Friday, March 19, 2010

Effortless Pot Roast

By request, here is my favorite Pot Roast recipe for the crock pot.  I haven't made this in a while... I'll have to make it next time roasts go on sale!

Effortless Pot Roast


2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
1 1/4 cups water
5 - 6 lb pot roast

*** If you have a small family and only want to do a 2 - 3 lb roast, just use 1 can of soup, 3/4 cup water and the onion soup packet.  Although, I don't know why anyone would cook a 3 lb roast, when they could cook a 6 lb roast in the same amount of time.  Leftovers can be frozen and are awesome used instead of ground beef in some tacos the next day.  But then, I've said before that I'm a cook-in-big-batches kind of girl. 


1.  In a bowl, mix cream of mushroom soup, dry onion soup mix and water.

2.  Place pot roast in slow cooker and coat with soup mixture.

3.  Cook on Low setting for 8 to 9 hours - the longer the better. 

If you like a thick gravy, you can thicken the juices with a little cornstarch/water mixture right before serving. 


  1. You are awsome! I just might be making that Monday so that I can go to the gym and Jason will be home to eat:) I've been using the onion soup packet but not the cream of mushroom soup. I have tons of roasts right now... caught them on mega sale at food lion a couple weeks ago.

    Side note... is Becky's girl's party tomorrow? Did she end up doing the Candyland theme? I think I am doing candyland for Riley so just curious to know what she did for her party. Thanks!

  2. It's tomorrow afternoon. I can't wait to see how the cakes turn out! I'll try to remember to take the camera and get party pics for you to use for ideas.


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