Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is the easiest recipe ever....and I dont cook roast beef any other way because no matter what, you end up with a wonderfully moist roast every time. Oh yeah and there is no oven mess to clean up afterwoods.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 bolar roast
  • 1 (45 g) packet French onion soup mix
  • 1 oven cooking bag


  1. Place dry soup min in bag and shake.
  2. Put beef in bag and roll around to coat.
  3. Seal bag (do not pierce)and place in moderate oven.
  4. Cooking time will depend on how you like your beef cooked.
  5. I like mine well done -- dont worry it will be moist and flavoursome.
  6. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove meat from bag, reserve juices to make the worlds best gravy!
  8. note: This recipe is best for a bolar roast. Topside etc. is a bit too lean and wont turn out as tender.
Most Helpful

This is not only the easiest roast but the best I've EVER made! I too threw in potatoes and baby carrots - on top of the Lipton Onion Soup Mix I diced some vidalia onion for extra flavor and added that wonderful 1/2 cup of red cooking wine - it made it even more juicy! My family loved it and the sandwiches the next day were just as good.

Chef Joels October 04, 2010

*Made for Australia/NZ Swap #32* Took this lovely simple recipe and added all but the kitchen sink ! Had a few potatoes and onions handy, and found some baby carrots in the frig drawer, tossed about 1/2 red wine over, and topped with the onion soup mix ! It was a One Bag very flavorful meal, with effortless cleanup ! Thanks for posting, Annie !

NurseJaney September 06, 2009

It doesn't get any easier than this. Very good roast recipe. I couldn't find a bolar roast at the market, so the man in the meat department showed me a roast that would be comparable. I made this in a cooking bag in my crock pot. The roast turned out very tender and the gravy that I made from the drippings was very good. I can't wait to have roast beef sandwiches tomorrow for lunch. Thanks for sharing such an easy and tasty recipe, Stardustannie.

Crafty Lady 13 September 23, 2007