I have come across this roast a few times and I kept thinking, no way it can be that good and THAT easy. Whenever I hear pot roast I think of hours and hours of cooking, having to babysit it and all the things that could go wrong. Well, I promise you that this one really was as easy and good as it says. I just threw a 4 lb. roast in my crockpot with some veggies, sprinkled them with 4 packet of seasonings and turned the crockpot on low. I came back 8 hours later and it was perfect, so so good. It got great reviews from our guests for Christmas Eve dinner. I will be making this again!
4 Packet Pot Roast
from Sisters Cafe
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 packet brown gravy mix
1 packet Italian salad dressing mix
1 packet onion soup mix
1 roast of choice *I used a 4lb roast
1/2-3/4 cup of water
assorted veggies if desired *I just used carrots and potatoes, but you could just use carrots and make mashed potatoes for the side, using the drippings from the crockpot as gravy!
Place roast in crockpot. Arrange vegetables around the roast if being used. Sprinkle the mix packets over the roast. Pour water around the roast. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
*If you think the gravy from the roast afterwards is too thin, you can strain it into a skillet, sprinkle some flour in and make a gravy. It turned out really good. It would be great with mashed potatoes.