Roast was always a favorite growing up for both my husband and me. It's a great meal because it usually involved the whole family sitting down at the table together...and it's delicious.
Basic Crock Pot Roast
4 lb roast, frozen
1 dry onion soup mix
1 dry Ranch seasoning packet
1/2 cup water
Place frozen roast in crock-pot and turn crock-pot to low heat. Mix onion soup mix, Ranch seasoning packet and water. Pour mixes over roast, put lid on and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
(Half-way through cooking you can add potatoes and carrots to serve as a side. Yumm!!)
That's it. It's pretty simple and makes a delicious roast. You can cook the roast already thawed, but you only need to cook it for a max of 8 hours. You can always check the meat temperature with a meat thermometer just to be safe.
I will still make a 3.5-4 lb roast for our small family because we love the leftovers. I've also come up with some great recipes for using up that leftover roast:
BBQ Beef Sandwiches
Snow Peas and Beef