Valerie's Review REVIEW: January 16, 2014 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.
Member since: Oct 23, 2009
dwverdun January 22, 2014 COMMENT: 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.
jillybean December 17, 2013 REVIEW:
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!
Meg @ Girl in the Kitchen October 16, 2013 REVIEW:
No one ever believes me that this uses only the ingredients that it does because it comes out so tender and flavorful. Great recipe.
CrockCrazy June 28, 2013 REVIEW:
Super easy, super tasty!
MD March 14, 2009 REVIEW:
This recipe is awesome! Has the best flavor of any roast I've ever had.
slicky May 2, 2007 REVIEW:
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?
Member since: Apr 13, 2007
jdvnam April 13, 2007 REVIEW:
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.
Member since: Oct 25, 2004
hoodhome October 25, 2004 REVIEW:
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
Member since: Apr 12, 2004
boogus May 3, 2004 REVIEW:
Easiest, no mess roast, and flavor is absolutely stunning to your taste buds. Also makes a wonderful zesty gravey for your potatoes.
Member since: Mar 22, 2004
terriw43 March 22, 2004 REVIEW:
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!
Member since: May 25, 2003
cyl May 25, 2003 REVIEW:
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.