Home » Method » Slow Cooker » Slow Cooker 3-Packet Roast

Slow Cooker 3-Packet Roast

Slow Cooker 3-Packet Pot Roast- a tender, flavorful pot roast made with 3 packets: brown gravy mix, Ranch seasoning, and Italian Dressing mix. So much flavor and so easy to make!

Slow Cooker 3-Packet Pot Roast over mashed potatoes.

Simple Ingredients

The only other ingredients you’ll need besides a packet of brown gravy mix, Ranch seasoning, and Italian dressing mix are a 2 1/2 to 4 pound chuck roast, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. If you don’t want any spice, leave the crushed red pepper flakes out.

Cooked Pot Roast in a slow cooker.

Easy Dump and Go Recipe

You can sear the roast first in a pan to give it a little extra flavor, but this step can easily be skipped to save time and reduce dirty dishes.

Tasty Gravy

The packets create a super yummy gravy while the roast cooks. Optional: To thicken the gravy, add a cornstarch slurry to the slow cooker after you remove the pot roast and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes.

How To Serve

Since the roast has a delicious gravy, I like to serve it over mashed potatoes, white rice, or egg noodles. I take 2 forks and shred the meat some so that the gravy really coats it well. Great sides are roasted carrots, green peas, southern-style green beans, creamy mac and cheese, and lima beans.

Slow Cooker 3-Packet Pot Roast on a serving platter.

Recipe Tip

You can sear the chuck roast in a pan to give it a little extra flavor, but this step can easily be skipped to save time and reduce dirty dishes.

Storage

Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days. Can be frozen in a ziptop freezer bag for up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight.

This roast can also be made in an instant pot- Instant Pot 3-Packet Roast.

Slow Cooker 3-Packet Pot Roast over mashed potatoes.

More Slow Cooker Beef Recipes

Slow Cooker 3-Packet Roast

Slow Cooker 3-Packet Pot Roast- a tender, flavorful pot roast made with 3 packets: brown gravy mix, Ranch seasoning, and Italian Dressing mix.
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 (2 1/2 to 4-pound) chuck roast
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix
  • 1 packet Ranch seasoning
  • 1 packet Italian dressing (I use Good Seasons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions

  • Optional- Sear the roast first.
    Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil. Sear the roast until browned on both sides.
  • Place roast in 6-quart slow cooker.
  • Sprinkle gravy mix, ranch seasoning, and Italian dressing mix on top.
    Sprinkle with black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.
    Pour water on top of roast.
  • Cover slow cooker and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours.
  • Remove the roast and place on a serving platter. Tent with foil to keep warm.
    Whick together cornstarch with cold water and whisk into liquid in slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 20 minutes to thicken.
    Note: To do this step faster, transfer to a pot and bring to a boil over high heat on the stove. Let simmer for 1 minute.

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcal
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, crock pot, slow cooker

Want to Save This Recipe?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




I accept the Privacy Policy

Scroll to Top