Better -Than-Arby's Roast Beef Sandwiches

"I got this from another recipe site. I haven't tried it yet but it looks good."
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Ready In:
8hrs 10mins


  • 3 -4 lbs roast
  • 12 cup brown sugar
  • 1 package onion soup mix
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 onion hamburger buns or 8 regular hamburger buns


  • Put roast in the crockpot.
  • Combine brown sugar,onion soup mix,water, chopped onion, garlic powder and salt and pepper.
  • Pour over roast.
  • Cook for 8-10 hours stirring occasionally.
  • Serve on buns.

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  1. This was very easy to make, however I found that after 15 hours of cooking on the low setting the meat was burning - I have a new crock pot that perhaps cooks a bit hotter than the old ones - I would recommend watching the meat closely after 10 hours and am sure the results will be tasty
  2. One of the more expensive recipes I've made, first the money I spent on a barely edible dried out, overly sweet shredded roast, and then the money I spent going to Arby's. It's not even a particularly decent roast recipe overall. This recipe should never allowed to masquerade as a copycat Arby's recipe. I didn't expect perfection but I at least expected a decent roast. I would never serve this to my family, even my dog seemed disappointed. Be warned.
  3. My fifteen-year-old son made this for supper last night. He put it in the crock at 730am and it was perfectly done at 430pm [we used a blade roast, and it was still partially frozen when we started]. We shredded the meat and served it on cheese buns. Very good, very easy.
  4. I threw this together during my last oamc session. Defrosted last night and put it in the crockpot this morning. I thought these were pretty good (dh says not better than arbys though lol.). It is pretty easy, but only gets the three stars from me because it didn't wow me. We will probably have it again sometime though. I did love the onions after they cooked down as well. Thanks for sharing something so easy.
  5. I have made this twice now and it is so good! I'm usually not a fan of roast beef but somehow this recipe makes me drool, lol! I used <a href="/24952">Copycat Lipton's Onion Soup Mix</a> for the soup mix. After cooking, I shredded the meat with 2 forks and served on <a href="/58660">Homemade Buns</a>. Thanks for posting! :)



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