This roast is proabably one of my favorite ways to make a roast for sure!!!
1 (3lb.) chuck roast
1 (1oz.) packet ranch salad dressing mix
1 (1oz.) packet Italian salad dressing mix
1 (1oz) packet Au Jus
1 c. water *
In a small bowl combine the 3 packets . Put the roast in a 4 qt crockpot. Sprinkle the seasonings over the meat, flipping the meat to cover all sides. Add 1 c. water cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. The meat will be more tender if you cook it low and slow!!!
* I prefer to add more water to it like 3 cups but if you only want to add 1 then it is more concentrated so about 20 minutes before serving add 2 more cups of water! Waiting to add water to the end will help the meat retain its shape and the added water will make a nice gravy!!!
I have used many different roasts including elk but if your going to use a gamey meat you might want to put a 1 tsp vinegar on it! The recipe says you can substitute the au jus for McCormick Grill Mates Peppercorn & Garlic but I havent ever tried that one!!!