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easiest pot roast with rich gravy

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Betsy Wolfe
Ft Worth, TX

You only use five ingredients and some seasoning and no pre-cooking or browning to make this super easy pot roast. Small effort and great to enjoy after a long day or shoveling snow. A family favorite for years.

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Crock Pot recipes that are easy and full of flavor are essential when cooking for a family. This pot roast recipe has minimal ingredients and is super tasty. The gravy is rich and creamy; a perfect complement to the hearty beef roast. The Test Kitchen smelled amazing while this was cooking. Once done, the roast is tender and melts in your mouth. Delicious served over butter noodles.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 6-8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 7 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For easiest pot roast with rich gravy

  • 2-4 lb
    beef roast (cheaper cut like chuck or sirloin)
  • 1 pkg
    powdered onion soup mix
  • 2 can
    condensed mushroom soup, 10.5 oz each
  • 1 can
    sliced mushrooms, 8 oz.
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 c
    liquid; can combine beef broth, red wine and/or water to make 1.5 cups
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make easiest pot roast with rich gravy

  • Combining soups and liquid in a large measuring cup.
    In a bowl, combine onion soup mix, mushroom soup, undrained canned mushrooms, and garlic powder. Whisk in liquid.
  • Roast, trimmed of fat, placed in a Crock Pot.
    Trim excess fat and bones from the roast. Place meat into bottom of Crock Pot.
  • Pouring soup mixture over the meat.
    Pour soup mixture over meat.
  • Letting the meat cook in the Crock Pot.
    Cover and set Crock Pot to High. Cook for 6-8 hours until meat falls apart. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pot roast served over butter noodles with gravy on the side.
    Serve over mashed potatoes or buttered noodles with a veggie on the side.
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    ALTERNATE COOKING METHOD: If you don't want to wait for the Crock Pot, follow all the same steps but put meat in a covered casserole or foil covered metal pan in the oven at 325 degrees for 2.5 to 3 hours.