Grandma's 4-Ingredient Beef Pot Roast Recipe Has Stood the Test of Time by 30Seconds Food

Grandma's 4-Ingredient Beef Pot Roast Recipe Has Stood the Test of Time

Need a new idea for dinner? There are classic recipes out there that just stand the test of time. This easy three-packet beef roast recipe is one of them. We bet everyone's grandma made this easy pot roast recipe! If not, maybe it's time to introduce this old-fashioned slow-cooker pot roast recipe to your family. 

Simply put the roast into the slow cooker, combine the packets with water, pour, cover and walk away. In six to eight hours you will be sitting down to the best comfort food meal. If you are watching your sodium, buy low-sodium gravy mix. (Yes, this old-fashioned recipe does have a lot of sodium due to the premade ingredients.)

Serve this easy four-ingredient pot roast recipe with potatoes, rice or egg noodles. The leftovers make great roast sandwiches or reheat for dinner the next night. 

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


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Recipe Notes

  • Use the leftovers for pot roast sandwiches.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the water, ranch dressing mix, Italian dressing mix and brown gravy mix. Whisk to combine. 
  2. Put the roast into a slow cooker. Pour the liquid over the top.
  3. Cover and cook on low for about 6 to 8 hours or until tender.

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Gwen Johnson
My grandma makes this recipe! She'll sometimes cook it in the oven instead of the crock pot.
Oh my gosh this look so good. I most definitely will be making this thank you..
Elisa Schmitz
So delicious, enjoy! Let us know how it turns out for you, Andrew1 !
Nicki Clark
Just got this going in the slow cooker! Super excited. Pairing with fresh green beans and mashed potatoes just like the pic and for dessert making the easy peach cobbler recipe featured by Donna John. This is gonna be a great Sunday dinner for sure.
Elisa Schmitz
Yay, Nicki Clark ! So happy to hear that, and we hope you enjoy it. Donna John 's peach cobbler recipe for dessert is amazing, good call. When should we be there for dinner? LOL! Happy Sunday to all! Ann Marie H. Patitucci Melissa Vickers
Donna John
So happy to hear that, Nicki Clark !!! Sounds like the perfect comfort meal to me.
Over 700 mg of sodium. No thank you.
Bill Heleine
That sounds just YUMMY! I will be putting this in our dinner rotation!
Elisa Schmitz
I know, right? So easy, so tasty. Let us know how it turns out for you, Bill Heleine !

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