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Slow Cooker Three Envelope Roast

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Rating: 5/5
12 reviews

ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 23351
cook method: crock pot
Three Envelope Roast Recipe
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The famous crock pot roast recipe that uses just three seasoning ingredients for the most delicious roast you'll ever have.

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1 envelope dry ranch salad dressing mix
1 envelope dry Italian salad dressing mix
1 envelope dry brown gravy mix
1 beef roast
1 cup water


Place roast in bottom of crock pot.

Sprinkle dry mixes over roast.

Pour water into bottom of crock pot.

Cover; cook on low for 7 hours. Thicken juices as needed for gravy.

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799 calories, 59 grams fat, 2 grams carbohydrates, 60 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating

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.

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looks yummy, finally found a roast at reasonable price today , can't wait to try it. will rate after trying it.

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Oct 23, 2009


Can anyone tell me what size roast they used?

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
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.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
No one ever believes me that this uses only the ingredients that it does because it comes out so tender and flavorful. Great recipe.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Super easy, super tasty!

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This recipe is awesome! Has the best flavor of any roast I've ever had.

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REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
great, easy recipe. The mix of seasonings is very tasty. I add baby carrots, quatered potatoes and whole mushroom on top of the meat.

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REVIEW: 3 star recipe rating
Good, but to salty. How can I cut that salt??

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
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?

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Apr 13, 2007

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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.

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Oct 25, 2004

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
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

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Apr 12, 2004

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
Easiest, no mess roast, and flavor is absolutely stunning to your taste buds. Also makes a wonderful zesty gravey for your potatoes.

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Mar 22, 2004

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
This was very good -- in fact, I will probably do my pot roasts this way from now on. I've tried other pot roast slowcooker recipes and this one is the best I've tried. It was incredibly easy and tasted very, very good! I did increase the water amount to 2 cups and since I had a clove of garlic I wanted to get rid of, I sliced it very thinly, made slits in different parts of the roast and inserted the thin slices so that they cooked within it. Very outstanding recipe and will definately do it again!

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May 25, 2003

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I wasn't too sure about this recipe but I kept seeing it over & over. Well I'm to tell you it is awsome. I highly recommend giving it a try. You won't be sorry.

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