Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Mom’s 3-Packet Slow Cooker Ranch Roast Beef
This recipe for Slow Cooker 3-Packet Roast Beef is from Mom. It’s super simple to make and turns out nice and tasty.
Mom made it a while back, sharing a generous amount of it with us.
Is there any better gift than homemade food from Mom?
To be honest, with 3 packets of seasoning mix I was concerned that it would be way too salty.
The onion slices create lots of liquid diluting the seasonings.
The Skinny on 3 Packet Slow Cooker Ranch Roast Beef
You’ll want to use a lean cut of beef for this 3 Packet Slow Cooker Roast.
Mom used a rump roast. Top or bottom round would work well too.
According to my calculations each serving has 172 calories and *4 Weight Watchers Points Plus, *4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints and *4 WW Freestyle SmartPoints.
To make a complete meal in a pot, add additional veggies (potatoes, carrots, parsnips, etc.)
Or serve over rice, noodles, or mashed potatoes with salad and vegetables on the side.
For thicker gravy, remove the meat and then turn the crock pot to HIGH. Dissolve 1 tablespoon cornstarch in 2-3 tablespoons water, stirring until smooth. Then whisk the mixture into the liquid in the crock pot. Cover and let it bubble until thickened, about 20 to 15 minutes.
You can use the leftovers to make sandwiches, quesadillas, pot pie, soup, stew…
This video from AllRecipes shows another way to make easy slow cooker pot roast:
If you like this slow cooker roast beef, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers friendly slow cooker recipes including: Slow Cooker Pot Roast Italian Style, Easy-Peasy Slow Cooker Pot Roast, WW Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Prunes, Slow Cooker Irish Stew and Slow Cooker Balsamic Braised Beef
Simple, tender and flavorful this 3 packet slow cooker ranch pot roast is a winner.
- 2 large onions, sliced thin
- 1 cup water
- 1 packet dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
- 1 packet dry brown gravy mix
- 1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
- 3 pounds boneless rump roast (or top or bottom round roast)
Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart.
Place the onions in the slow cooker. Top with the roast.
Whisk together the water, Italian dressing mix, ranch dressing mix, and brown gravy mix together in a bowl until smooth and pour over the roast.
Cover and cook on LOW until the roast is fork tender, 6 to 8 hours.
Remove roast from the slow cooker.
To thicken the juices, uncover and turn the crock pot to HIGH and let cook away. Or you can make a thicker gravy by mixing 1 to 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 3 to 4 tablespoons of water and stirring into the crock pot. Cover and cook, stirring often, until thickened, 10 to 15 minutes.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *4
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *4
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *4
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
Here’s another easy recipe for crock pot herb-roasted pork roast:
More lightened up roast recipes you might also like:
Garlic-Lover’s Roast Beef SkinnyTaste)
Crazy Glazy Roast Pork Tenderloin (HungryGirl)
Hearty Italian-Style Pot Roast (SkinnyKitchen)
Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Roast (SkinnyTaste)
Healthy Slow Cooker Roast (HungryGirl)
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