Comfort Pot Roast (For the Crock Pot)

"This is the only way I'll do pot roast, and I've tried many over the years. Talk about the perfect comfort food! I usually make mashed potatoes, dumplings or egg noodles to go with this and smother all in the delicious gravy."
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  • 3 -5 lbs chuck roast
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 -2 lb carrot, peeled (if thin, leave whole, if chunky, cut in half)
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix, divided
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 12 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (from soup envelope)
  • 12 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 14 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Put 2 tablespoons water in bottom of crock pot.
  • Place carrots in crock pot.
  • Combine paprika, onion soup powder, garlic powder and pepper (making a dry rub).
  • Rub into roast, coating all sides.
  • Place roast in cooker.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 of the remaining soup mix over roast.
  • Layer sliced onions on top.
  • Sprinkle with remaining soup mix.
  • Spoon cream soup over top.
  • Cook low 8 to 10 hours.

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  1. _Pixie_
    Definitely comfort food for a fall night. We really enjoyed this served with plain rice. I checked the gravy before serving and it was too salty for me, so I added some extra water and thickened it with cornstarch. That worked quite well and the gravy was really tasty, I especially liked the use paprika. I'd definitely make this again, thanks for posting.
  2. karen bender
    This was very good and my family gobbled it up, but I thought it was salty and lacked a little of that "homemade" flavor. Maybe add a splash of red wine to deepen the flavor? With all the other pot roast recipes, I'll probably try another before I repeat this one.
  3. Denise Nachtigal
    Made as written. Easy, good, and gone in one sitting. :) Thanks!
  4. candik22
    This was my first time making a roast and it was delicious. My husband loved it so much he gave me a kiss.It was very easy to make! This will be permanently in my cookbook!
  5. Denise in da Kitchen
    This was the best roast I have ever cooked in my crock pot! It was perfectly seasoned, and so easy! Paired with mashed potatoes and with Copycat Red Lobster's Cheddar Biscuits #54657, it was real comfort food. Thank you shelbyrose for my new favorite pot roast recipe!


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