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


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.

About this Recipe

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