Rating: 5 stars
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

I love the convenience of the slow cooker but I do not care for the sodium content by using cream of mushroom soup etc. Sadly many of today's recipes call for the can of soup. I have tried many recipes over the years and adjusted them and this is the result. Please do use the wine, most of the alcohol dissipates with the cooking.

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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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  • Combine steak seasoning, salt, thyme, and rosemary together in a bowl; rub onto the roast.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and place roast in skillet; cook until roast is browned on all sides, about 10 minutes.

  • Place the roast in the slow cooker and add au jus mix and onion soup mix. Pour water and Malbec over roast.

  • Cook on High for 5 hours (or cook in Low for 8 to 9 hours).

Cook's Notes:

Please adjust the salt in the mix to your taste, start out with a bit less than the amount called for and add more later. I have found the amount was just right for my liking.

Strain the gravy and thicken with a flour slurry if necessary. This recipe makes a lot of good gravy.

Since I had time I seared the pot roast, but I am thinking that in a time crunch it won't be necessary.

For the wine, I used an Australian Malbec. But please, use any red wine that you would drink. Dornfelder, Merlot, Pinot Noir or Zinfandel would also very equal substitutes.

For all DIYers: any homemade season mix can be easily substituted for the store-bought ones. Allrecipes has many to choose from.

For other tasty additions: add pearl onions, peas, carrots,or potatoes. I have not tried these add-ons yet, so I can't speak for it. but I am sure it would be great.

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 22.7g; carbohydrates 8.5g; fat 21.1g; cholesterol 86.1mg; sodium 3076.2mg. Full Nutrition
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