Monday, December 13, 2010

Amanda's Easiest Ever Crock Pot Roast

I am linking this recipe to Your Recipe, My Kitchen this week.  I posted this one a while back so if you are stopping by to see it, I'd love for you to check out some of my more recent recipes too. 
This is a good one...hope you enjoy.  I'll be making this again this week!

Well, life has certainly gotten in the way the past couple of weeks and kept me from posting anything here on the blog.  It's times like this when I am so happy to have really quick and easy recipes to go to that my family loves.  I recently tried a new one and immediately added it  as a new family favorite. 

Amanda at Serenity Now posted a recipe not long ago for the Easiest Ever Crock Pot Roast.  The way I usually make a crock pot roast is really easy but this sounded a little different so I wanted to try it.  I am so glad I did.  Yes, it is super easy and it also is super yummy!  I neglected to take any pictures (life has been crazy for a couple of weeks, remember?) so I am using one of Amanda's pictures.  And be sure to click on the link to go directly to her post for additional pictures and to read her post.
(Amanda's Easiest Ever Crock Pot Roast.  Photo from Amanda's blog, Serenity Now.)
Amanda's Easiest Ever Crock Pot Roast
1/2 cup water
1 packet Italian Dressing Mix  (as info I used Good Seasons)
1 packet Ranch Dressing Mix  (as info I used Hidden Valley)
1 packet Brown Gravy Mix  (as info I used McCormicks)
1 Beef Roast, sized for your crock pot  (I actually used a london broil 'cause that's what I had in the freezer)

Pour 1/2 cup water into base of crock pot and place roast inside. Pour dressing packets and gravy packet over roast. Cover and cook 6-7 hours on low. 

***Amanda's version adds potatoes and veggies to the crock pot after cooking the roast for 4 hours and letting the taters & veggies cook for 2-3 hours.  She uses 2-3 potatoes with the skin on cut into chunks and mixed veggies (she uses a bag of frozen carrots, broccoli & cauliflower). 
I didn't add the taters & veggies to mine this time.  Instead I served the roast & gravy over egg noodles with broccoli on the side. 

Hope you enjoy this easy recipe.  Thanks Amanda!!!


  1. I'm so glad you liked it!! :) Thanks for the shout out. I really appreciate that you linked back to me. :) A lot of people don't bother. That was sweet of you. :)

  2. I make my roasts just like this. It is so delicious. I never thought of adding the veggies. Thanks for the great idea. Can't wait to try it out.

  3. I use these same mixes on my roasts, too, but I add 2 cups of grape or apple juice instead of the water. It makes the most incredible gravy ever. Thanks for linking up!