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A plate of shredded chuck roast with mashed potatoes and carrots topped with fresh parsley.

Slow Cooker Three Packet Roast

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This slow cooker three packet roast is one of the simplest roasts to throw together for delicious and tender, fall-apart meat.


Units Scale
  • 34 lb. chuck roast
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 packet Italian-style dressing mix
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season the meat with salt and pepper on both sides and pat it in.
  2. [Optional step] Over medium-high heat, sear the meat on all sides in some oil until browned.
  3. Transfer to a 6 qt. slow cooker and add in the onion wedges.
  4. Stir the packet contents into the water until completely dissolved. Pour the gravy over the meat.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  6. Dish and serve hot.
  7. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours