Easiest Pot Roast with Rich Gravy

Betsy Wolfe


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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10 Min
7 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


2-4 lb
beef roast (cheaper cut like chuck or sirloin)
1 pkg
powdered onion soup mix
2 can(s)
condensed mushroom soup
1 can(s)
sliced mushrooms
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


  • 1In a bowl, combine onion soup mix, mushroom soup, undrained canned mushrooms and garlic powder. Whisk in liquid.
  • 2Trim excess fat and bones from roast, Place meat into bottom of crock pot.
  • 3Pour soup mixture over meat. Cover and set crockpot to "High." Cook for 6-8 hours until meat falls apart. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4Serve over mashed potatoes or buttered noodles with a veggie on the side.
  • 5ALTERNATE COOKING METHOD: If you don't want to wait for the crockpot, 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.

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About Easiest Pot Roast with Rich Gravy

Course/Dish: Roasts
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
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