Slow Cooker Beef Sauce Pot Roast

"This is one of the most tender and flavorful roasts that I've ever made in the crock pot. I really think the key is cooking the roast all day long on low! That's how I do it when I have the time and the meat just falls apart. This recipe is adapted from Sandra Lee."
 
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Ready In:
9hrs 10mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
8
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ingredients

  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 (8 ounce) bag baby carrots
  • 1 (8 ounce) package mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 lb tiny new potatoes, halved
  • 3 - 3 12 lbs beef chuck roast, rinsed and patted dry
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) packet onion soup mix
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 14 cup steak sauce
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directions

  • Into a slow cooker, put the onions, carrots, mushrooms and potatoes.
  • Season the roast with salt and pepper.
  • In large skillet over medium high heat, brown the meat on all sides in the oil.
  • When it is nicely browned, put it in the slow cooker on top of the vegetables.
  • In small bowl, stir together the cream of celery soup, onion soup mix, beef broth and steak sauce.
  • Pour over the top of roast.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Note: This can also be cooked for 3-4 hours on a high setting, but I don't think it comes out as tender.

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Reviews

  1. LifeIsGood
    My family absolutely loved this pot roast recipe! I cooked my roast for 8 hours on low and the meat was so tender and flavorful. I omitted the mushrooms and used cream of mushroom instead of cream of celery. The only other change I made was to use regular potatoes, peeled and quartered. This is probably the best crock pot recipe I've tried. Thank you!
     
  2. Annacia
    Oh My Heavens, Lainey this is a keeper for sure. The *only* thing I will do next time (and there will be a next time!) is to shorten the cooking time by a couple of hours with the smaller roasts I buy. Mine was so tender that it didn't slice but shredded ( I used a sirloin tri-tip that was only about 2 -2 1/2 lbs). That sure didn't stop us from enjoying it though. Needless to say, it was melt in your mouth tender and it remained moist and full of rich flavor. My carrots were very fresh organic and even DH remarked on how good "even the carrots are". The mushrooms absorbed the flavors, the tiny Yukon Gold spuds were actually creamy tasting. OH!, almost forgot, I found that I didn't have any steak sauce (as such) left so I used Renee's Mushroom Peppercorn sauce as a fill in and skipped the broth which ended up being a good thing as I had *lots* of yummy gravy in the pot. This is my new "go to" pot roast recipe and it's going into my All Time Favs cookbook. Thank you Lainey for this treasure.
     
  3. Nonno Select
    Made this yesterday for my family dinner. 6 people finished a 3.5 lb. roast. We added an equal amount of parsnip as carrots as well as twice the onions and potatoes. It came out great. Will keep this as a go-to dish.
     
  4. BLUE ROSE
    Thanks to Best of 2011 Cookbook Official Game I picked this recipe to try.<br/><br/>We loved this recipe! The meat was to tender & the flavor was WOW.<br/><br/>I am so glad I picked this recipe to try.
     
  5. HokiesMom
    Lainey - this was a very nice and moist roast when it was all done. I'm not too sure we cared for the undertone of the celery soup and steak sauce, but I just added a bit of coffee (about 1/2 cup) and a bit more beef broth to dilute it and then made a roux to create a nice gravy! The roast itself was perfectly cooked, the veggies tasted fabulous. I did add some sliced vidalia onion to the pot before cooking because we love onions served this way. I'll definitely try this again and possibly reduce the steak sauce and use a different soup base but overall the texture and technique was fabulous! Thanks Lainey. So glad I tagged you in the Gimme Five game! :)
     
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  1. LifeIsGood
    My family absolutely loved this pot roast recipe! I cooked my roast for 8 hours on low and the meat was so tender and flavorful. I omitted the mushrooms and used cream of mushroom instead of cream of celery. The only other change I made was to use regular potatoes, peeled and quartered. This is probably the best crock pot recipe I've tried. Thank you!
     

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