Slow Cooker 3-Packet Pot Roast
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
A scrumptious and delightful classic pot roast meal that is fast to prep for the freezer and hands off to cook in the slow cooker. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) beef chuck roast
  • 2 - lb(s) baby potatoes
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - packet(s) Italian dressing mix
  • 1 - packet(s) ranch dressing mix
  • 1 - packet(s) gravy mix
  • 1 - cup(s) water
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the beef roast and baby potatoes into the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the 3 packets of dry mix and the water. Pour directly onto the beef roast. If your slow cooker “runs hot” and dries out meat, pour an additional 1/2 cup of water into the base of the slow cooker.
  3. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Once finished cooking, slice or shred the beef with 2 forks and mix into the sauce.
  4. Prepare salad.
  5. Serve Slow Cooker 3-Packet Pot Roast with baby potatoes and side salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 2 packets of Italian dressing mix, 2 packets of Ranch dressing mix, 2 packets of gravy mix with 2 cups of water.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. beef chuck roast
  • 2 lb. bag baby potatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the prepared sauce into each baggie

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free packet mixes.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free packet mixes.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker 3-Packet Pot Roast

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, slice or shred the beef with 2 forks.
Serve with salad.

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