Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday - 5 Ingredients or Less Recipes

Today's Works for Me Wednesday are recipes that are 5 ingredients or less. If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time you know those are the ones I like the best. So today I posted 2 of my favorites, Pot Roast and Black Forest Cake (both are Slow Cooker recipes) .

Favorable Pot Roast
I know it sounds like a strange combination, but it is really good.


2 -2 1/2 lbs boneless beef chuck roasts
1 envelope dry ranch salad dressing mix
1 envelope dry Italian salad dressing mix
1 envelope dry brown gravy mix
1/2 cup water

Optional Ingredients:
1 Tbsp flour
1/2 cup water


1. Place the chuck roast in the slow cooker.
2. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing and gravy mixes. Stir in water. Pour over meat.
3. Cover and cook on Low 7-8 hours, or until the meat is tender but not dry.
4.If you wish, thicken the cooking juices for gravy.
remove the meat at the end of the cooking time and keep warm on a platter.
5.Turn cooker on to High. Bring to a boil.
6. Meanwhile, mix 1 Tbsp. flour with 1/2 cup water in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake until smooth.
7. When juices come to a boil, pour flour-water into cooker in a thin stream constantly. Continue cooking and stirring until juices thicken.
8. Serve over meat, or in a side along with the meat.

Black Forest Cake Yum Yum Yum!!!!

From Fix it and Forget it 5 ingredient favorites

Ingredients:
20 oz can cherry filling (Lite or regular)
18.25 Box Chocolate cake mix, butter style

That is it 2 ingredients, love it.


1. Preheat slow cooker on High for 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, spray interior of baking insert, designed to fit into your slow cooker with non stick cooking spray.

3. In a bowl, stir together pie filling and cake mix until mix is thoroughly moistened. Spoon into insert.

4. Place insert into slow cooker. Cover insert with 8 paper towels. Cover slow cooker.

5. Cook on High for 1 3/4 hours. Remove paper towels and cooking lid. Continue cooking for another 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

6. Remove baking insert from cooker. Serve cake warm directly from the insert.

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11 comments:

MamaGeek said...

YUM. O. Is the crock pot the easiest cooking device ever or what?

Family O'Foxes said...

I've made that pot roast and WE LOVE IT!!~Amy

Kristi said...

I'm so going to try the pot roast recipe...

Deanna said...

I can't wait to see what everybody posts on today's WFMF. I posted mine too! I hope to get lots of yummy recipes like yours!! I could have a whole years worth of food!

Mom, I'm Bored! said...

That cake sounds delicious! Gonna try it tonight!

Amber M. said...

Both of those sound like winners...yummy!

Brittany said...

you always know how to make me hungry!

Mari said...

They both sound great! Thanks.

Are You Serious! said...

♡ YUM, I love EASY! :)

Melissa said...

Yum, cake...I need to find a gluten free cake mix!

Michelle said...

oh the pot roast sounds so good thanks for sharing ;-) thanks for the blog visit..have a good weekend.