FAVORITE POT ROAST RECIPE – MADE IN THE CROCK POTThis family favorite pot roast is super easy to throw together with only a few ingredients (chuck roast, cream of mushroom soup, onion soup, salt and pepper to taste). This roast recipe makes the tastiest gravy that’s full of flavor, perfect served over mashed potatoes – comfort food at its best! *You can make the soups from scratch*
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*Not a fan of canned soups and packaged dry onion soup mixes? I share links below to easy recipes to make your own homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup and dry onion soup mix.
HOW TO MAKE POT ROAST IN THE CROCK POT
Lightly spray crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Place roast in crock pot and season with salt and pepper or your favorite seasonings. In a medium size bowl, mix soups (can and dried) and water and pour mixture evenly over roast. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Each crock pot cooks differently so you may need to adjust cooking times.
*Be sure to read tips about browning the roast and adding red wine – both are optional but add extra layers of flavor and make this awesome pot roast recipe even better!
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Favorite Pot Roast Recipe Made in the Crock Pot/Slow Cooker
- 5 to 6 pound pot roast
- 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup (or make homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup, using equivalent amount)
- 1 packet onion soup mix (Lipton or store brand – 1 ounce packet (or make homemade dry onion soup mix)
- 1 1/4 cups of water (water can be substituted with beef broth. You can also add a little red wine. My favorite is 1 cup water and 1/4 cup red wine)
- salt & pepper to taste (or use your favorite go-to seasonings)
Lightly spray crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Place roast in crock pot and season with salt and pepper or your favorite seasonings. In a medium size bowl, mix soups (can and dried) and water and pour mixture evenly over roast. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Each crock pot cooks differently so you may need to adjust cooking times. Serve with your favorite potatoes and veggies. The gravy from the roast is wonderful with mashed potatoes. Enjoy!
Browning the roast before placing in the crock pot adds wonderful flavor. Also, if you had red wine, I highly recommend replacing 1/4 of cup of water with wine – it’s wonderful!
For leftover roast beef sandwiches, try my Grandpa Kelly’s Famous Horseradish Cheese Spread recipe! Just 4 ingredients, simple to make, so good.
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What kind of red wine? Dry or sweet?
I use a dry red wine, Samantha… not expensive.
Can i add the potatoes and carrots in the crock pot? How would the directions change?
John S. Jandebeur
Being a single guy. This old standby is GREAT with deer & also beef (not just pot-roast) Brown and cook on high for about an hour or so with mushroom soup, onion soup and stock, and then add your hard vegs and cook four to six hours on low until done. Hard to beat, and I eat left-overs forever (or freeze). One of my Mother’s son lessons on life. I’m now in my 70’s-so it’s got to be Good-ENJOY! (Don’t know about pork)
What is the sodium content in this recipe?
Would this work with a pork tenderloin?
janice l shaben
yum, i’m going to make this for sure. just need to see if I still have my crockpot, and get a roast. I don’t like wine, but what would go really well is some pomegranate molasses. I think I would also chop up some garlic cloves and stick them inside the roast all over. Great idea to serve with caramelized onions….Wowza!!
Adding a package of dry Ranch Dressing makes it even better.
This looks side looks I’ve done the cream of mushroom with chicken and my husband loves it I can’t wait to try it with pot roast tomorrow ! Do you think white wine would taste bad with it ?
I’m so excited to try this recipe, it’s in the crockpot now! It’s sounds wonderful, so excited!!!!
So sorry to read this – I am pretty sure the reason your roast was tough was due to the cut of beef used. I use Chuck Roast often with this recipe and it never turns out tough – I wonder if your cut was muscular. You can read more here: http://www.laurengroveman.com/laurens-blog/questions/my-pot-roast-is-still-tough-%E2%80%A6-what-went-wrong/
I promise this is a great recipe – if you read below and on Pinterest, this is a great recipe people love and have been making for decades. Again, sad to hear you had a bad result.
We have make for over forty years but we only use 1 can of water
Made this today and it was delicious! Used a smaller roast and had to substitute cream of mushroom with cream of mushroom with garlic. My boys loved it ❤️
When do you put the onion soup mix in It doesn't say in the directions?
The directions say “In a medium size bowl, mix soups (can and dried) and water and pour mixture evenly over roast.” The onion soup mix is considered a dry soup.
I have been making this roast since I got my first crockpot 40 years ago! I always use a 3 lb. frozen chuck roast since I don't like leaving meat out on the counter anymore to thaw. I have started adding whole canned potatoes (a family of 4 would need 2 cans) along with the other items. Sometimes, I even add the juice from the canned potatoes instead of water because my Mom always said that's where the vitamins are! My family loves the potatoes that way and it is even easier with your carrots and potatoes already done along with the roast. Even when the roast is frozen, it still only takes about 7-8 hours on low for a 3 lb. roast.
We absolutely love this meal!! Thanks for sharing!!
I'm trying this tonight . I'm using two cans of mushroom soup one packet of dry onions. Carrots and white potatoes. Going Xmas shopping can't wait to get home to a great supper ready. Love my crock pot easy meals.
Also for left overs cut up roast , boil egg noodles drain, add a little vegetable oil to Fry pan. Or olive oil, pour noodles in PAn seasoning with garlic powder,salt,pepper, fry till just under crispy, heat left over gravey , pour over noodles, use left over Carrot's or another vegetable
I don't have any onion soup mix. Can it be deleted?
Made this recipe tonight for dinner. It was delicious!!! I bought a 2.5 lb chuck roast, so I only used 1 can cream of mushroom, half a packet of the lipton onion soup, and just a little more than a half cup of water. I salt and peppered the roast & put it in straight in the crock pot on high. Mixed the other 3 ingredients together and poured over top of the roast. I let it cook on high about 4 1/2 – 5 hours….YUMMY!!!! Served it with mashed potatoes, corn, and corn bread. I can't wait to make this again. It was very easy and required hardly any prep time. Thank you for this suggestion.
This looks really yummy!
I make this in the fall, my husband love's this! I use a 2-3 lb. Roast 1 Can crm mush, 1 pack onion soup, black pepper, marjoram, sliced onion & carrots served over egg noodles! It's nummy!
I have done this with one can of cream of myshroom and one can of tomato soup…delicious
I made this and my grandkids just loved it I use the golden mushroom soup and garlic mushroom soup and just love to add lots of onions !!!
Is there any specific type of roast you suggest for this recipe?
Hi Anonymous – If you cooked your roast on high, it should be ready by 8. Each slow cooker cooks different, some slower than others. And yes, high and low are what you said. Low cooks at a lower heat and slower and vise versa. I hope you love this as much as my family! If you have onions, caramelize some and serve them with you roast.
Hi y'all I needed to stop by and ask a real quick question.. I'm really new to this whole crockpot world of cooking and found this recipe on pinterest but I started a bit late(3:30pm) it's now 4pm is there anyway I might have my dinner done at least by 8pm and also what is the difference between cooking on low and cooking on high other then the obvious will it cook faster if on high? Please help I dont want to mess this up.. thanks in advance