"Excellent Roast Beef with plenty of juices which can be thickened for gravy." — GLASSWOMN9
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beef chuck roast
1 (1 ounce) package
dry onion soup mix
freshly ground black pepper
Since I had a sirloin tip roast that certainly wouldn't need 22 hours in the slow cooker, I only cooked it about 7-1/2 hours and it was done perfectly. I set the roast on a bed of cremini mushrooms, used beefy onion soup mix, since that's what I had in the pantry, only 2 T. of soy sauce to avoid this being too salty, a bay leaf, and just a mere cup of water. The house smelled wonderful and the roast was delicious and flavorful with a rich au jus. We're looking forward to having the leftovers as French Dip sandwiches!
Wow. Unless you modify this recipe, be prepared to drink a gallon of water. It is saltier than a can of sardines!
This was really good. I made a few changes though. I used low sodium soy sauce and dry onion mushroom soup mix and it was not salty at all. The beef does not need to be in the slow cook for 22 hours. That is way too long. I put mine on high in the slow cooker and it was done in about 4-5 hours and was really tender and juicy.
My husband made this, so you know it is darn easy! Cooked on low 8 hours the first day, put in the fridge overnight, lifted off the fat in the morning (my trick!) and then put it back on low for 8 more hours with quartered red potatoes, carrots and onions added in. Very juicy and flavorful. We always use low sodium soy.
Put a 3lb roast in at 7am, put in carrots and potatoes at 1pm, and ate at 6pm. It was perfect! Used low sodium soy. Will do this often.
Thanks so much for this recipe, Tracy! I had my in-laws over for this the first time I made it. It was the best roast we've ever had. What "made" the roast was the juice it simmers in and it makes the absolute BEST gravy for hot roast beef sandwiches the next day. I used about 4 large tbsp. of corn strach mixed with water to give the juice it's gravy consistency before serving. You can't find better tasting rost beef gravy than this at any restaurant!! I will make this time and time again. Very impressive. Who would know it is SOOOO easy?
Fantastic! The beef was sooo soft and delicious! It just took 12 hours in my Rival oval slow cooker.
I will definitely try this recipe again but with modifications. My roast was way too salty for me, so I'm going to try to cut back on the onion soup mix and soy sauce.
I added 1 1/2 to 2 cups more water to make the juice less salty. To thicken it, I added instant mashed potatoes.
This did not take 22 hours, it took about 8 on low. It was very tender. I used low sodium soy sauce and a can of low sodium beef broth with a cup of water. I added a bay leaf and fresh portabella mushrooms. It smelled great and tasted even better. Very simple!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Slow Cooker Roast Beef
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 367
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