Onion Pot Roast

"I've tried many pot roast recipes but this is my favourite. Its my adaptation from the Lipton Onion Soup box.....I'm so cheeky, I even use "no name soup mix"! Just add Yorkshire Pudding & you've got a tasty dinner. When I make this for 2 people, I use the leftovers in Beef Vegetable soup or Beef Barley soup."
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photo by CountryLady
photo by CountryLady photo by CountryLady
Ready In:
3hrs 45mins




  • Heat oil in dutch oven over medium high heat.
  • Braise meat for about 5 minutes, turning often until browned on all sides.
  • Remove, set aside and keep warm.
  • Saute onions in dutch oven until limp.
  • Add broth, apple juice, wine, onion soup mix& spices and stir well.
  • Return beef to dutch oven.
  • Roast at 325°F for 2 1/2 hours, turning beef about every 30 minutes.
  • Cut vegetables into chunks, add to pot and cook for about another hour or until cooked to desired doneness.
  • Remove veggies and beef and keep warm until ready to serve; for a thicker gravy, use corn starch.

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  1. Sharon123
    I cooked this roast just the way you told me too, and it turned out tender and tasty! The vegs. were good too. The juices mixed together well and it was devoured! Thanks!
  2. Andy K.
    This is an excellent recipe...first time made it your way (but I used a beef tri-tip). Second time made it on top of the stove. I did everything as you said, then brought it to a boil, turned down to simmer for 1 hour. I then remove the pot roast, slice it and put it back in the pot with the veggies (no celery, kids & wife don't like celery), and bring it back to a boil, then simmer for another 1 hour to an hour and fifteen minutes...tender, juicy, deliciousness! Pot roast has always been a favorite of mine and your recipe just made it better!
  3. saoconnor2
    I have made this recipe several times, always turns out great. I used all wine instead of apple juice (didn’t have any) and it was wonderful. Adding the vegetables at the end is a great idea, because they don’t get mushy. I will definitely make this again. Gets rave reviews! The beef just falls apart.
  4. robindemaio1_4084968
    The meat was tough-I would not cook in such a short amount of time and I'll get a fattier piece of meat. This wasn't too good-crock pot on low is the way to go!!
  5. ellie_
    Very good comfort food at its best. Skipped the wine but doubled the apple juice. Served with crescent rolls and apple pie with cool whip -- great meal. Thanks for sharing!


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