Pot Roast in Foil

Pot Roast in Foil


"The best, no fail way to cook a roast. I give this recipe to all new brides, and they and their new husbands love it!! You can add cubed potatoes and sliced carrots to the roast before sealing it in foil, but I like to serve it over mashed potatoes and gravy. Also, you could substitute using a four pound bone-in roast."

Ingredients 4 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 389 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 25.1 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.1g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 35.1 g
  • 70%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 411 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Place a piece of foil, about 30 inches long, into the bottom of a 9x13 inch roasting pan. Place the roast on the foil in the pan.
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine the mushroom soup with the onion soup mix. Mix well and pour over the roast. Sprinkle with the water. Fold foil over and seal all edges.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 4 hours.
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Well, after reading all the reviews for this recipe, I decided to try this one for my first attempt at a roast...and it was well worth it! I did make a few changes...used a sirloin roast, used a oven bag instead of foil, used a spice rub for the meat, used 2 cans of soup, and spiked the soup/onion mix with a few healthy doses of Worcester sauce...threw in a few redskinned potatoes quartered, a couple small onions...baked at 325 for the full 4 hours, and it was a HUGE HIT! The meat was so tender, juicy and flavorful...and the gravy was out of this world, use 2 cans soup for extra gravy, you wont be sorry! Thanks for a great recipe Lynn!


This is EXCELLENT! I made some changes, though. Since I had a meeting and wouldn't be home at dinner time, I needed to make a meal in one...I used an oven bag inside a 9 X 13" pan, coated with 1 TBSP of flour. I set the roast inside the bag and topped it with about 1/4 cup of Lea & Perrins steak sauce. I mixed 2 cans of mushroom soup (instead of 1) with the dry onion soup mix and spooned and patted it over the roast. I then set 6 peeled and 1/4-ed potatoes and many baby carrots around the roast. I closed up the bag, following instructions included with bags. I baked it at 325 degrees for 2 3/4 hours. The vegies were perfect and the meat was tender. The gravy was AWESOME! My family LOVED it and I enjoyed it VERY MUCH, even though I had to eat it reheated! Thanks, Lynn, for a GREAT recipe to build on!


Oh, boy, was this good! It was also very, very easy to prepare. My husband loved it, and I ate the left overs for three days while he was out of town. I added sweet onions, potatoes, and carrots around the roast, inside of the foil, and also doubled the gravy recipe, as others recommended. Also, I did not cook it as long as was recommended, only until a meat thermometer registered an appropriate temperature for medium rare beef. It came out very tender! My foil was apparently not tight enough to hold all of the juices in, but it ended up being a good thing, as the thinner juices that ran out were a perfect complement to the beef (almost like 'au jus'), while we thought the thicker gravy was excellent to pour over the veggies. This is a DEFINITE keeper, and I can't wait to make it again!