Tender and Flavorful Slow Cooker Pork and Beef Roast

Combining two types of meat adds lovely layers of flavor to Gail Springsteen’s Slow Cooker Pork and Beef Roast. I guarantee this will become a favorite Sunday dinner for your family. Be sure to use a larger slow cooker because this recipe makes a lot. And, customize the veggies based on your taste buds. The options are endless!


3 lb beef roast

3 lb pork roast

1 lb carrots, peeled and cut into chunks

4 potatoes, washed, cut into chunks (peel if you wish)

8 oz fresh mushrooms

3 medium onions, peeled, cut into chunks

1 pkg onion soup mix

1 pkg brown gravy mix

1 tbsp olive oil

3 tbsp butter

Salt and pepper


• Add olive oil and butter to a frying pan. Melt butter over medium to medium-high heat.

• Cut roasts in half so you have four chunks of meat.

• Salt and pepper each chunk as you wish.

• Brown meat in the frying pan on all sides. Set aside.

• Put vegetables into the slow cooker. Lay browned meat on top.

• Cook on high for 4-6 hours.

• Remove the meat and vegetables to a platter or bowl.

• Put the onion soup mix and brown gravy mix in a medium saucepan.

• Whisk in the juices from the slow cooker and warm on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it comes to a boil.

• Lower to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, for at least one minute.

• Return your meat and veggies to the slow cooker and pour the gravy over it.

Your New Weeknight Go-to Dinner—Skillet Lasagna

Looking to make something easy for dinner? Try Tammy Todd’s Skillet Lasagna. So easy and quick to prepare, it’s perfect for a fast meal after a long work day! Even the pickiest of eaters will love this recipe. And don’t worry about leftovers... this tastes even better the next day


1 lb ground beef

1/2 lb mild Italian sausage

1 jar tomato & basil pasta sauce, 26 oz

1 c water

6 lasagna noodles, uncooked (broken into 2 inch pieces)

12 oz cottage cheese

1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese

1 tbsp dried parsley

1 egg

2 c shredded Italian blend cheese

1 small green pepper (about half a cup)

1/4 c onion


• In a large skillet cook together ground beef and sausage. Halfway through add the green peppers and onion.

• Cook until meat is cooked through and onions are clear. Drain.

• Stir in pasta sauce, water and uncooked broken lasagna noodles.

• Reduce heat to medium low and cover with a lid. Cook for 20 - 25 min. Stir occasionally until pasta is almost tender.

• Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix cottage cheese, Parmesan, parsley and egg. Spread over partially cooked meat mixture. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.

• Cover again and cook 10 - 15 min. longer or until cottage cheese mix is set and pasta is tender.

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