorful, delicious, tender and moist roast I've ever cooked. I've made it 2 times now. Even though it's just me and my husband, I buy a 4+ pound chuck roast, divide it after cooking into 3-4 meals and freeze them. It's wonderful leftover too. Also, I found that searing the roast before putting it in the crockpot helps keep it more moist
May 3, 2004
boogus Member since: April 12, 2004
Easiest, no mess roast, and flavor is absolutely stunning to your taste buds. Also makes a wonderful zesty gravey for your potatoes.