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Name: Nicole L. (tigerbunny) - ,
Total Recipes: 1



Pot Roast Made Easy

Dish: Other
Dish Type: Other
Cooking Method: Crockpot
Difficulty: 1 / 10
Servings: 4-6
Prep Time: 20 - 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 to 8 hours

  • 3 pound - roast
  • 1 package - brown gravy mix
  • 1 package - Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 package - Italian dressing mix
  • 1 cup - water
  • 1/2 - onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 - potatoes, cut in quarters

Using a crockpot, add roast, packaged mixes, water and onion.  Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.  Three hours before serving, add the potatoes and continue cooking. 


I know the package mixes seem  little odd, but they give the meat and potatoes a wonderful flavor.  I enjoy carrots with my pot roast, so I usually throw in some cut up or baby carrots at the same time I throw in the potatoes.  After I remove the roast from the liquid, I use a spoon with a strainer to take out all the other good stuff and then my husband will take the juice out of the crockpot and put it into a sauce pan with some gravy flour and this makes a excellent sauce to pour over the roast and pottoes.  Biscuits are great to soak up any leftover juices.

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Anne M. (Annie-) - ,
12/27/2009 10:50 AM ET
This sounds so good, I am going to make it this week for sure. Thanks, Anne