Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Easiest Crock-Pot Roast Beef Ever

I love an easy recipe. Even better, one that requires almost no effort on my part, yet still gets rave reviews from my family. This roast beef fit the bill on all levels.

Easiest Crock-Pot Roast Beef Ever

1 chuck roast, 3-4 pounds
1 package Italian dressing mix
1 package Brown gravy mix
1 package Ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 cup cold water

Put the roast in the crock-pot (browning beforehand is optional). Mix the three mixes and the 1/2 cup water, then pour over the roast. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. When done, remove the roast and put on a cutting board, allowing it to rest before slicing. Meanwhile, mix the corn starch and cold water in a bowl, then add to the gravy in the crock-pot. Turn crock-pot to High and stir, until gravy thickens.

This was so tender, you could cut it with a fork. The gravy was AWESOME and definitely made the beef way more flavorful. Easy and quick, my favorite kind of cooking!

Shirley

12 comments:

  1. Did you cook your potatoes and carrots with it?

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    1. I put carrots and onions on the botton of the pot.

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    2. Sometimes I do, Rebecka, sometimes I roast them separate. It works either way :-)

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  2. Nope, not this time. I roasted them both in the oven. Next time I think I'll try the veggies with it.

    Shirley

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  3. Anonymous12:39 PM

    Did you follow the instructions on the packages of mixes or did you keep them dry and just use 1/2 cup if water with all three dry mixes?

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  4. Anonymous10:30 AM

    Making this for dinner next week. Can you tell me what brand mixes you've used? I have noticed that some have different amounts in them.

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  5. I don't use any particular brands. I never even noticed the packets have different amounts :-) It's always been whatever is on sale or on hand. HTH!

    Shirley

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  6. I just put them in as is, mixed with one half cup water total.

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  7. Anonymous2:04 AM

    If cooking cartots and potatoes with the meat should I wait til almost done before adding vegies?

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    1. I usually add them in the last couple hours. They need time to cook too :-)

      BTW, my blog has moved: www.eating-my-words.com

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  8. Is there a way to make this with only a 2 lbs roast? I don't have a bigger one at moment but want to try this recipe.

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  9. Kristen, I'd just cut the ingredients in half and save the soup mixes in a baggie for next time. Or make mashed potatoes and use the extra sauce for gravy :-)

    Enjoy!

    BTW, my blog has moved to www.eating-my-words.com

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