Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    8 h
  • Ready In

    8 h 10 m
Brenda Arnold
Recipe by  Brenda Arnold

“This is a very easy recipe for a delicious pot roast. It makes its own gravy. It's designed especially for the working person who does not have time to cook all day, but it tastes like you did. You'll want the cut to be between 5 and 6 pounds.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

  1. In a slow cooker, mix cream of mushroom soup, dry onion soup mix and water. Place pot roast in slow cooker and coat with soup mixture.
  2. Cook on High setting for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low setting for 8 to 9 hours.

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SANDRALYOUNGER
10558

SANDRALYOUNGER

I have made this recipe at least 15 times. What I have found that the best cut of meat to use is a tri-tip roast. There is no need to brown the meat but I do recommend triming off as much fat as possible. One problem I had was that there was always too much gravy left over. I have recently discovered that this recipe comes out just as spectacular using one can of soup and half a can of water. Do use the regular amount of onion soup mix. It should be cooked to perfection in about six hours. I also have a suggestion on the type of slowcooker used. I first tried making this recipe in a small Nesco but it was not able to keep the roast completely immersed in the soup mixture. I use a Rival. It is 7 inches wide and about 5 inches deep. This is the most typical slowcooker around. Finally a word on adding vegetables. I tried adding carrots and potatoes to this recipe and for some reason the gravy was not very flavorful. For this reason I just leave them out. Good luck!

sdgirl
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sdgirl

If you are looking for the perfect roast recipe then look no further! I read pages and pages of the reviews & then took some of the suggestions and modified the recipe a bit. The result was spectacular – I will be making this dish again and again. Since there are just two of us I bought a 2.5 lb chuck roast and I lightly covered with a mixture of flour, garlic salt and dried rosemary and then seared all sides with a bit of unsalted butter. I added baby carrots, sweet onion, small red potatoes and celery. For the gravy I combined 2 cans of 99%fat free cream of mushroom soup, ½ a packet of onion soup mix, 1 tbs of Worcestershire sauce, ¼ cup of red wine and 1 cup of beef broth & cooked on high for 4 hours and low for 2 hours. The meat was so tender and the gravy was absolutely delectable. It was a bit thin so I just thickened up with a bit of flour. I served with cheese risotto (Safeway brand) and French bread. I can honestly say this was one of the best meals I’ve ever made…. HIGHLY recommend.

DIANE73162
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DIANE73162

OK.... I tried this recipe using a 4 lb. angus bottom round roast, and after reading all the reviews that said the gravy needed to be thickened. I decided to flour the roast with flour, granulated garlic, salt and pepper. Then I browned it on all sides in a little olive oil. While it was browning on the stove, I added the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker, I also put in two 4 oz. cans of mushrooms. However, I substituded the water for beef broth (same amount) and when the roast was done browning, I put it in the slow cooker and covered it with the mixture in the slow cooker. I also cooked it on low for 4 hours then high for the rest of the time. It came out VERY tender. No need to thicken the gravy, because the flour thickened it while it was cooking. My picky 12 yr old daughter (who eats like a bird) ate some for dinner, then again when she got home that night, and my 9 yr old son asked me to make this more often. I served it with mashed potatoes and canned corn. It was the easiest pot roast I ever made!!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 426 cal
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 23.7 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs
  • 4.9 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 45.6 g
  • 91%
  • Cholesterol
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 639 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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