Monday, October 10, 2011

Crockpot Pot Roast with Veggies

With a 15 month old in my house, I am really trying to embrace the art of crockpot cooking.  It allows for such a stress free mealtime and more play time with my princess.  So when I received an email the other day from featuring their five most popular crockpot recipes, I knew I had to read that one!  That's where I found To-Die-For Pot Roast.  Well, of course I had to check it out.  Now, I'm not sure I would call this To-Die-For because I think that term should be reserved for brownies, cakes, and other yummy desserts.  However, this roast was so darn good!!!  We will definitely be having this again at our house!  Not only was this a delicious meal, but it was also so SIMPLE!!!  Add some slices of your favorite homemade bread for a delicious hearty meal!! 

Note:  The recipe on the above website had over a thousand comments and suggestions.  I spent lots of time pondering those suggestions in order to get this recipe to my tastes.  I did not follow the original recipe.  I added veggies, more water, and reduced the amount of the ranch dressing.  If you are sensitive to salt, you may want to consider reducing the amount of the other seasonings as well.

You will need a 3-4 pound roast, ( I used a 3.5 lb. chuck roast.), 1 pkg. brown gravy mix, 1 pkg. Italian dressing, 1/2 pkg. Ranch dressing, 5-6 small red potatoes, 1 lb. baby carrots, and 1 cup water. 
Mix dry seasonings together.  Place roast in crockpot and sprinkle 1/2 of the dry seasoning mixture directly over roast.  Mix remainder of dry seasonings with water and pour into bottom of crockpot.  Arrange veggies around roast.  Cook on low for 8-9 hours.
Remove veggies and meat from crockpot.
I added in a little flour (1/8-1/4 c.) to the liquid in the bottom of crockpot and turned the crockpot on high.  This takes just a few minutes.  Whisk flour into the drippings to make a delicious gravy.  Next time I make this, I will add a little milk too.

This is truly crockpot cooking at its best!!!

Crockpot Pot Roast with Veggies
3-4 lb. beef roast
1 pkg. Good Seasons Italian Dressing
1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix (I only used 1/2 a package!)
1 pkg. Brown Gravy Mix
1 cup water
5-6 small red potatoes
1 lb. bag baby carrots

Place roast in bottom of crockpot.  Mix together dry seasonings and sprinkle half the mixture directly on roast.  Mix the other half of dry seasonings with 1 c. water and pour into bottom of crockpot.  Arrange veggies around roast.  Cook on low for 8-9 hours. 

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