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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Amazing Crock Pot Roast

Cook Time: about 9 hours depending on what you set the crock pot at

Amazing flavor, and so simple! No salt needed here. In fact I make my own mixes which I include the recipes for all here as well and the less salt you use the better it is for you, using less salt in things is easy to get used to, I add more herbs and pepper and hardly use salt at all these days.
You can add some small potatoes and carrots the last hour or 2 if you like and you have a meal in one

What you Need:
1 (4 -5 lb) beef roast, any kind
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package brown gravy mix, dry
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package dried Italian salad dressing mix
1 (1 1/4 ounce) package ranch dressing mix, dry
1/2 cup water

How to Make it:
Place beef roast in crock pot.
Mix the dried mixes together in a bowl and sprinkle over the roast.
Pour the water around the roast.
Cook on low for 7-9 hours
Add your veggies about 7 to 8 hours into cooking and you will have a meal complete! How easy is that?

Here are my mixes I use instead of store bought, it doesn't take that much longer to make these ahead, in fact I have some stored on hand for lots of recipes and we like them better, I use even less salt than they call for and food tastes much better than before and we are feeling better.

 •One envelope of dry Italian dressing mix
Serves: 24
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 
1 tablespoon onion powder 
2 tablespoons oregano, ground or 2 tablespoons oregano leaves 
1 tablespoon dried parsley 
1 tablespoon granulated sugar 
2 tablespoons salt or 2 tablespoons salt substitute 
1 teaspoon black pepper 
1 teaspoon ground basil or 1 teaspoon basil leaves 
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme or 1/4 teaspoon thyme leaves 
1/2 teaspoon dried celery leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried celery flakes 
1 Mix all ingredients together and store in air-tight container.
2 ITALIAN SALAD DRESSING: Mix 2 tbs of this mix with 1/4 cup vinegar, 2 tbs water, and 1/2 to 2/3 cup olive oil or canola oil.
3 Shake before using.

  •One envelope of dry brown gravy mix
1 2/3 cups cornstarch 
6 tablespoons low-sodium beef bouillon cubes 
4 teaspoons instant coffee crystals 
2 teaspoons onion powder 
1 teaspoon garlic powder 
1/2 teaspoon black pepper 
1/2 teaspoon paprika 
1 Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. 
2 To make gravy, measure 3 tablespoons mix into a saucepan. Add 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil and simmer 1 minute.

5 tablespoons dried minced onions
7 teaspoons parsley flakes
2-4 teaspoons salt (less is better 4 YOU)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix together and store in an air tight container.
For dressing: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup buttermilk or sour cream.
For dip: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 2 cups sour cream.
Mix up a few hours before serving, so the flavors all blend.

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