Monday, December 22, 2014

Three Packet Pot Roast

This was great, our family really enjoyed it, I used two packets of each (left the water the same) and didn't add the extra packages till the last couple of hours it cooked.  I feel like it could have been more tender I cooked mine on low for 7 hours and then checked it and bumped it to high for the last two hours.  I feel like these changes really enhanced the flavor!
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package brown gravy mix, dry
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dried Italian salad dressing mix
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package ranch dressing mix, dry1 cup water
1 (4 -5 lb) beef roast, (Whatever cut is your favorite, or on sale)

Grab your crock pot or preheat your oven to 300 degrees f.
Plop your Roast into your Crock-Pot or Roasting Pan.
Mix together all the dry seasoning packets and rub the mixture all over the roast.
Add your water around the roast (NOT on the meat or you'll rinse off seasonings!)
          Crock Pot = add 1/2 cup water 
          Oven = add enough water to submerge the bottom 1/3 of your roast.
Add Your Veggies (carrots, potatoes, onions, etc
Don't forget to season your veggies too! salt and pepper is fine.
         Crock Pot - toss veggie into the crock pot on top of and around your roast. 
         Oven - Wait until your roast cooks for an hour to add veggies, 
                       unless you are using big potatoes and big carrots, 
                       to avoid over-cooking them and ending up with mushy veggies!
              After one hour of your roast cooking, add the veggies arranging and 
              tucking them around all sides of the roast.
Cook Your Pot-Roast!
          Crock Pot - 6-7 hours on low, Or, 2 hours on High then 3 hours on Low 
                Oven - Cover (foil is fine!) and cook for 3-4 hours at 300 degrees f.
Test the veggies by poking a bigger potato or carrot with a fork...  
          if they are tender, you are ready to eat!
Serve with the yummy juices from your crock pot or pan, 
           (I often thicken it with some flour to make a gravy instead of juice,

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