Monday, April 8, 2013

Not Your Average Pot Roast & Carrots

It's BETTER! My mother-in-law made this pot roast for dinner one evening when we went to visit them in Florida and I HAD to get the recipe from her because Matt and I loved it! It was so delicious. She had a side of broccoli instead of carrots but the flavor was so awesome  - I had to make it tonight WITH carrots! I don't think I'll ever cook broccoli the same again.

Pot Roast

Chuck roast
1 package of good seasons zesty italian salad dressing & recipe mix
1 package of brown gravy mix
1 package of ranch buttermilk recipe
1/2 cup of water

Combine ranch mix, brown gravy mix, and zesty italian mix together in a bowl with 1/2 cup of water.
Put roast in the crockpot and then pour mixture over the roast. Cover and let it cook for 6+ hours. The longer the better. I cooked mine for 7 hours, mixing up the temperature heat throughout the day - but leaving it on the low setting will be fine.

  It was falling apart while we were trying to take it out of the crockpot to cut it up. VERY tender and moist with a ton of flavor!

Carrot Recipe

Baby carrots
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
dash of seasoning (whichever you prefer)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place carrots on baking sheet. Sprinkle seasoning and drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil on top. Place in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil, 3 tbsp of honey, 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar and then place in the oven for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy :)   These will turn out with just the right amount of crunch of perfection.

Broccoli Recipe

Fresh or frozen broccoli
4 tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
1 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Lay broccoli on a baking sheet, pour 4 tbsp of olive oil on top of the broccoli, 1 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of pepper, and 3 garlic cloves. Toss it up. Place in oven for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven. Zest lemon over the broccoli and then squeeze lemon on top of broccoli for a sweet flavor. Add another tbsp of olive oil. Top with parmesan cheese…..and then be prepared to never eat broccoli the way you use to.


  1. Looks and sounds very yummy. I will have to try it on Dad. Don't delete it from your blog. Thank you for sharing.


  2. What time is dinner? It all looked yummy. Love Dad

  3. I'm making this today....can't wait to eat it!

    1. omg!! You're going to love it, or at least I hope you do! And just to warn you - the whole house is going to smell amazing and you will feel so hungry and tempted to eat it ahead of time. It was torture for our house. Let me know what you think of it!