A wonderful roast beef slow cooker recipe that makes it own delicious gravy while the beef and veggies are cooking. Try also with dry onion-and-mushroom soup mix in place of the onion for added flavor. Feel free to change the vegetables to make the dish to the liking of you and your family. You can add sliced mushrooms, sliced sweet onion or pearl onions, whatever strikes your fancy. I found a good ratio is 3 cubed potatoes and about 2 handfuls of additional vegetables.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 hrs 10 mins
total:
8 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear roast in hot oil until browned completely, about 2 minutes per side.

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  • Spread potatoes into the bottom of the slow cooker. Layer baby carrots atop the potatoes and green beans atop the carrots. Place the roast atop the layers of vegetables.

  • Mix cream of mushroom soup, water, and dry onion soup mix together in a bowl; pour over the roast and vegetables.

  • Cook on Low 8 to 10 hours.

Nutrition Facts

599 calories; protein 32.5g 65% DV; carbohydrates 43.1g 14% DV; fat 33.2g 51% DV; cholesterol 103.2mg 34% DV; sodium 1214.2mg 49% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2014
Solid 4 star recipe. The water amount wasn't specified so I used an entire can. I had to compensate with the liquid after cooking. I didn't use the entire contents of the onion soup mix....nearly 3/4. The cooking time is WAY OFF. I put my roast into the crockpot at 10am on low. I pulled it out at 3 and it was nicely cooked. Anything more would have been overcooked and dry. I pulled all of the moisture out made a roux and thickened the sauce to a more gravy like consistency. I also added spices before I seared my meat and 3 celery ribs just because they were sad and begging to be used. I absolutely had NO complaints on the pot roast but I admit to doing some serious off recipe (not ingredient) additions. I made a side of sauteed mushrooms with red wine and pear balsamic vinegar which was a HUGE hit to accompany the pot roast. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2018
Will not make again very greasy not a lot of flavor. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2014
Solid 4 star recipe. The water amount wasn't specified so I used an entire can. I had to compensate with the liquid after cooking. I didn't use the entire contents of the onion soup mix....nearly 3/4. The cooking time is WAY OFF. I put my roast into the crockpot at 10am on low. I pulled it out at 3 and it was nicely cooked. Anything more would have been overcooked and dry. I pulled all of the moisture out made a roux and thickened the sauce to a more gravy like consistency. I also added spices before I seared my meat and 3 celery ribs just because they were sad and begging to be used. I absolutely had NO complaints on the pot roast but I admit to doing some serious off recipe (not ingredient) additions. I made a side of sauteed mushrooms with red wine and pear balsamic vinegar which was a HUGE hit to accompany the pot roast. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2018
For those who deemed this recipe as "too greasy": if your roast has wide bands of fat around or running through it trim the excess fat before browning the meat. The recipe itself does not have anything to make the dish greasy. Have made this recipe twice now and it has replaced the way I made roasts for more than 20 years. The first time I made exactly as written using " Beefy Onion Soup Mix" because I keep that on hand (it's one of my Recipe Secrets for meatloaf) and it was 4.5 stars good. The second time I made it when extended family members were visiting and I made a few minor adjustments; I used a 1-lb bag of multi-color baby potatoes (whole) and replaced the green beans with a large sliced onion and some whole ribs of celery. I also heated the 2/3 cup water enough to dissolve 2 beef bullion cubes before adding to the soupy mixture because I accidentally bought plain onion soup instead of beefy onion. It was delicious! I had used the baby new potatoes simply because it was easier and an unexpected benefit was this made the presentation much more appealing. Everyone had seconds and my niece requested the recipe so they could make it at home. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2015
Add a pkg McCormick au jus mix & hidden valley ranch dressing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2019
I added chopped onions. I put them on the bottom under the potatoes. I also added 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with the soup mixture. We like the liquid thick. So good Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2020
I have made this roast many times and changed up the veggies several times. It alourways turns out perfect. In the winter, I do it in the oven at about 250 7-8 hours. It is an easy peasy can't miss dish! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2017
NO and Yes Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2018
Will not make again very greasy not a lot of flavor. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2015
REALLY bland! Also didn't specify how much water to use. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2017
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