Rating: 4.19 stars
86 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3

This recipe is what a recipe should be. Good, simple, and inexpensive.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Score roast on top and sides, and place in a medium sized oven bag. Combine water, soup mix, and Worcestershire sauce; pour over roast. Arrange vegetables around meat. Place oven bag on a roasting pan.

  • Place roast in oven, and immediately reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Bake for 1 1/2 hours for medium well done, or adjust time for desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

550 calories; protein 39.1g; carbohydrates 24.5g; fat 32g; cholesterol 130.8mg; sodium 432.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (87)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
This recipe definitely is easy! Plus it's just as the submitter describes - good simple and inexpensive which is just what a pot roast should be as it's classic comfort food. I chose to cook mine in a slow cooker vs. the oven. And I also subbed a can of beef broth for the water as it brings out more of the beef flavor plus it makes for some really good gravy. I left out the potatoes celery and carrots and instead put the roast on a bed of portabella mushrooms. I cooked it low and slow for 8 hours and it was falling apart and above all delicious - perfect with mashed potatoes! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2005
I didn't have great luck with this recipe. The meat was tough and wasn't nearly done in 1 1/2 hrs. I also felt there was too much water added which watered down the seasonings. I'm not so sure though if it was the recipe that lacked or the COOK! It wasn't a total wash my family ate it and didn't complain. Read More
(24)
86 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2011
This recipe definitely is easy! Plus it's just as the submitter describes - good simple and inexpensive which is just what a pot roast should be as it's classic comfort food. I chose to cook mine in a slow cooker vs. the oven. And I also subbed a can of beef broth for the water as it brings out more of the beef flavor plus it makes for some really good gravy. I left out the potatoes celery and carrots and instead put the roast on a bed of portabella mushrooms. I cooked it low and slow for 8 hours and it was falling apart and above all delicious - perfect with mashed potatoes! Read More
(170)
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2003
My husband and I loved this recipe. It was even better the second night. I added a can of cream of mushroom soup to the bag and it made a delicious gravy. I also increased the cooking time to almost 3 hours and did mashed potatoes instead of cooking them with the roast. I always made my roasts in a crock pot and they cooked so long that the meat was dry and had a weird texture. This is a new favorite! Thanks. Read More
(144)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2005
My 1st time making pot roast was a success because of this easy recipe! I let the meat marinate in the cream of mushroom soup & onion soup mixture for several hours & also let it bake in the oven for about 3 hrs... the result -- a very tender & tasty pot roast & vegetables. Definitely a recipe to keep & use again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2006
I tweaked the recipe a tad to accomidate me and my boyfriend. Instead of water I subsistuted beef broth threw in one whole yello onion cut up and then seasoned the top of the roast with some ground garlic pepper. I also put about five pieces of bay leaves for some extra aroma. As for time I lowered the temperature and cooked it in a regular pan for almost three hours as well. All in all it came out pretty good for the little work put into such a large meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2006
awesome recipe! meat was tender after about 3 hours at 325 degrees. did add 1 can mushroom soup lots of garlic cloves some seasoned salt and instead of water used beef broth. served the roast on bed of chives and garlic mashed potatoes. very good stuff dave! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2003
After my husband "begged" for a pot roast I used this recipe..which was really good! He said it was better than the slow cooker version I had been making for years. My older daughter enjoyed the vegies that cooked with the meat and couldn't stop eating it! It made the house smell wonderful while it was cooking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2005
I'm no cook and I could do this recipe. It's so yummy and easy to make - the oven bag is a big help with clean up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2002
I do not have children so I could not rate this recipe for kids. However my husband and I loved this recipe. It will go into my book to use as one of our favorite meals. As far as easiness and quickness you can't beat it. Thanks for sharing Read More
(26)
Rating: 3 stars
10/10/2005
I didn't have great luck with this recipe. The meat was tough and wasn't nearly done in 1 1/2 hrs. I also felt there was too much water added which watered down the seasonings. I'm not so sure though if it was the recipe that lacked or the COOK! It wasn't a total wash my family ate it and didn't complain. Read More
(24)