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3 Envelope Roast

3 Envelope Roast

Ready in 6 hours
156 review(s) averaging 4.5. 88% would make again

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This was really good and easy.

"I'm not a huge fan of roast. It seems the meat just never has any flavor, despite having seasoned it. But my dad bought us this 7 pound roast and I needed a recipe to cook it up, and I found this one. I cut the roast in half so as to adhere to the recipe, but also so it would fit in my crock pot. I seasoned the meat with pepper, garlic and onion and browned in oil with garlic. The end result was really good. Still not a fan of such a bland meat, but the gravy it made was spectacular! I could have eaten it by itself."

- mtdewaddict82


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3 pound roast (beef or pork) such as chuck roast
1 envelope dry Italian dressing mix
1 envelope dry ranch dressing mix
1 envelope dry brown gravy mix
Water; - for a pressure cooker 1 cup water

Original recipe makes 0 Servings



(Please note in a SLOW COOKER you CAN cut in half the dry ingredients if you find it overpowering.)

In the pressure cooker use the whole envelopes. I prefer the whole envelopes in either method of cooking.

Put the water in a measuring cup that is larger then the amount of water you are using. Now add and mix all three envelopes of dry salad dressings to the water. Mix until blended completely.

Brown the roast (if desired) I love mine browned in the CE 8 qt PC)

Add the meat to your cooker

Pour the water, salad dressing mixture over the roast

Now cook as usual. In the CE Pressure Cooker, I cooked it for 70 minutes and used quick release method can and probably should use natural but I am always in a hurry when making this as it smells so good! In the slow cooker cook it on high for about 4 hours on low about 8 hours.

You can use the liquid for gravy or broth!


This roast was great! My family loved it and it pulled apart with a fork.


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added veges had left over from another recipe photo by DestinyFaith DestinyFaith

photo by RoseJShields RoseJShields

Very flavorful and tender photo by gdickens3 gdickens3

photo by cdormer cdormer

photo by sgrishka sgrishka

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It was good, but the high sodium in it made my hubbie swell up like nothing else I've ever made.
catm 4 months ago
irishrutter 5 months ago
Always delicious, every time. I add carrots, celery, and potatoes and cook this on LOW for 8 hours in the crockpot. Amazing. I've also added mushrooms and peppers during the last hour of cooking. Simply delicious!!
cjvigg 8 months ago
This was outstanding. I used a little cornstarch to thicken gravy and served with rice. Excellent!
CindaC 8 months ago
shine6874 9 months ago
This seemed like it would have way too many unhealthy ingredients so I only used half of each of the powdery things and it still tasted great!
pfedorchak 9 months ago
Very good! I made this in the crock pot and I made roast beef sandwiches out of it. It was amazing!
Sara127 9 months ago
I used red wine instead of the water, everyone enjoyed this dish!
Mags2014 12 months ago
3mere 1 year ago
Fantastic. I added some onion and fresh mushrooms. The roast was tender and delicious!
cook646 1 year ago
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