Slow Cooker Pot Roast (Without Onion Soup Mix)

READY IN: 8hrs 20mins
Recipe by pies and cakes and

Having tried the "other" slow cooker roast recipes, I wanted to create something with as much flavor, but without using the too salty, too oniony soup mix. I combined several other recipes and came up with this, which I think is better and it's the only one I use now.

Top Review by knitaholic

This was great! I used 3.5 lb chuck roast, and added 1 cup celery. The cooking time was extended to probably 9 1/2 hours on low, and then we made a gravy after removing the meat and veggies. I'll be making this again...Thanks for posting! Oh, and I forgot the minced onion but I ended up making sauteed mushrooms and onions for a side dish.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12-2 lbs beef chuck roast
  • 1 lb baby carrots
  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons instant minced onion
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a small bowl, combine soup, water, basil, Worcestershire sauce and onion and whisk together. Set aside.
  2. Place roast in slow cooker and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place carrots and potatoes over meat and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour soup mixture over meat and veggies and cook on low for 8 hours.

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