Three Packet Pot Roast
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4.78 from 36 votes


This Crock Pot 3-Packet Pot Roast is incredibly easy but incredibly tender and flavorful. Set it and forget it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 hrs 30 mins
Total Time7 hrs 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot 3 Packet Pot Roast
Servings: 6
Calories: 462kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 3-4 pound beef chuck roast
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix
  • 1 packet Italian dressing mix
  • 1 tbsp dried chopped onions
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch


  • Heat up a large skillet on high heat. You want to get it good and hot.
  • Add about a tbsp. of vegetable oil into the bottom of the pan.
  • Take a paper towel and dry the meat really good.
  • Season the roast with salt & pepper.
  • When pan is really hot, add your roast. You aren't going to cook it all the way through. You're just browning both sides to give it some added flavor.
  • Once browned, put it into the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • Mix together 2 cups of water with all the seasoning packets and chopped onion. Give it all a good stir.
  • Pour it over the roast.
  • Cook on low for about 6 to 7 hours.
  • Around the last 2-3 hours of baking, you can add in your diced potatoes, carrots and celery if you prefer.
  • This next step is also optional but if you would like your gravy to be a bit thicker, here's how you do it.
  • Mix together cold water with cornstarch.
  • Pour corn starch mixture into your slow cooker and turn the slow cooker up to the high setting.
  • Cook for an additional 30 minutes on high to thicken the gravy.



Calories: 462kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 1462mg | Potassium: 766mg | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 4.7mg