This is our "go-to" pot roast recipe which I discovered a couple years ago on AllRecipes.com - it's super easy and comes out SO delicious and flavorful! The combination of ingredients is perfect, and easily adjustable depending on what you have in the cupboards at the time. The original recipe calls for 1 packet ranch dressing mix, 1 packet Italian dressing mix, 1 packet brown gravy mix, 1 onion and 1 can of beef broth. I don't always have brown gravy or Italian dressing mixes on hand, and have used mushroom gravy or pork gravy packets instead of brown gravy and have used bottled Italian dressing in place of dry a few times - each time it comes out perfect! I love this recipe!
I started with packets of pork gravy mix, and ranch dressing mix, a bottle of Italian dressing, a can of beef broth and the beef roast (chuck I believe). I forgot to include 1 large onion in the ingredients picture!
I cut one large onion into about 6 wedges.
I place the onion evenly around the roast in the crock pot.
Next I sprinkled on the dry gravy mix.
Followed by the packet of ranch dressing mix.
Then half the bottle of dressing.
All seasoned and ready for the broth!
Topped off with a can of beef broth!
I usually cook my roast on low all day while I'm at work, but this one I cooked on a day I was home and set it to high for 5 1/2 hours and it was PERFECT!! Beautifully fork tender.
The meat is super tender, infused with flavor and with a little drizzle of juice it just bursts with goodness!
The onions in this are fantastic, I love a big serving of them with the meat, they melt in your mouth!
A "southern" plate, loaded up with roast, onions, mac 'n cheese, glazed carrots and mashed potatoes!
Recipe slightly adapted from AllRecipes
1 (2-3 pound) beef chuck roast
1 large onion, diced into large wedges
1 (1 ounce) package dry Italian salad dressing mix (can substitute 6-8 ounces bottled Italian dressing if desired)
1 (1 ounce) package dry Ranch-style dressing mix
1 (1.2 ounce) package brown gravy mix (can substitute pork or mushroom gravy mix if desired)
1 (14.5 ounce) can beef broth
Put roast in a crock pot and place onions around it.
Sprinkle the Italian salad dressing mix (or bottled dressing), Ranch dressing mix, and gravy mix evenly over the roast. Pour in the beef broth.
Cook over high heat for 4-6 hours or on low for 8-12 hours (or until fork tender).
You can use the juices as an au jus, or thicken on the stove with flour or cornstarch to make a yummy gravy.