3 Envelope Roast

3 Envelope Roast

162 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 87% would make again

Ready in 6 hours 05 minutes

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."


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


Very flavorful and tender



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Good, but my husband swelled up like a tick from all the salt.
catm 9m ago

I hope this finds everyone well? I made this 2 days ago. This is a very flavorful dish. It is a bit on the salty side. I did not use a pressure cooker I use your crockpot and I use leftover roast beef from Thanksgiving dinner. I made sandwiches and added arugula lettuce and a few other things. And they were good.
atlproctor 1y ago

My son refuses to eat any form of roast. He loves it when I make this.
lolliesofcherries 1y ago

Loved it. Made it for my in-laws they loved it too.
Jerrigirl 1y ago

Very good, really good taste wasn't sure it would be.
dmcmil4911 1y ago

I am not a fan of the normal dry, bland tasting roasrt in general. However this simple to do method is one I will repeat more than once. I used hot water nd a blender to desolve mixes. Slow cooked for 5 hours. It was suprisingly tasty.
Cyrano 1y ago

It was good, but the high sodium in it made my hubbie swell up like nothing else I've ever made.
catm 1y ago

irishrutter 1y 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 1y ago

This was outstanding. I used a little cornstarch to thicken gravy and served with rice. Excellent!
CindaC 1y ago

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