Traditions are an important part of family heritage, and learning them from your special people is the best part. If you haven’t already, give this traditional and always dependable Grandparent’s Day Pot Roast a try for your next family gathering. Having a special day to celebrate those special people, surrounded by savory beef roast and tender vegetables, will give you all the comforting feels of home. Grandma and grandpa will be so honored to have this experience with you, too, and it will quickly become a treasured memory for everyone. So, surprise grandma with your slow cooker skills and try this Grandparent’s Day Pot Roast this Sunday (or any day). The tradition of a meal gathered around special people with the special things that you learn from them is the very best gift of all!

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  • 1 (3-5-pound) beef roast
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet brown gravy mix
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet ranch dressing mix
  • 1 (1-ounce) packet Italian dressing mix
  • 6 medium potatoes, halved
  • 6 carrots, halved
  • 1 cup celery, optional, diced


Step 1 –Add the roast and the water to the slow cooker.

Step 2 –In a small bowl, add the brown gravy mix, the ranch dressing mix, and the Italian dressing mix and stir to combine.

Step 3 –Pour the gravy mixture over the roast, cover the slow cooker, and cook on low heat for 5 hours.

Step 4 –Add the potatoes, the carrots, and the celery to the roast and cook until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 190 degrees F and the veggies are fork-tender, about 2-3 hours.

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Step 5 –Plate and serve.