Day 29 of 31 // Slow Cooker Pot Roast recipe + Two Ways to Serve It

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

There's an art, and quite possibly a science, to making dinner for your family each night isn't there.  Although I don't really enjoy menu planning and cooking, I do enjoy being the one that gets to serve my family in this way. 

But let's face it, crock pots are a beautiful thing aren't they? The setup is easy, and the outcome is delicious.  I am finding such art in walking through the door after a day of running around to the smell of dinner awaiting.

Mine gets a lot of use this time of year.  I thought I would share our current favorite crock pot recipe. 

// Three Packet Slow Cooker Pot Roast //  With two nights of dinner options!

I  N  G  R  E  D  I  E  N  T  S

2 to 3 pound beef roast
1 pkg Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
1 pkg brown gravy mix
1 pkg Italian dressing mix 
3/4 cup water

D  I  R  E  C  T  I  O  N  S

Place roast in the crock pot and combine ranch mix, gravy mix, and Italian dressing mix with 3/4 cup of water.  Pour mixture over roast and cook on low for 6 hours.  Once beef is falling apart, take two forks and shred it a bit more.  Cook another hour or two. 

When it's done, you then have two days worth of food:

Day 1 // Serve the shredded beef over mashed potatoes with a side of roasted brussels sprouts or green beans.

Day 2 // Warm up leftover beef.  Place sliced mozzarella on the bottom of an Italian sub roll, then put warm beef & juices on top of the cheese to make Shredded Beef Sandwiches.  


This post is part of a series I'm writing for the month of October entitled "31 Days of Seeing the Art in Everyday Life."  See all other posts in this series by clicking here



  1. I've made this a few times and our family always loves it! It is so easy too!!

    1. Yes! Its so easy and delicious! Glad you're already aware. :)

  2. Looks delicious. You had me at Hidden Valley Ranch packet.

    1. I feel like I should stock up on those packets and try to find every possible recipe for them. Delish!


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