Fork Tender Pot Roast

Martha Price

By
@Karenella

This is a recipe familar to most cooks - it has been making the rounds since the 1960's or earlier.
But just in case there is someone out there who hasn't tried it I am posting it now. It is just too good not to be in every cook's recipe box!
It is about as easy as it can get, - only 3 ingredients!, fall off the bone tender, and soooo soooo tasty!


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Serves:

varies

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

4 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
2-4 lb chuck pot roast (size your family needs)
1
envelope dry onion soup mix
1 can(s)
cream of mushroom soup

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place roast on large sheet of aluminum foil in a baking pan. *If roast is very thick, I usually cut it in half length-wise, and lay the pieces side by side.
2
Spread canned soup over the meat to cover, then sprinkle the dry soup mix over the soup. Be sure to shake up the dry soup mix in its' package first to distribute the seasonings evenly - Or - you could just stir the canned soup and dry soup mix together well, then spread over meat. Works fine either way. Fold foil tightly to completely enclose the meat.
3
Bake at 300 degrees for 4 hours. Start checking for doneness after 3 hours.
You can also raise the temperature to 350 or so, and cook for less time. For me the longer, lower cooking time seems to work best.
4
Carefully unwrap the foil, and enjoy the tender meat and tasty gravy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #easy, #Yummy, #one dish