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Easy Crock Pot Beef Roast

Updated on August 1, 2013

Many people have discovered that crock pot cooking is a great way to save time in the kitchen. I mostly use the crock pot in winter, because there is nothing better than coming in from the cold to an already prepared hot meal. Finding a quick meal recipe that the whole family will love is always a challenge. This recipe was originally given to me by a friend; I do not know the original source as it is posted all over the internet. There’s a reason it is posted so many places, this recipe is truly amazing.

Everyone I know who has tried this has made it again and again. One of my friends posted it on Facebook and admitted to making it three times one week.


Hope this recipe becomes a favorite in your family as it has in mine. For an easy meal we serve this with a tub of refrigerator mashed potatoes, and either a salad or steamed broccoli. This also makes e a great dish to take to a family get together or potluck dinner. You will be sure to get lots of complements.

You may consider adjusting the amount of seasoning blends used if you prefer a less salty roast. This is very flavorful, and thus fairly high in sodium. But for an occasional treat this quick meal recipe is delicious. The gravy that the meat makes is amazing over mashed potatoes.


  • One 4-5 pound beef roast, whichever type you prefer
  • One (1 1/4 ounce) package brown gravy mix, dry
  • One (1 1/4 ounce) package Italian salad dressing mix, dry
  • One (1 1/4 ounce) package ranch dressing mix, dry
  • 1/2 cup water


  1.  Place beef roast in crock pot.
  2.  Mix the dried mixes together in a bowl and sprinkle over the roast.
  3.  Pour the water around the roast.
  4. Let the roast cook for around 7 to 9 hours on medium heat

It should be nice and tender and VERY flavorful.  I will usually leave out just a smidge of each of the flavor packets because I’m worried about the meat being too salty, but many others have cooked it to the exact recipe and had no problems.  Another variation is to make it with an onion soup mix packet instead of the brown gravy mix.  I have never tried that myself but seen it mentioned several times by others.

The Right Crock Pot Makes a Difference

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      jenesmith01 7 years ago from North Texas

      sounds really tasty! im going to give it a try