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Slow Cooker Three Envelope Roast

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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Rating: 5/5 5 stars
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recipe is ready in over 5 hrs time: over 5 hrs

serves/makes:   6


recipe id: 23351
cook method: crock pot

Three Envelope Roast Recipe
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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.


799 calories, 59 grams fat, 2 grams carbohydrates, 60 grams protein per serving. This recipe is low in carbs.
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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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Member since: October 23, 2009
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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.

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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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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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Super easy, super tasty!

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This recipe is awesome! Has the best flavor of any roast I've ever had.

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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?

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Member since: April 13, 2007
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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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Member since: October 25, 2004
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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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Member since: April 12, 2004
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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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