Comfort Pot Roast (For the Crock Pot)

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by shelbyrose

This is the only way I'll do pot roast, and I've tried many over the years. Talk about the perfect comfort food! I usually make mashed potatoes, dumplings or egg noodles to go with this and smother all in the delicious gravy.

Top Review by Pixie

Definitely comfort food for a fall night. We really enjoyed this served with plain rice. I checked the gravy before serving and it was too salty for me, so I added some extra water and thickened it with cornstarch. That worked quite well and the gravy was really tasty, I especially liked the use paprika. I'd definitely make this again, thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 -5 lbs chuck roast
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 -2 lb carrot, peeled (if thin, leave whole, if chunky, cut in half)
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix, divided
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 12 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (from soup envelope)
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 14 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Put 2 tablespoons water in bottom of crock pot.
  2. Place carrots in crock pot.
  3. Combine paprika, onion soup powder, garlic powder and pepper (making a dry rub).
  4. Rub into roast, coating all sides.
  5. Place roast in cooker.
  6. Sprinkle 1/2 of the remaining soup mix over roast.
  7. Layer sliced onions on top.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining soup mix.
  9. Spoon cream soup over top.
  10. Cook low 8 to 10 hours.

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