I love this dinner. Does it get easier than dumping a roast, seasoning packets and some carrots in a crockpot? And it is SO good! The last time I made this, my hungry husband snitched a bite of the meat after about 5 hours in the crockpot and said, “This roast is awesome. Let’s eat right now.” I backed him off the roast and forced him to wait while I made Wonderful Mashed Potatoes and a salad. I couldn’t make him wait for gravy, which was okay because that recipe for mashed potatoes can stand alone (and we both ended up augmenting a little with the drippings since they were so good!) This roast was moose, but I have also made it with elk and beef. All are great. You can do a 3 packet roast and leave out the onion soup mix, but while it is still tasty…. it just isn’t as good as with. So I would suggest all 4 packets if you’ve got them! Oh, and once we tried using a bottle of Italian dressing since we didn’t have a dry packet of it… it also wasn’t as good. So I would stick with just the seasoning packets, and you shouldn’t go awry!
4 Packet Roast
Submitted by Mindy ~ The Sisters Cafe
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 packet brown gravy mix
1 packet Italian salad dressing mix
1 packet onion soup mix
1 roast of choice
1/2-3/4 cup of water
assorted veggies if desired (I like carrots the best, but I often use cubed potatoes and onion wedges, as well)
Place roast in crockpot. Arrange vegetables around the roast if being used. Sprinkle the mix packets over the roast. Pour water around the roast. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.