Slow cooker beef

    6 hours 10 min

    This is a simple and delicious way to cook beef. A beef joint is slowly cooked in a sauce made by combining water, Italian salad dressing mix, ranch dressing mix and gravy mix. It's the perfect winter warming dish.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 250ml water
    • 20g dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
    • 30g ranch dressing mix
    • 20g gravy mix
    • 1 (1.35kg) boneless beef roast

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr10min 

    1. Whisk together the water, Italian-style salad dressing mix, ranch dressing mix and gravy mix together in a bowl until smooth. Place the beef roast into a slow cooker and pour the sauce over top.
    2. Cook on Low until the roast is easily pierced by a fork, 6 to 8 hours.


    Dry Italian-style salad dressing mix and ranch dressing dip mix can be purchased online.

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    2 thumbs up! Of all the slow cooker roast recipes I have tried... there have been many due to my hectic schedule, this is by far the easiest and most tasty. I added quartered potatoes and baby carrots to the cooker to complete this meal. The coloring of the veggies due to the packet mixes were inviting. The flavor was exceptional. Thanks for such a keeper killer recipe!  -  12 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    4 stars for ease of preparation. I have been making versions of this roast for years. It can be made with 1 can beef broth instead of the gravy mix and water; water & gravy- or broth-, and Italian dressing mix; or 2 pkg Italian dressing mix, beef broth -or water & gravy mix-; any combination works. The sodium content will vary with what you end up using. It falls apart so you can easily shred for sandwiches. Also I've made with top or bottom round for less fat. I usually fix mashed potatoes with it and don't salt them. Leftover beef and juices are good for beginnings of soup next day- refrigerate and then skim off the fat that has hardened.  -  13 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    My father in law made this same roast. Really good. I always braise the meat before I add it to the crockpot and add a sliced onion or two. Phenom gravy and really good over garlic/rosemary mashed potatoes. NOTE: If the inclination takes, you can use lemon-lime soda instead of the water. Also, if you're pinching pennies, this also works with stew meat.  -  18 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)