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3 Envelope Roast


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I now have time to get a post complete. I’ll be back again tomorrow morning with another one for you. I found this recipe for 3 envelope roast over at My Sister’s Kitchen, she adapted the recipe from Big Oven. I love a good crock pot recipe and this is now added to my go-to list.

It is also very simple to make and turns out nice and tasty. I even used the juices leftover to make gravy. I thickened it with a slurry made from flour and water, then added some beef bouillon and salt. It was excellent. When packets of salad dressings and gravy go on sale, stock up for this wonderful recipe.

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Here is what you need to make the

3 Envelope Roast

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3 Envelope Roast


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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 envelope of dry Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1 envelope of dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 envelope of dry brown gravy mix
  • 3 pound beef roast (such as chuck roast)


  1. Place the water in a medium bowl. Add all three envelopes of dry salad dressings/gravy to the water. Mix until blended completely.
  2. Brown the roast (if desired). Add the roast to your slow cooker. Pour the water/salad dressing mixture over the roast.
  3. Place in the slow cooker and cook on high for about 4 hours or on low about 8 hours.
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Lisa July 28, 2017 - 5:51 pm


Don Cavalli October 13, 2016 - 5:51 pm

We make this all the time but … I changed it up a bit. If you want a really hardy broth, substitute 1 cup of red wine and one cup of beef broth for the two cups of water …. makes THE best Au jus!!

Bridget January 6, 2015 - 5:58 pm

Made today, but don’t know why, accidentally used french onion instead of ranch, 1 cup water, and on my 10 hour setting. My husband who normally isn’t a roast fan had 3 servings!

3 Envelope Steak and Gravy | Real Mom Kitchen October 1, 2014 - 6:15 am

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Diane October 8, 2013 - 7:23 am

I love this, so does my husband who always refused to eat roast. I put my vegetables in and then the roast. For the gravy I just get an extra packet of brown gravy mix and use the juice from the roast, so much easier than making it with a flour slurry.

Peggy December 31, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Just tried this recipe…..I don’t own a crock pot so I used Pampered Chef 9 x 13 oblong stone pan.
I browned meat in the pan 400 5 mins each side.
Added the liquid/mixes & covered with foil.
Baked 300 for 3 hours. It’s fantastic ! ! !

Sharon August 28, 2013 - 12:01 am

Rave reviews fom the family….word of warning, don’t salt the roast before browning.

Sharon ouchie August 27, 2013 - 1:10 pm

I cut a slit in the roast, added garlic cloves and browned it. Placed the roast in the crockpot, covered with a sliced onion. I added a bouillon cube, a bay leaf and added a little red wine for part of the water….you should smell my kitchen- I can’t wait for dinner

Anne June 19, 2013 - 11:10 am

absolutely excellent! i made the mistake of getting an envelope of onion soup mix instead of ranch dressing – but by the time i realized the mistake, i’d already put in the onion soup mix, so i added the ranch dressing mix (making mine a 4 envelop roast) i fortunately found in the pantry – i also didn’t use a chuck roast as there was another cut of roast on sale – however, this was THE Very Best roast i’ve ever tasted and my (hard to please) husband agreed – thank you soooo much for sharing this!

Amy April 28, 2013 - 5:52 pm

I made this tonight for the family and it was so delicious! It was the best roast I have ever had!!! We will definitely eat this again.

Amy April 28, 2013 - 5:48 pm

Made this for the family tonight and it was so delicious! Will definitely make again!

Elizabeth February 26, 2012 - 3:45 pm

This was soo good!!
I’ve shared it on my blog.

Laurie@Food is Love August 2, 2011 - 9:23 pm

Mary!!! It look fabulous!!!! I knew it would be great!!! Good deal!! Slow cooker is a good friend on hot days!!! Gotta love it!

Nina July 17, 2009 - 11:44 am

This does look like a really yummy recipe! We don't have a slow cooker, but I'll have to try the same thing as a "regular" roast in terms of cooking method. I love that there aren't 75 ingredients – as a working mother of 2 under 3, plus a husband and 2 cats, easy equals good!

firewife June 7, 2009 - 8:53 pm

That was the best tasting roast I've ever made. We had it for dinner today and it was yummy. It made the best gravy also, I did't have boullion so I used an envelope of brown gravy and mushroom gravy and put the water in that they each called for and it was tasty. Thanks for the down home recipes that are easy to make..

mary'smom June 5, 2009 - 10:12 am

Thank you for the music. I enjoy reading your recipes as well as listening to the music.

Laura June 5, 2009 - 7:04 am

The gravy tasted excellent after the addition of a little bouillon and salt.

Angie June 4, 2009 - 10:42 pm

How does the gravy taste? (for potatoes)

ButterYum June 4, 2009 - 5:43 am

I've made this recipe many times… it really is tasty, isn't it.

Carrie June 4, 2009 - 5:12 am

I love how simple that is! It looks yummy too!!