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    Super Simple Pot Roast

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    6 hrs 5 mins

    5 mins

    6 hrs

    Shawn C's Note:

    This is a great way to cook on busy errand days. The gravy makes itself and the roast literally falls apart, you have to scoop it out with a spoon. You can even place the roast in FROZEN if you want just add a few hours extra time of cooking. It is always perfect and everyone eats it up--never much left over for lunches.

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    • 3 -5 lbs chuck roast or 3 -5 lbs chuck tender roast
    • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope Lipton onion mushroom dry soup mix
    • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
    • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth
    • 1 beef bouillon cube


    1. 1
      Place soups in crock pot and whisk together.
    2. 2
      Add remaining ingredients to crock pot.
    3. 3
      Cover and turn on high for 6-8 hours.
    4. 4
      Serve with rice or potatoes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 26, 2003


      This is a snap to put together and the house smelled like Heaven when I got home from teaching on a cold, rainy day in the desert (which we don't often get here in Arizona!). I added a pound of baby carrots and thickened the delicious gravy with some corn starch at the end. The meat was wonderfully tender and tasty. Served with homemade mashed potatoes and hot french bread. My 14 year old and DH asked for seconds - I'm glad it was a big roast so we can have it again tonight! Thanks so much Shawn C for a new way to prepare pot roast that I know we will enjoy many times again!

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    • on March 22, 2003


      This turned out beautifully - my husband actually ate pretty much the whole roast - it was falling apart and so tender. I didn't have the onion and mushroom soup mix so i used some french onion soup mix and some of the "cream of anything soup" mix from hillbillyhousewife, with water - and seared the roast before i put it in the crockpot - then scraped off the brownings with some water and added that to the crockpot as well instead of beef broth and bouillon, which i also didn't have. It still turned out great! And the gravy was delicious - i had some on a bun with the gravy to dip it in and it was probably the best beef dip i have had in a very long time!

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    • on March 14, 2003


      This was wonderful! I forgot to use the bouillon cube, but it was still very flavorful. I used Cream of Chicken Soup instead of the Cream of Mushroom Soup. I added fresh thinly sliced sweet potatoes during the last 3 hours of cooking.

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    Nutritional Facts for Super Simple Pot Roast

    Serving Size: 1 (257 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 550.0
    Calories from Fat 228
    Total Fat 25.3 g
    Saturated Fat 10.4 g
    Cholesterol 224.6 mg
    Sodium 1421.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 74.4 g

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    Lipton onion mushroom dry soup mix

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