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Fabulous Food Friday #66

I found my new favorite roast recipe. Recently I have seen it on multiple blogs and websites so just in case you’ve missed it, here you go! Of course I had to make it my own so I added an extra packet. This makes THE best gravy! Pair up with mashed potatoes, veggies of your choice and most definitely some homemade bread or rolls!

Easy Sunday Roast | My Name Is Snickerdoodle

Sunday RoastEasy Sunday Roast | My Name Is Snickerdoodle
1 (4-6 lb) chuck roast or rump roast
1 packet Brown Gravy mix
1 packet Au Jus mix
1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing mix
1 packet Good Seasonings Italian Dressing mix
2 cups water

Place roast in crock pot. In a bowl whisk together all 4 packets. Sprinkle mixture over roast. Pour water around the roast and cover with lid. I cooked mine in high for 8 hours, but all crock pots cook differently so make yours accordingly until cooked completely through.

To make gravy…Drain all of the crock pot juices into a medium pan. Bring to a boil. In a small bowl whisk together 2 TBSP cornstarch with 4 TBSP cold water. Once to a boil, slowly pour in cornstarch mixture while whisking briskly. Let it thicken then remove from burner and serve.

Over the late summer I had scored some fresh blueberries for a fantastic price. I bought a few containers and flash froze them so I could use them in delicious recipes like this one. It made it seem so gourmet to me with both the zucchini and blueberries. A great pair up!

Zucchini and Blueberry Bread
1/2 cup oil or applesauce
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg plus 1 egg white
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup shredded zucchini (one large or two small zucchini)
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 c. fresh blueberries
2 TBSP flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare one regular loaf pan or 3 mini loaf pans. In large bowl, combine oil and/or applesauce, sugars, egg and vanilla. Stir to combine well. Stir in zucchini to combine. Add 1 1/2 cups flour, salt, baking powder and soda, cinnamon and fold ingredients until just barely combined. In a separate bowl toss blueberries in 2 TBSP flour. This will help them be evenly distributed throughout your bread. Gently fold in blueberries. Place into loaf pan(s). Place in center of oven to bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 60-75 minutes for loaf pan and 35-40 minutes for miniature loaf pans. Let cool in pans for 15 minutes and remove to let cool completely before slicing and serving.

Here are some other yummy dinner recipes…

Flat Roasted Chicken | My Name Is Snickerdoodle
Easy Chili | My Name Is Snickerdoodle
Chicken Fried Chicken | My Name Is Snickerdoodle
Crispy Baked Chicken Legs | My Name Is Snickerdoodle

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Our Family
    October 12, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I made your roast recipe last night and my family LOVED it! Thank you and keep posting these yummy recipes.

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    Jenn
    January 6, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I made the pot roast the other night and it was DELISH! It received rave reviews from my husband, and I didn't even have to make the gravy, the juices in the crock pot were good enough by themselves to throw over the potatoes. Will definetly make again, and suggest to friends and family!

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    DeltaRose2
    October 23, 2013 at 1:19 am

    I've been making similar to this a little while now, my family really likes it-flavoful. I had a recipe that called for 2 beef gravy packets-no Au Jus but, Think I'd like to substitute one packet of the beef gravy with this-I have use beef consume' or, beef onion soup mix when I didn't have beef gravy.

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    Lisa Scott
    May 26, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    How big of a roast? 4 pounds? 5? Does it matter?

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    amygirly@gmail.com
    May 27, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Lisa, a 4-6lb roast works great with this recipe.

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    dyanne rasley
    August 14, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Can you use a. Pork roast ?

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    amygirly@gmail.com
    August 14, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Dyanne,
    For sure!

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    Marlene Thorlakson
    October 2, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    When you say Pour water around the roast and cover with lid – do you mean totally cover the roast? Thanks

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      amygirly@gmail.com
      October 3, 2014 at 4:04 am

      No, just add about 2-3 cups and watch it during the cook time to make sure there is enough liquid.

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