This is a great recipe for a slightly sweet, tender pot roast made with apple cider and onion soup mix.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 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 the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Place the roast in a roasting pan or large casserole dish. Fill the dish with about 1/2 inch of water, then stir in the apple juice concentrate. Sprinkle soy sauce over the top of the roast. Make several small slits in the roast and stuff pieces of garlic into them. Season the roast with onion soup mix. Cover with aluminum foil or a lid.

  • Bake for 2 hours in the preheated oven, then remove from the oven and add the carrots and potatoes. Cover again, and continue to cook for an additional 2 hours, or until roast is fork tender.

Nutrition Facts

792 calories; protein 41.8g 84% DV; carbohydrates 51.1g 17% DV; fat 46.2g 71% DV; cholesterol 163.6mg 55% DV; sodium 611.2mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2010
To make this easier on myself I made this in the slow cooker by putting the meat and gravy mixture on high for four hours then I added the carrots and potatoes and cooked for two more hours (still on high). The meat was nice and tender and the sweetness from the apple juice cut through the saltiness of the soy and onion soup mix. My husband liked it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/22/2008
I was disappointed with how this roast turned out. I found the apple to be much too sweet. Maybe using half a can of the apple juice concentrate would be better. Read More
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82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2010
To make this easier on myself I made this in the slow cooker by putting the meat and gravy mixture on high for four hours then I added the carrots and potatoes and cooked for two more hours (still on high). The meat was nice and tender and the sweetness from the apple juice cut through the saltiness of the soy and onion soup mix. My husband liked it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2007
This was very easy to prepare and the result is delicious! A nice variation from the traditional pot roast flavor. Even my picky teenager liked it. I used Yukon Gold potatoes and also added a few small quartered onions with the vegetables. The meat was very tender juicy and flavorful; it was good served with the broth or you can thicken the broth with cornstarch or flour to make a gravy (as picky teenager did). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2007
My kids loved this pot roast! Which is a great things because they are picky eaters. I did a few things differently though. Instead of cooking it in the oven I cooked it in a Crock Pot for 6 hours and omitted the veggies. Then when it was finished I put it in a baking pan poured half of the broth on it and used the remaining broth for gravy. It was tender juicy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2007
Really nicely flavored the sweet of the apple and the salt of the soy balance well. Very tender and not dry at all. I forgot to buy the concentrate (it was even on my list and I just skipped over it!) so I used two of my daughter's 100% apple juice juice boxes. I omitted the water. This still worked! It is a great alternative to the traditional very salty pot roasts. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2009
SO,SO Delicious! Not too sweet, Not too salty, I would say pretty darn perfect. Very moist! No knives needed! I did add a bay leaf and added more garlic(we are garlic freaks in our house!). A hit in the Elliott house! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2008
This roast was very flavorful. I omitted the potatoes and added 2 coursely chopped onions.I also omitted the apple juice and added a sliced apple and 3 ribs of chopped celery about 1 hour before it was done.I also used 4 cups of beef broth and 1 packet of beef/onion dry soup mix along with the dry onion soup mix.It was very,very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2011
This was really good! I didn't have concentrated apple juice so used what I had, apple cider, and was wonderful. 1 warning though, I used a 1lb roast so expected it to cook faster but it was done in less than 2 hours so you might want to check it more often to avoid over cooking. Update...I made this with a pork roast and it was even better! BTW I cooked this both times in my slow cooker. I have the kind that takes 1/2 the time as the usual ones. and they were done in only 2 hours. I cooked a little longer only to make it more tender. Try this with a pork roast thoughas it truly is amazing, more than 5 stars. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/09/2007
Maybe I did something wrong but I didn't taste any apple in this roast. It just tasted like soy sauce and onion soup mix. The cooking time was really off too my roast (which was the same size called for in the recipe) was done after two hours so I didn't even get to put the vegetables in. I won't be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/22/2008
I was disappointed with how this roast turned out. I found the apple to be much too sweet. Maybe using half a can of the apple juice concentrate would be better. Read More
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