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Upon recommendation from Canarygirl I tried this recipe...this was a suggested entry in my unofficial “Charlene cooks slow with her slow cooker” contest. Well what can I say Yooper, you’ve got yourself one great recipe here! Not only is the taste superior, but this is incredibly easy. My one and only qualm with this recipe was that you didn’t provide a “size” of roast, and for me a newcomer to crockpot cooking that turned out to be a bit of a problem. When all was said and done I ended up with a cooking time of 9 hours, 5 of which were low and the remaining 4 of which were on high. I used a 5 lb. sirloin tip and like many others I put baby spuds and carrots in alongside. I didn’t cut back on any of the mixes, I used them as a rub and I used the ½ cup of water as suggested and we found the taste to be splendid, it certainly was not overly salty, rather it was just right. I’m submitting a photo of this delicious roast while there’s still some left to photograph!!! .

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HOUSEMANAGER (Charlene) August 02, 2002

I read just about all the reviews on this recipe before trying it and was a bit scared due to the negative feedback. Ya know what they say .. 1 "oh crap" negates 10 "attaboy"s. Anyway I tried it and loved it.. I put my veggies in at the begining as some said and it turned out great, the mushrooms and onions were the best of the veggies I think. The meat just fell apart and I had no problem with the salt content, I think this may depend on the type of mix used. Great recipe and I will be making it again soon.

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Kenn Osborne October 08, 2002

Made this today for Sunday dinner. It was terrific. I threw potatoes and carrots in with my roast. Thanks for posting.

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Bogey'sMom June 03, 2002

Today was a cold and rainy day...a perfect day to do a roast. Yooper's "To Die For Cockpot Roast" was excellent!!! I used a full package of the brown gravy mix and ranch mix and only about half of the italian mix. I did not use all of the mix...just enough to give the roast a good coating. I will make this roast again and again and again. Thank you Yooper for a great recipe!

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Merlot June 17, 2002

My husband is a yooper...so i HAD to try this recipe....he LOVED it and so did my 3 and 5 year old!!!! I will pass this on to my mother who was curious to know if it would be a winner!!! It's a winner!! thanks!!

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Karin Jensen June 21, 2002

Tried this recipe tonight. Fixed it in my crock pot and enjoyed the aroma all day! I chose to use 1/2 pkg Italian Dressing Mix, all of Ranch Dressing Mix, and Brown Gravy Mix. I added just a little more water for more gravy. After cooking I sliced the beef and served with au jus for Italian Beef style sandwiches with Cole Slaw. Had enough for leftovers!My husband ate two servings and gave it a thumbs up!

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Sandy One June 17, 2002

This was absolutely delicious. I'll continue making this for a long time. I used all of the seasonings and it wasn't too salty for my taste. It was just perfect!

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gardenz June 02, 2002

I was so anxious to try this recipe, considering the way so many of you have been raving about it like lunatics! I have to say though, that quite honestly, I was horribly disappointed. Maybe there was just too much expectation, but it was NOT "to die for" in our home. I followed the recipe to the letter, but we did not care for the flavour combo, and we didn't find the meat very tender, either. No one cleaned their plate and no one ate the leftovers. Sorry to rain on the parade!

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G.I. Jane September 05, 2002

Excellent, easy, and worry-free! Followed the recipe as shown, but used only 1/2 of the Italian salad dressing package, as advised. I saved the other half package for the next time I make this, because there WILL be a next time! And I just used a plain ol' pot roast. Thanks!

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KeyWee June 20, 2002

I used half of the ranch dsg and I will try using all of it next time. I love salt! I too added new potatoes at the bottom of the crock pot and placed carrots on the top of my rump roast. My husband and sons loved sopping up the gravy with rolls. Easy!

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sweet and sour July 02, 2002
To Die for Crock Pot Roast