Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Pot Roast

3 Packet Pot Roast

One of the best and easiest recipes I have ever made is the 3-Packet Pot Roast. (I found the recipe online years ago.) If you are a meat eater and haven't tried this yet, it's time. Put the ingredients—all four of them—into the crockpot in the morning and by suppertime, it's ready to eat. It's an easy recipe good enough for a company meal or a church dinner.

It's also the perfect week night supper when everyone is busy. Hay season is upon us. Daddy-O will be spending his days on a tractor and needs a good meal when evening comes. I've actually worked in the yard some this week. And I'm finishing up a big knitting project. My work is not as hard as his, but still keeps me busy. This recipe lets me have supper done when he is ready without me spending the afternoon in the kitchen.

I used a sirloin tip roast this time because it was on sale. I might rethink my usual chuck roast choice—this sirloin tip was awfully good. I also used Zesty Italian dressing mix after I grabbed it by accident and didn't notice until I had sprinkled it over the roast. That worked fine, too


beef roast, about 3-lbs (I like a chuck roast, but others will work)
1 packet Italian dressing mix, dry
1 packet ranch dressing mix, dry
1 packet brown gravy mix, dry
1 cup water

Place roast into crockpot. Sprinkle all the dry mixes over the top. Pour water over all. (I used a fork and lightly mixed the dry stuff up a little here.) Cook on LOW for 8-10 hours.

A couple of small portions of roast with the gravy went into the freezer. I'm starting to restock the freezer with things for Daddy-O to have at the ready. I'll be gone again soon and I don't want him to starve.

Wondering why there is such a tiny bit of roast on my plate? Lately I've been eating less meat and more vegetables. Lots more vegetables. So far, I like this. I'm not giving up anything. Just rearranging my portions.


  1. That's why you are so skinny!!
    Sounds yummy!

    1. Skinny? Hardly. But there is a little less of me now. :-)

  2. We have pot roast on Sundays in the Dining Hall but not this good version!

    1. This IS a good version. Wish I could share.

  3. I've made this recipe of yours. I recommend it and my granddaughter does too!

    1. It's a recipe that I can depend on. We all need a few of those.


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