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3-Envelope Crockpot Roast (without the envelopes)


  • Author: Karen Petersen
  • Cook Time: 8-12 hours on low
  • Total Time: 47 minute
  • Yield: Makes 12 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 3 lbs chuck roast (trimmed of excess fat)
  • 3 Tbsp ranch dressing mix (recipe below)
  • 2 Tbsp gravy mix (recipe below)
  • 2 Tbsp Italian dressing mix (recipe below)
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  1.  In a pan, heat 2 tsp of oil over medium-high heat.  Brown the roast on each side for 5 minutes.  This step is not mandatory but it does make the roast taste better!
  2.  Add the browned roast to the slow cooker.
  3.  In a bowl whisk the water together with the 3 mixes.  Pour the mixture over the roast.
  4.  Cover and cook on low for 8-12 hours (depending on your slow cooker).  You’ll know the roast is done if you can shred it easily.
  5.  I like to shred my roast (as seen in the pictures above).  The way that I did it with this roast was use a hand mixer.  I took a hand mixer to the roast right inside the crockpot. Because it was so tender it shredded up perfectly.  You can also just use a fork to shred.
  6.  Serve and enjoy!

Homemade Gravy Mix Recipe

  • 3 Tbsp beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour

Run all the ingredients through a blender or food processor.  Pulse about 10 times until all the granules
are the same consistency. Store in an airtight container.  To make gravy, mix 1/4 cup of mix with 2 cups of milk or water in a saucepan.  Whisk over medium heat until smooth and it thickens.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

  • 1/3 cup dry buttermilk powder
  • 3 Tbsp parsley flakes
  • 2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried minced onion
  • 2 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Run all the ingredients through a blender or food processor.  Pulse about 10 times until all the granules
are the same consistency.  Store in an airtight container.  To make ranch dressing whisk together 3 Tbsp of ranch mix, 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup milk until smooth. Refrigerate for half hour before serving.

Homemade Italian Dressing Mix

  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp salt

Run all the ingredients through a blender or food processor.  Pulse about 10 times until all the granules
are the same consistency.  Store in an airtight container.  To make Italian dressing mix together 1/4 cup cinder vinegar, 2/3 cup olive oil, 2 Tbsp water and 2 Tbsp mix.  Store in the refrigerator.

Notes

You can easily halve this recipe.

Ideal slow cooker size: 6 quart