Tuesday, January 12, 2010

2 Yummmy Meals out of one Roast in the slow cooker!

Photo from here.

I found this recipe here a couple of years ago when googling and looking for a new roast recipe. I absolutely LOVE cooking in my slow cooker! It's awesome as it's basically dump and go, and then about 8 hours later you have a Fabulous meal that you did virtually nothing to prepare.

Now I admit I was skeptical at first myself, sounded a bit to salty but TRUST me it's Awesome! This is the only way I make my roasts now....

I do everything exactly as the recipe from RecipeZaar says except I always brown my roasts beforehand in a tiny bit of olive oil.


  • 1 beef roast, any kind
  • 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, dry
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Brown your roast in a tiny bit of olive oil. Then place in your crockpot.

  2. Mix the dried mixes together in a bowl and sprinkle over the roast.
  3. Pour the water around the roast.
  4. Cook on low for 7-9 hours.
A little more than halfway I add in cut up potatoes and carrots. LOTS of carrots for us as we love them!! This recipe makes a yummy gravy for the potatoes! I always make angel hair pasta right before the roast is done and the roast, potato, and carrot mixture with the gravy is sooooo goood!!!! Serve it with some yummmy bread or rolls and your ready to eat!

Not only is this recipe easy peasy but I love that it requires only a few ingredients and is very inexpensive to make! We always have leftovers. Wanna know what I do with the leftovers? This is almost better than the first time around. I said almost.

1. Take your leftover roast, doesn't matter if it's pork or beef, whatever will work and tear it all apart.

2. Now heat up a skillet with a couple of tablespoons of olive oil ( butter works to ) in it and add your meat.

3. Just cook it long enough to very slightly crisp it and warm it up.

4. Take some sandwich rolls, sliced bread, or hamburger buns with mayo ( that's how we roll ) or whatever your preference and fill with your meat and Enjoy! 

It is soooooooooooo good! It's good with a slice of provolone cheese too!

One Super easy and Yummmo Roast = 2 nights of dinner or dinner and lunch the next day!!


Jenglamgirl said...

Yum Yum Yummy! Nothing like a good slow cooked roast! I love them. I love the idea of the pulled beef sandwhich too. I wonder if that would be good with sweet bread and butter pickle chips... mmmmm! LOVE YOUR HEADER AND NEW LAYOUT... SO SO SO CUTE!

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

love the new look!!
this recipe looks so yummy! i love the slow cooker too! almost everything is better cooked in the slow cooker!

Lisa said...

This sounds so good. I'm writing it down as I type!!

Anonymous said...

Ohh this sounds scrummy thank you for sharing x

Michelle said...

I've used this same recipe several times and it is SOOO good...even my 13 year old daughter who doesn't really like beef too much will eat it (sometimes seconds)!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

jenjen said...

Yummy Nicole! I have a roast sitting in my freezer. I will have to get it out for tomorrow!


kanishk said...

This sounds so good. I'm writing it down as I type!!

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Debbie said...

I also love my slow cooker. It is a wonderful help!