Fall-Apart Tender 3-Ingredient Pot Roast Recipe: The Easiest Pot Roast Ever by Ann Marie Patitucci

Fall-Apart Tender 3-Ingredient Pot Roast Recipe: The Easiest Pot Roast Ever

I can’t believe this pot roast recipe has only three ingredients – including the beef! It’s affordable, too, as many slow-cooker recipes are. This is the perfect “set it and forget it” dinner recipe for busy people!

To make this three-ingredient pot roast recipe you will need the following pantry ingredients: a packet of dry gravy mix, a packet of dry salad dressing mix and a sirloin beef tip roast (or your favorite type of beef roast). The seasoning mixes are stirred together with some water in a slow cooker, and then in goes the roast. Cover and cook for about seven hours or until fall-apart tender. 

Serve this tender, juicy pot roast recipe with mashed potatoes (use the sauce as your gravy) and a vegetable or salad.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours and 5 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8


  • 1 sirloin beef tip roast (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 packet (0.6 to .87 ounces) dry gravy mix
  • 1 packet (0.6 to 0.8 ounces) dry salad dressing mix
  • fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

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Recipe Notes

  • Use whatever dry salad dressing mix you like – garlic and herb, ranch, Italian, zesty Italian, balsamic, etc.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Whisk together the water and the contents of both seasoning packets. Add to the slow cooker.
  2. Add the beef roast. Cook on a low setting for 7 hours. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

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Such a simple dinner idea thanks for the recipe 😋
Elisa Schmitz
So easy, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead , and so flavorful. Not much better than that! #yum

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