Very good, may use with pork also.
This was a GREAT recipe. We had this for 6 people and we wanted some leftovers so we used (2) 3 lb. potroasts and only changed the recipe to use 1 cup water rather than 1/2 cup. The roast was wonderful and we only had about one serving left over. Everyone one went back for at least seconds if not thirds. I didn't find it too salty, but we did use 6 lbs. of meat. We also used the drippings for gravy which was out of this world good.
I can't believe I never rated this! I made this a few months ago. I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of roast. This sure has changed my mind! So tender and flavorful!! It's kind of a lazy Sunday in our house, so I just threw this together for dinner tonight. Cant' wait! So quick and so easy. Thanks for a great recipe!
To reviewers who had dried out meat...I just experienced a dried out roast for the first time after using this recipe countless times with excellent results. The only thing I did differently was to thaw my frozen roast in the microwave prior to cooking. The meat partially cooked during the thaw. If this happened to you, I suggest you try it again. I do believe that this recipe is still...The best I've ever had! I always bake in a 300 degree oven for at least four hours as was suggested. When done, take out the meat and add up to one cup of water to the pan, scraping the sides and bring to a boil. This gravy is awesome with the meat and mashed potatoes. IF there are left-overs, this makes a wonderful base for vegetable beef soup. Thanks for posting this, Yooper.
We make this all the time and it is delicious! I add some potatoes, carrots and onions to the pot and before you know it the entire house smells like heaven! A definite keeper!~
Beef was very very tender, but so salty I couldn't stand it. Also, when I plugged all the ingredients into another website recipe analyzer it came up as having 4309 mg of sodium. I believe it.
Just wasn't good
I have made this several times, and everyone is surprised that a pot roast is so tasty. Everyone wants the recipe after they try it once. Around here, I was unable to find the mixes in 1 1/4 oz. size. I experimented with 1 1/2 packets, but then tried it with the one ounce packets, and the difference was unnoticable. I would recommend the 1 oz size if the other is not available in your area. Add vegies and your meal is complete. Please try, you will be happy you did.
I made this roast for a Sunday dinner & for Christmas last year and it was a big hit. I don't eat meat so appreciated a recipe that required minimal interaction. Everyone loved it so I am making it again this year. I used a 10lb roast.
I needed a "Crock Pot" recipe, because we had a day at the lake planned, and needed a meal that was ready when we returned. I was unsure about the envelopes of seasonings - gravy mix, Italian dressing and ranch. I usually don't use too many prepackaged products. The taste and texture of this roast was just wonderful, actually "To Die For". Seriously, I will use this recipe again and again. Just personal preference, I combined the packets and rubbed them over the large eye of round roast and then browned it in a little olive oil. Before placing in the crockpot I put in 5-6 chunked up carrots, 2 onions, sliced, and some flat leaf parsley. Oh, yes, and two garlic cloves, smashed. There was leftover seasoning that I just sprinkled over the whole mess before I added the 1/2 cup white wine ('cause that was all I had, next time I'll try a cab) instead of water. The gravy was so flavorful, after the roast was cooked, I put the liquid in the crockpot into a sauce pan with a little corn starch (slurry) and used my stick blender to smooth it out, then heated it up to thicken. Everyone really enjoyed it - served it with Mashed red potatoes with Garlic and Parm. and Bruschetta and the Lemon Pie Cake. Very easy - but it didn't taste like it!