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Flavorful Pot Roast

On hectic days, this is so quick and easy to prep! Convenient packages of dressing and gravy combine to create a sauce worthy of a fall-apart roast. For a filling meal-in-one, serve with mashed potatoes and ladle the juices over top. —Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
  • Makes
    15 servings


  • 2 boneless beef chuck roasts (2-1/2 pounds each)
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Chopped fresh parsley, optional


  • Place the chuck roasts in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressings and gravy mix; stir in water. Pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until tender. If desired, sprinkle with parsley and thicken cooking juices for gravy.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounce-weight: 142 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 496mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein.

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  • shermanhenryfloyd
    Oct 13, 2020

    To tsuop: This is delicious!! Nowhere does the contributor say it is "home made". If you can't say anything nice, find a "home made" recipe and move on!!

  • Jane
    Sep 25, 2020

    No comment left

  • tsuop
    Sep 16, 2020

    Brown gravy mix, ranch salad dressing mix, Italian salad dressing mix.......Yuck This is not "home made" You might as well add Mushroom Soup to the mix too. Does anyone COOK anymore??

  • Sandy
    Sep 6, 2020

    We love this recipe. I’ve made it several times, many times just for the two of us so plenty of leftovers. I always double the gravy mixture so there is plenty for potatoes. Yummy!

  • gregandlory
    Jul 15, 2020

    Easy, tasty recipe. Many reviewers found it too salty. I wonder if they are only using one roast? I used two roasts, totaling about 6 pounds. The flavor reminded me of a french dip, I plan to shred the second roast, make some tasty homemade bread, add some swiss cheese, and use the remaining broth as french dip. Or, perhaps do an open faced sandwich. Yum.

  • Linda
    Jun 30, 2020

    Tried this on Sunday and it was delicious!!! The meat melted in your mouth and it had so much flavor. I did, however. first season the roast with meat tenderizer, salt, pepper, garlic powder and then browned it in olive oil and the put in the crockpot. Then poured the mixture in the fry pan scrapping up the browned bits from the bottom poured over the meat and added another 1/4 cup of water. Cooked for 41/2 hrs and it was falling apart, so tender!! Will definitely make again!!!

  • Angie
    Jun 23, 2020

    Made according to recipe and we found it extremely spicy and salty. Not sure what happened here as I can see all the 5 star reviews. Glad everyone else enjoyed it!

  • Mr. Gale
    May 24, 2020

    We love this recipe, easy and great taste

  • vpmommy
    May 23, 2020

    Very tasty and very easy to make!

  • scotland1
    Apr 9, 2020

    Made this in the crock pot last Sunday. YUMMY! This will be my go to recipe. Very easy to make.