Three Ingredient Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8-10
Three ingredients make an easy and delicious slow cooked roast.
  • 1 (3-5 pound) beef chuck roast
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (0.9 to 1 ounce) packet of onion soup mix (two packets are in a container marked 1.8 or 2 ounces)
  • ½ cup water, to de-glaze the pan.
  1. Brown Roast on all sides in a hot skillet. You are only carmelizing the exterior, not fully cooking the roast.
  2. Place Roast into a slow cooker
  3. Add ½ cup water to the pan in which the roast was cooked and stir, bringing water to a boil to release all of the brown bits into the water. This will add flavor to your roast.
  4. Sprinkle the packet of onion soup mix on top of the roast in the crock pot.
  5. Pour the can of cream of mushroom soup over the top of the roast.
  6. Add the water from the skillet on top of this.
  7. Place the lid on the slow cooker and turn on to low.
  8. Allow to cook for 8 - 10 hours.
  9. It will look very ugly when it's done. That's OK.
  10. Remove roast carefully to a plate. It will be very tender and will start to fall apart.
  11. Optional: If you want to thicken the gravy, turn pot to high, mix 2 tablespoons of flour with two tablespoons of water. Add to the crock pot and stir well. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes or until gravy begins to thicken.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at