Crock Pot Onion Soup Beef Pot Roast

crock pot roast with onion soup
Onion soup pot roast. Diana Rattray
  • 9 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 9 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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This easy, popular slow cooker pot roast is made with only 5 ingredients plus the water! Use a good lean beef chuck roast in this recipe, or look for a cut of beef with "pot roast" on the label.

Onion soup flavors the beef perfectly. Just put everything in the crockpot, set it, and forget it!

What You'll Need

  • 1 beef pot roast of your choice* about 4 to 5 pounds
  • Baby carrots, optional
  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds new potatoes, cut into 2-inch chunks, optional
  • 2 cans (10 3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 envelope (about 1 ounce) Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups water

How to Make It

  1. Place beef pot roast in the crock pot.  Add carrots and new potatoes, if using.
  2. Combine the condensed soups, onion soup mix, and water; pour over the pot roast and vegetables, if using.
  3. Cook on low 8 to 10 hrs or until tender. Or cook on HIGH for about 3 to 4 hours.
  4. If desired, thicken the gravy with about 2 tablespoons of flour or cornstarch which has been mixed with cold water. 


*Cuts of meat for pot roasts are often labeled by the grocer, but if not, choose a lean chuck roast, blade roast, 7-bone, rump roast, bottom round, or shoulder roast.

Tip: Because of condensation, the juices are often watered down by the end of the cooking time. When the roast is done, keep it warm and pour juices into a medium saucepan. Bring the juices to a boil and simmer briskly until reduced and concentrated, about 8 to 10 minutes.

To thicken, combine 2 teaspoons of cornstarch or about 1 tablespoon of flour with a few tablespoons of cold water. Mix until smooth and stir into the simmering juices. Serve the sauce with the sliced pot roast.

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