Excellent roast beef with plenty of juices which can be thickened for gravy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
22 hrs
total:
22 hrs 5 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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  • Pour soy sauce and dry onion soup mix into the slow cooker; mix well. Place chuck roast into the slow cooker. Add water until the top 1/2 inch of the roast is not covered. Sprinkle ground pepper on top.

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  • Cover and cook on low for 22 hours.

Nutrition Facts

555 calories; protein 40.4g 81% DV; carbohydrates 4.4g 1% DV; fat 40.8g 63% DV; cholesterol 161mg 54% DV; sodium 1368.6mg 55% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2008
Since I had a sirloin tip roast that certainly wouldn't need 22 hours in the slow cooker, I only cooked it about 7-1/2 hours and it was done perfectly. I set the roast on a bed of cremini mushrooms, used beefy onion soup mix, since that's what I had in the pantry, only 2 T. of soy sauce to avoid this being too salty, a bay leaf, and just a mere cup of water. The house smelled wonderful and the roast was delicious and flavorful with a rich au jus. We're looking forward to having the leftovers as French Dip sandwiches! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/01/2010
Wow. Unless you modify this recipe be prepared to drink a gallon of water. It is saltier than a can of sardines! Read More
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692 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 464
  • 4 star values: 145
  • 3 star values: 53
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2008
Since I had a sirloin tip roast that certainly wouldn't need 22 hours in the slow cooker, I only cooked it about 7-1/2 hours and it was done perfectly. I set the roast on a bed of cremini mushrooms, used beefy onion soup mix, since that's what I had in the pantry, only 2 T. of soy sauce to avoid this being too salty, a bay leaf, and just a mere cup of water. The house smelled wonderful and the roast was delicious and flavorful with a rich au jus. We're looking forward to having the leftovers as French Dip sandwiches! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2006
This was really good. I made a few changes though. I used low sodium soy sauce and dry onion mushroom soup mix and it was not salty at all. The beef does not need to be in the slow cook for 22 hours. That is way too long. I put mine on high in the slow cooker and it was done in about 4-5 hours and was really tender and juicy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2007
My husband made this, so you know it is darn easy! Cooked on low 8 hours the first day, put in the fridge overnight, lifted off the fat in the morning (my trick!) and then put it back on low for 8 more hours with quartered red potatoes, carrots and onions added in. Very juicy and flavorful. We always use low sodium soy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2006
Put a 3lb roast in at 7am, put in carrots and potatoes at 1pm, and ate at 6pm. It was perfect! Used low sodium soy. Will do this often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2003
Thanks so much for this recipe, Tracy! I had my in-laws over for this the first time I made it. It was the best roast we've ever had. What "made" the roast was the juice it simmers in and it makes the absolute BEST gravy for hot roast beef sandwiches the next day. I used about 4 large tbsp. of corn strach mixed with water to give the juice it's gravy consistency before serving. You can't find better tasting rost beef gravy than this at any restaurant!! I will make this time and time again. Very impressive. Who would know it is SOOOO easy? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2009
This did not take 22 hours, it took about 8 on low. It was very tender. I used low sodium soy sauce and a can of low sodium beef broth with a cup of water. I added a bay leaf and fresh portabella mushrooms. It smelled great and tasted even better. Very simple! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2003
Fantastic! The beef was sooo soft and delicious! It just took 12 hours in my Rival oval slow cooker. I will definitely try this recipe again but with modifications. My roast was way too salty for me, so I'm going to try to cut back on the onion soup mix and soy sauce. I added 1 1/2 to 2 cups more water to make the juice less salty. To thicken it, I added instant mashed potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2008
This was great. So simple to prepare. I added some freshly crushed garlic and used low sodium soy sauce. I served this to a family of picky eaters and there were no leftovers! It was falling apart tender and had perfect texture, not mushy at all. Like others, I didn't cook this on low for the full 22 hours. I cooked it on high for 6 hours then turned it to low for the last 2. Thanks! This was a hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was one of the best pot roasts I have ever eaten. The salt content is perfect, it is juicy, flavorful, and tender. I added some cornstarch to thicken the remaining juices for gravy and it was a perfect dinner. There is nothing better than a fix it and forget it dinner and this qualifies. Only change I would make is next time I will add some carrots and potatoes in the morning before going to work. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/01/2010
Wow. Unless you modify this recipe be prepared to drink a gallon of water. It is saltier than a can of sardines! Read More
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