Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Favorite Pot Roast Recipe - Made In The Crock Pot


Today's recipe is my favorite go-to for pot roast. I have been making this dinner for years and it's all done in the crock-pot. It's super easy to throw together, full of flavor, perfect for a busy day.




Below is all you need, plus some water and salt and pepper...you don't even need to brown the roast before popping it in the crock pot. If I have time, I will brown it (adds more flavor), if not...it still turns out wonderful. What is great about this recipe is you can tweak it to your liking. 



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If you are looking for a 6 quart slow cooker, I love Hamilton Beach - they are inexpensive and work wonderful. The one in the photo above is no longer in stock (Hamilton Beach 6-Quart Oval Stay Or Go Slow Cooker , Stainless Steel Model 33162R) - I purchased it back in February of 2011 and have used it more times than I can count. Here is another 6 quart slow cooker by Hamilton Beach that has great reviews and a great price!  


Hamilton Beach 33461 Stay or Go 6-Quart Portable Slow Cooker (This is an Amazon Affiliate link)




  
I always serve my pot roast with caramelized onions - delicious! The gravy from the roast is wonderful over mashed potatoes. 


The same recipe can be found on Allrecipes.com - Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast. For more tips on how people have adjusted this recipe to suit their taste, head to the comment section. The recipe has over 6,000 reviews and a 4 1/2 star rating.  


Crock Pot Pot Roast

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Ingredients
  • 5 to 6 pound pot roast
  • 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup or make homemade condensed cream of mushroom soup, using equivalent amount- head here
  • 1 packet onion soup mix (Lipton or store brand - 1 ounce packet)
  • 1 1/4 cups of water (water can be substituted with beef broth. You can also add a little red wine. My favorite is 1 cup water and 1/4 cup red wine)
  • salt & pepper to taste (or use your favorite go-to seasonings)
Directions
Lightly spray crock pot with non-stick cooking spray. Place roast in crock pot and season with salt and pepper or your favorite seasonings. In a medium size bowl, mix soups (can and dried) and water and pour mixture evenly over roast. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Each crock pot cooks differently so you may need to adjust cooking times. Serve with your favorite potatoes and veggies. The gravy from the roast is wonderful with mashed potatoes.  Enjoy!

Tips
Browning the roast before placing in the crock pot adds wonderful flavor. Also, if you had red wine, I highly recommend replacing 1/4 of cup of water with wine - it's wonderful!

For leftover roast beef sandwiches, try my Grandpa Kelly's Famous Horseradish Cheese Spread recipe!  Just 4 ingredients, simple to make, so good. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers!

51 comments:

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Looks so yummy Mary and I'm telling you, leftover roast beef sandwiches are the best with your horseradish cheese spread on them! Making some this week again for Christmas gifts! That stuff is the bomb!!

Mary N said...

After reading your message about the horseradish cheese spread, Danni - I had to make the roast this week! I have the cheese spread in the fridge and I'll be able to get two dinners from one meal, perfect this busy Christmas week. The roast is in the crock-pot now...can't wait for leftovers to make roast beef sandwiches! Merry Christmas to you, Sam and the family. Hugs to you!

Mary N said...

...and you know I'm smiling ear to ear that you are making the cheese spread for gifts. I know my grandpa is smiling down on you! :)

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

I think Danni has a great idea there. My menu is planned for this week, but I need something for next!

Mary N said...

Yay, Heather! I am making life easy this week. I have two crock pot dinners on the menu that will make 3-4 meals. I'm making the Sweet & Smoky pulled pork tomorrow. Mara actually requested the pot roast for dinner this week and after reading Danni's message, I had to make it!

Anonymous said...

Could you suggest a cream of soup substitute for the cream of mushroom soup? I have never cared for anything mushroom and would like to make this recipe. Thank you! Diane from Wisconsin

Mary N said...

Hi Diane, Hmmm, this recipe is so good with cream of mushroom soup - but if you're not a fan, you won't care for it. Let me see if I can find a good substitute for you, or a recipe that you may like. I'll be back.....

Rita Jemeyson said...

What about cream of celery?

Mary N said...

I think cream of celery may work - but this recipe so good with cream of mushroom. If anyone has tried it with cream of celery, I'd love to hear the results.

Mary N said...

This looks like a good one to try, Diane - No Mushrooms:

http://southernfood.about.com/od/crockpotpotroast/r/bl121c12.htm

If you have red wine, I'd replace some of the water with a 1/4 cup. The juices (gravy) for this recipe will be watery, but there is a simple TIP in the post to thicken it up after the roast is finished cooking.

JANE DOE said...

I make this with the onion soup, but with a bag of baby carrots and 4-5 quartered little red potatoes. I've always wanted to make it a little thicker, and the mushroom soup will be perfect! Thanks!

Diane from Wisconsin said...

Mary, Thank you for your response! I printed out the recipe and will try it this month. My one and only New Year's Resolution for 2015: cook more for my family! By the way, IF I have red wine? Always have red wine on hand. LOL Thank you! Diane from Wisconsin :)

Diane from Wisconsin said...

Mary, thank you for your response. I printed out the recipe and will try it later this month. My only New Year's resolution for 2015 is to cook more for my family. By the way, IF I have red wine? ALWAYS have red wine available. LOL Thanks again! Diane from Wisconsin :)

amber438 said...

I added a half cup of merlot. cooking now. will see what happens :)

Melissa Bo said...

This sounds delicious! Pinning to try soon!

Mary N said...

It's going to be so good, Amber!

Mary N said...

LOL, me too, Diane, red wine is a staple in my home. I hope you like the recipe! Best wishes!

Mary N said...

Hope you make it, Melissa! Thanks for stopping by!

Shelly Paige said...

I'm not a fan of cream of mushroom soup (really not a fan of mushrooms) but sometimes Cream of mushroom soup works perfectly with a recipe. I can't think of any other of Cream of soup to use......so, I'm going use the Mushrooms soup and happy my hubby happy......he loves mushrooms! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Mary!
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Anonymous said...

I made this and it was amazing! Lots of flavour. I had it on low all day while I was at work. Made a paste of flour/water and whisked into the sauce on high for the gravy!

Anonymous said...

A 5-6 lb. roast is too much for my husband and I. How would the cooking time be adjusted for a 2 lb. roast?

Lisa Crosby said...

Did you cut the potatoes first or did you put them in whole?

Anonymous said...

I have made this recipe for a least 20 years. I use a 3 lb roast, 1 can of mushroom soup and 1 pkg dried onion soup. I put several whole carrots under the roast in an oblong slow cooker. I do not add water.

Anonymous said...

Do they still make golden mushroom soup? That's how my mom made it when I was younger, and even though I don't like mushrooms, I loooved this roast.

Skat said...

I made this with Campbell's Cream of Onion soup and it was delicious! I highly recommend trying it!

Emily A said...

I ran out of cream of mushroom soup once but used cream of celery...delicious! This became the go to for my family...
I have also used started using beefy onion dry soup mix, no need to add broth. I've added mushrooms &/or onions...
My husband complains that it never tastes the same way twice...but always good!

Mrs. Hall said...

I made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious!! I added carrots & sweet potatoes which worked well. Thanks for the recipe it's a keeper!

Anonymous said...

I have made this alot and it is delicious!! I usually use a 3 lb chuck roast, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup red wine, I also use a packet of brown gravy mix, makes the gravy a little bit thicker. It is so good!!

Anonymous said...

I'd use cream of chicken in it's place.

Urania Wynperle said...

Mary where can I find the recipe for your horseradish cheese spread?

Mary N said...

Urania, here is the link to the Horseradish Cheese Spread - it's a family favorite! I was born eating this spread! http://www.sweetlittlebluebird.com/2012/11/horseradish-cheese-recipe-grandpa.html

Anonymous said...

What can be used in place of the mushroom?

Anonymous said...

Does it need to be thawed out?

alexis said...

This is in the crock pot right now! I followed this recipe exactly about a month ago and it was a hit!This should be everyone's pot roast recipe! So much flavor!

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Anonymous said...

I use cream of celery and it's delicious.

Anonymous said...

Going to make this tomorrow so excited to try it

Anonymous said...

I leave mine whole. The potatoes turn out perfect every time! I also use a big white onion also whole. Slice before serving so sweet and tasty! Love this recipe!

Jane Greenway said...

This is always a hit at our house. Only changes are: I add sliced mushrooms and only use Campbell's GOLDEN MUSHROOM soup

Anonymous said...

I add can of mushrooms and use can of french onion soup and can of cr of mushroom soup. For those that don't want the mushroom...just use french onion. I did once when I was out of the mushroom soup and didn't want to run to the store. Was awesome.

Make it Happen said...

Hi,

Can the same measurements be used for a 2.5lb roast??

Thank you!!

Anonymous said...

Hi y'all I needed to stop by and ask a real quick question.. I'm really new to this whole crockpot world of cooking and found this recipe on pinterest but I started a bit late(3:30pm) it's now 4pm is there anyway I might have my dinner done at least by 8pm and also what is the difference between cooking on low and cooking on high other then the obvious will it cook faster if on high? Please help I dont want to mess this up.. thanks in advance

Mary N said...

Hi Anonymous - If you cooked your roast on high, it should be ready by 8. Each slow cooker cooks different, some slower than others. And yes, high and low are what you said. Low cooks at a lower heat and slower and vise versa. I hope you love this as much as my family! If you have onions, caramelize some and serve them with you roast.

Anonymous said...

Is there any specific type of roast you suggest for this recipe?

Anonymous said...

I made this and my grandkids just loved it I use the golden mushroom soup and garlic mushroom soup and just love to add lots of onions !!!

Lori said...

I have done this with one can of cream of myshroom and one can of tomato soup...delicious

Anonymous said...

I make this in the fall, my husband love's this! I use a 2-3 lb. Roast 1 Can crm mush, 1 pack onion soup, black pepper, marjoram, sliced onion & carrots served over egg noodles! It's nummy!

ShannaMade said...

This looks really yummy!

Jamie C said...

Made this recipe tonight for dinner. It was delicious!!! I bought a 2.5 lb chuck roast, so I only used 1 can cream of mushroom, half a packet of the lipton onion soup, and just a little more than a half cup of water. I salt and peppered the roast & put it in straight in the crock pot on high. Mixed the other 3 ingredients together and poured over top of the roast. I let it cook on high about 4 1/2 - 5 hours....YUMMY!!!! Served it with mashed potatoes, corn, and corn bread. I can't wait to make this again. It was very easy and required hardly any prep time. Thank you for this suggestion.

Sunshine Lady said...

Have you tried with other cheeses? Not a huge Velveeta fan.

Sunshine Lady said...

Have you tried with other cheeses? Not a huge Velveeta fan.

Anonymous said...

I don't have any onion soup mix. Can it be deleted?