Slow Cooker Three Envelope Pot Roast Sliders Recipe

If you are looking for a flavorful roast recipe, look no further! This roast is so moist and delicious. Your house will smell amazing all day with this cooking in your crock pot! You can eat the roast as you would any other or shred it and eat it on sandwiches.
Slow Cooker Three Envelope Pot Roast Sliders Recipe
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Flavorful meat topped with creamy chipotle sauce and swiss cheese on a delicious roll.
  • 1 (3-4 pound) beef roast
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 envelope Italian dressing mix
  • 1 envelope Au Jus mix
  • 1 pkg. King's Hawaiian Rolls
  • Sliced Swiss cheese (1 slice per slider)
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoon chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons creamy horseradish sauce
  1. Whisk together water, salsa and seasoning packets. Place roast in slow cooker. Pour seasoning mixture over roast. Cook on low for 8-10 hours, or high for 4-5 hours.
  2. Cut each roll in half and place on a baking sheet. Place a slice of Swiss cheese on the bottom half of each roll. Place baking sheet in oven with broiler on low. Broil for 1-2 minutes or until edges of the rolls are golden and cheese has melted (be sure to watch them closely so they don't burn!). Remove baking sheet from oven.
  3. Place a spoonful of shredded beef on top of each roll with Swiss cheese on it.
  4. Mix sour cream, chili sauce and horseradish sauce until well combined and spread on the top half of each roll. Assemble each slider by placing the top half of the roll on top of the bottom.

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  1. says

    This was so easy and so good. Not quite sure why the cup of water though…Will do about 1/4-1/2 cup next time to see how that works. The “chipotle” sauce was really good and I am not a spicy person. Not a swiss person either so I used provolone but DH used swiss. Super easy and delish! Will be making in my CP to take to Nascar this year!

    • says

      OMG! I have this cooking right now and it smells really good, however when I took a sip of the juices….UGH it is SO SO SALTY. I’m really disappointed. :( I just peeled a potato and stuck in, hopping that it will absorb some of the salt. I think I’ll add some more water too, even though there’s a TON of juices in the pot already. I’m really hopping to save this one. :-/

  2. says

    I thought I should come back with an update…I did add the potato to the crockpot and then about another 3/4 cup of water and it seemed to help quite a bit. Still salty, but not nearly as bad. I also went ahead and took some of the juices out of the pot, made a roux and then added the juices to make a thicker gravy. My husband prefers it that way. So all in all, I think the meal is saved.
    I’m wondering what brand of Italian dressing mix you all use? I’m wondering if that is the problem? I’m using Good Seasons Zesty Italian. I used it in another recipe (Italian Chicken) and thought that one was rather salty as well. Maybe I need to find another brand? or some other substitute??

  3. says

    I just made this. My daughter has already tried it and says it is perfect!! I used the regular Italian dressing packet not the zesty and it is not salty tasting. I used the store bought Kraft Chipotle Mayo and she said it was fine but wants to try the making the sauce in the recipe next time. YUMMY!! Thanks for the recipe.

  4. says

    I made this last night for supper, and it was yummy. I didn’t use “store bought” onion soup mix, but my homemade version and I didn’t think it was salty. I might make the sauce a little spicier next time or maybe use a hot salsa. I serve them with carmelized onions. They were super messy – finger lickin’ good! I believe this will become my standby potroast recipe as well.

  5. says

    Found this recipe on Pinterest and love, love, love it. I’m not always a fan of pot roast because it is usually on the dry side and needs a boost of flavor. This is delicious and full of flavor. I will definitely be making this in the future.

  6. says


    It makes about 12-15 sliders. It depends on the size of your roast and how much meat you put on each sandwich. If you got a bigger roast it would go further. There is enough liquid that it wouldn’t dry out. Hope this helps!

  7. says

    Thank you for sharing this recipe on Pinterest, my sister had it last night and gave me the recipe. I made it this morning for dinner tonight with a frozen roast. It was tender, juicy, dripping fabulous. My kids and neighbor girl loved it and I took a couple of sandwiches over to a neighbor who was so appreciative she wants the recipe too. I couldn’t find the hawaiian rolls so i just got some little hard rolls Was fabulous. Thank you again

  8. says

    I agree with Corey…this was waaaaay too salty. Whoooo! It had great flavor and the meat was falling apart tender…I just shredded it with two forks right inside the crock…but the salt factor was overwhelming. I want to make this again, but would like suggestions on how to minimize the salt. Anybody?

    • says

      One reply from the blogger states “I just use my generic store brand Italian Seasoning.” That’s very different from a packet of Italian dressing mix… Also could try using low sodium beef broth instead of the water and packet of au jus…

  9. says

    I made these last week and they were sooo good, even our 18m old daughter ate one! we ate almost the whole package of rolls lol there was only 2 left ! My grandmother even asked for the recipe, so thats a BIG complement since shes be best cook i know :)

  10. says

    Has anyone tried this with a pork roast? I have one in my freezer and I’m looking for a good recipe for it. My husband HATES traditional pot roast (Mom made it way too much when he was a kid), so I need something to wow him. Thoughts?

    • says

      It makes about 12-15 sliders. It depends on the size of your roast and how much meat you put on each sandwich. If you got a bigger roast it would go further. There is enough liquid that it wouldn’t dry out. Hope this helps!

  11. says

    I adapted this recipe for Venison Sliders as my husband is a avid hunter and deer is always plentiful at our house. I’m a bit picky though and not especially crazy about the “wild” taste so when I come across a recipe that I think will hide it, I get excited. This did just the job! It’s wonderful, my whole family loved it. I will definitely be making it a lot more. I hope you don’t mind that I reblog it (giving you credit of course) as a venison dish. If you do, please let me know.

  12. says

    I made this tonight and it was delish! I’m not much of a meat eater and was pleasantly surprised! We didn’t do the sandwiches, we just sliced up the meat and served it up. Thanks, girls, for sharing!

  13. says

    Just made these. Left my pot roast in the slow cooker for about 10 hours. The longer the better as it just falls apart. Instead of the 3 packets I simply used McCormicks pot roast seasoning pack since that is what I always use. THESE WERE DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!

  14. says

    These were soooo good!!! I forgot to get salsa, so I just used a small can of tomato sauce, plus I threw in a sliced onion. The sauce is super yummy and I don’t know how people thought they were too salty, I actually ended up adding more salt after shredding the beef. My super picky 5 year old even loved them, so this recipe is definitely a keeper!!

  15. says

    I made this as one of my freezer meals. Prepared the sauce and poured over meat, then froze. I cooked it last night and it was simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! So delicious! IF (BIG IF–haha) you have leftovers, which we had a little, we made omelets the next morning with the meat. Oh, melt in your mouth goodness.

  16. Jennifer says

    I made these on Friday night for my mother in law’s birthday dinner. They were absolutely delicious! Everyone raved over them, and were surprised they actually liked the sauce on top. Very good as leftovers at work today as well. Thank you, this recipe is a keeper!

    • Jeanne says

      One reply from the blogger states “I just use my generic store brand Italian Seasoning.” That’s very different from a packet of Italian dressing mix… Also could try using low sodium beef broth instead of the water and packet of au jus…
      Someone else replies to use 1/2 of each packet.
      I think I will try the low sodum beef broth.

    • Cyd says

      Just go to the home page on our blog and then click on categories. Scroll down to side dishes and vegetables. There are so many potato and vegetable dishes that would go great with these pot roast sliders. The salad category is full of great sidedishes too.

  17. CLX says

    I just made these for Christmas dinner, and they were oh so good! The family loved them. Yes the juices were on the salty side but I didn’t keep the meat in all of the juices after shredding. I actually took most of the juices out and left just enough in the crockpot with the beef to keep it moist while it continued warming. Was delish!

    I’m making them again for a potluck with our friends! Thanks so much for sharing.

  18. Jared says

    I’ve made this several times and it’s always a hit. In fact, during potlucks, it is often requested.

    For the chipotle sauce, Fresh & Easy has an awesome chipotle grilling glaze that I just mix in with some sour cream and it’s delicious.

  19. Melissa says

    Made this last night and it was oh so good. I swear, I don’t like to change a recipe the first time I try it but I am a picky eater and I don’t do swiss or horseradish. Sooo, I made my sauce using mayo, dried onion flakes, wickles pickles relish and chalulah hot sauce… yes, it was reminiscent of that special sauce from the place with the golden arches but oh so much better, not so sweet and it had a great kick! I replaced the swiss with sharp white cheddar. Even with these major changes these sliders were a major hit with the family. I did butter/herb roasted red potatoes and steamed broccoli to go along with it. Found this recipe on a list of “Man Pleasing Meals” and it sure did live up to the name. My guys were very pleased with this and quite vocal about it, which of course makes me very happy :)

  20. Trudy Wells says

    This recipe sounds sogood. I dohave venison and pork in the freezer. I will make one of these roast with this recipe. BTW, I love spicy and horseradish also. Thinking about trying it with chicken.

    Asfor salty, look on the envelopes and see what spices are inside. Make a combination of your own from these spices and cut down on the salt. If your like my daughter, you have an abundant selection of spices already in your cabinet to do the same job as the packets. Hope you give it a try.

  21. Lisa says

    I made this tonight and everyone complained it was way too salty even though it smelled heavenly. I wonder if you could tell me what size/weight ‘envelopes’ of each of the powder mixes I should have used. The only au jus mix I could find was Knorr brand and it was bigger than a typical envelope. That may be why it was so salty:/ listing the weights/sizes (or preferred brand) of the envelopes could be helpful to avoid the over saltiness. Loved the sour cream chipotle sauce with it:) I do love your stuff though and have a weeks’ worth of your recipes lined up to make!!

  22. Aprilyn says

    I have made this many times, and my family loves it! Even my super picky eater loves it. We don’t think it is too salty, but we don’t usually put juice on top of our meat since we don’t really like soggy sandwiches. My Autistic son freaks out if the sandwich falls apart, so we use the King’s Hawaaim sub rolls, and toast Provolone cheese on them. We’ve mad it with store brand onion soup mix, as well as Liptons. I even made my own soup mix last time because we didn’t have any. We don’t always use the chipotle sauce since it is th only thing we ever use horseradish sauce in. I’m making it for my extended family tonight. I can’t wait!!

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