Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 hrs
This would be excellent for a working family. You can add potatoes and carrots. When you get home your meal is done and all you have to do is thicken the juices and your meal is finished
- 3 -4 lbs beef roast (or for that matter Pork roast)
- 1 (2 ounce) envelope onion soup mix
- salt and pepper
- 2 cups water
- Put roast in crock pot and empty soup mix on the top of the meat.
- Add the water.
- Cook on low for about 6 hours.
- The soup acts as a meat tenderizer.
- Very good roast and makes excellent gravy.
I was going to submit this recipe, myself, cause I make it all the time; but, since I see you've already done so, I'll tell about the additions I make...I put about 2 pounds of the really small new potatoes (washed, unpeeled), 1 pound of baby carrots, and 1 onion, wedged, in the bottom of the Crock Pot, before adding the roast. I only add about 1/2 cup water (as per suggestions in my Crock Pot manual), and I don't salt it, right away (because I feel that the onion soup mix is already pretty salty). In the last 1/2 hour of cooking, I mix about 2 T cornstartch with a little water (maybe 1 T), and stir that in to the broth, and let the gravy cook, on high, until thickened. This is ALWAYS a perfect pot roast (no matter what kind of roast you use)! Thanks for posting!
This was AMAZING! My first 'real' Crock-pot meal. I placed baby carrots around the roast before adding the water and they cooked the whole time with the roast and turned out perfectly - 8hrs, low. I made gravy with the juices, cornstarch, flour, a little bit of garlic powder (I'd never done that before either) and it was also excellent. My husband and I had it again the next day - I tore up the meat, mixed it with the gravy and we put that on egg noodles. It was like stroganoff. I wished I had more! I will definitly make this again!
If you need something quick to throw in the crockpot , this is good. I used to make this early on in my marriage.