Slow Cooker Three Envelope Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Three Envelope Pot Roast – hands down the BEST pot roast EVER! Super easy to make in the crockpot and everyone LOVES it! Chuck roast, salsa, onion soup mix, au jus gravy mix, and Italian dressing mix. Serve the leftovers on sliders with a super delicious Creamy Chipotle Sauce. Leftovers never tasted so good!

Three Envelope Pot Roast {Slow Cooker} - one of THE BEST pot roast recipes on the internet! Everyone loves this pot roast! Roast, salsa, onion soup, italian dressing and au jus mix. Use leftovers to make sliders. We eat this at least once a month!

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Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

I am really into my slow cooker right now. I absolutely love the convenience of it.  There aren’t many things better than walking in the door from work and having dinner waiting on you! This pot roast recipe was incredibly easy to make, and it tasted delicious! Chicken Legs said he might like this better than our usual Italian pot roast. We both loved the flavor from the onion soup mix and the zip from the salsa.

Three Envelope Pot Roast {Slow Cooker} - one of THE BEST pot roast recipes on the internet! Everyone loves this pot roast! Roast, salsa, onion soup, italian dressing and au jus mix. Use leftovers to make sliders. We eat this at least once a month!

How to Make Pot Roast in the Crockpot

This pot roast is super easy to make. Place the pot roast in the slow cooker. Whisk together water, salsa, onion soup mix, Italian dressing mix, and au jus gravy mix. Pour the mixture over the pot roast and let it cook until it is fall apart tender.

  • What kind of roast do you use for pot roast? The most popular cut to use is a Chuck roast. You can also use a blade roast or rump roast.
  • Do I need to pan sear the roast before adding it to the slow cooker? You can pan sear the roast a few minutes on all sides before adding it to the slow cooker, but it isn’t necessary.
  • What brand of salsa do you like to use? My favorite store-bought salsa brands are Mateo’s and Kylito’s salsa. I buy both at Walmart.
  • Is this pot roast spicy? We did not think this roast was spicy. If you are worried about the heat, feel free to substitute water, tomato juice or beef broth for the salsa.
  • Can you freeze pot roast? Yes! You can make this a freezer meal and place all the ingredients in a freezer bag and freeze until you are ready to cook. There is no need to thaw the ingredients first, you can just place them in the slow cooker frozen. It will take on the longer end of the cooking time.
  • You can freeze leftover pot roast for a quick meal later.
  • Feel free to add vegetables to the slow cooker – potatoes, carrots, onions, and green peas are good.
Three Envelope Pot Roast {Slow Cooker} - one of THE BEST pot roast recipes on the internet! Everyone loves this pot roast! Roast, salsa, onion soup, italian dressing and au jus mix. Use leftovers to make sliders. We eat this at least once a month!

How to Serve Pot Roast

We usually serve this pot roast over grits, mashed potatoes, or rice. This makes a lot of meat, so we always have leftovers. We like to make nachos with our leftover pot roast, but this time we made some pot roast sliders. I serve the sliders on King’s Hawaiian rolls (we love those rolls) and top the meat with some swiss cheese. We popped them in the oven for a few minutes to heat them through and melt the cheese. Finally, we topped the sandwiches with a creamy chipotle sauce. YUM!  I love that we got two different meals with this recipe. This is going in the dinner rotation.

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Slow Cooker 3-Envelope Pot Roast

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 5 mins
Slow Cooker 3-Envelope Pot Roast – hands down the BEST pot roast EVER! Super easy to make in the crockpot and everyone LOVES it! Chuck roast, salsa, onion soup mix, au jus gravy mix, and Italian dressing mix. Serve the leftovers on sliders with a super delicious Creamy Chipotle Sauce. Leftovers never tasted so good!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (3 to 4-lb) chuck roast
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 (1-oz) envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 (0.7-oz) envelope Italian dressing mix
  • 1 (1-oz) envelope Au Jus mix

Creamy Chipotle Sauce

  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
  • 2 tsp creamy horseradish sauce

Instructions:

  • Whisk together water, salsa and seasoning packets.  Place roast in slow cooker.  Pour seasoning mixture over roast.  
  • Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or high for 4-5 hours.

Creamy Chipotle Sauce

  • Mix together and spread on sliders or use as a dip for wings or chicken fingers.

Notes:

The most popular cut to use is a Chuck roast. You can also use a blade roast or rump roast.
You can pan sear the roast a few minutes on all sides before adding it to the slow cooker, but it isn’t necessary.
Can substitute brown gravy mix for au jus gravy mix.
My favorite store-bought salsa brands are Mateo’s and Kylito’s salsa. I buy both at Walmart.
We did not think this roast was spicy. If you are worried about the heat, feel free to substitute water, tomato juice or beef broth for the salsa.
You can make this a freezer meal and place all the ingredients in a freezer bag and freeze until you are ready to cook. There is no need to thaw the ingredients first, you can just place them in the slow cooker frozen. It will take on the longer end of the cooking time.
You can freeze leftover pot roast for a quick meal later.
Feel free to add vegetables to the slow cooker – potatoes, carrots, onions, and green peas are good.

Steph

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  1. Hi,
    Can you tell me if I'm supposed to slice the meat after it's cooked? Or does fall apart and then need to be shredded? I've got the roast, and I plan to make it tomorrow. Thanks!

  2. Made this and the crack potatoes as a surprise gift for daughter (who worked on Mother's Day). The gravy alone is worth gold. Thanks!

  3. Dumb question, but does the beef fall apart as it cooks? Or do I need to shred it once it's done cooking? Thanks!

  4. Okay, second review of my life! This was totally delicious! I thought the ingredients sounded a little bizarre, but it turned out perfectly. Next time (much to my dismay) I will make it with just water instead of salsa, because the husband thought it was too spicy for my one-year-old (who didn't seem to mind, by the way, he ate it up!). Another win! Thanks!

  5. Im Also in Australia- can you also tell us how much the contents of the envelopes weigh?

    Made your crackbread btw. Im 3 slices away from coronary disease but who cares, its FANTASTIC hahaha

  6. I would love to try this recipe however l am in Australia and we don't get the same sort of packet dips etc as you in America. Could you please explain what the Au Jus is?
    Thankyou Kylie

  7. What an interesting combination of flavors with those packets. I'll have to give it a try. I don't buy those rolls, but know they're soft like the brand I buy. I don't like some of those hard topped slider buns…know what I'm talking about? Everything tends to slide out. 🙂 Anyway this whole post sounds delicious.

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