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Pot Roast in Foil


"The best, no fail way to cook a roast. I give this recipe to all new brides, and they and their new husbands love it!! You can add cubed potatoes and sliced carrots to the roast before sealing it in foil, but I like to serve it over mashed potatoes and gravy. Also, you could substitute using a four pound bone-in roast."
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4 h 10 m servings 389 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 389 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 25.1 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.1g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 35.1 g
  • 70%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 109 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 411 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Place a piece of foil, about 30 inches long, into the bottom of a 9x13 inch roasting pan. Place the roast on the foil in the pan.
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine the mushroom soup with the onion soup mix. Mix well and pour over the roast. Sprinkle with the water. Fold foil over and seal all edges.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) for 4 hours.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • If you make this in a slow cooker, using a slow cooker liner can make cleanup easier.

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Well, after reading all the reviews for this recipe, I decided to try this one for my first attempt at a roast...and it was well worth it! I did make a few changes...used a sirloin roast, used a...

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I thought the flavor was ordinary. I suggest Alton Brown's pot roast recipe with onion garlic raisins olives and balsamic vinegar.Google it!

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Well, after reading all the reviews for this recipe, I decided to try this one for my first attempt at a roast...and it was well worth it! I did make a few changes...used a sirloin roast, used a...

This is EXCELLENT! I made some changes, though. Since I had a meeting and wouldn't be home at dinner time, I needed to make a meal in one...I used an oven bag inside a 9 X 13" pan, coated with 1...

Oh, boy, was this good! It was also very, very easy to prepare. My husband loved it, and I ate the left overs for three days while he was out of town. I added sweet onions, potatoes, and c...

Yum! My husband told me I can make this every Sunday! Only one thing I would note though - don't make the mistake of salting the meat. With the salt in the soup mix, you definitely won't need it.

To make this a 5 star recipe, use 2 cans of soup, add a 1/2 tablespoon of horseradish, a splash of worcester sauce, and a tablespoon of steak sauce to the mix. Follow the rest as indicated. Wow!

I'm one of the few on this site that tried the receipe as written. I know this is not a common practice here, but it sounded too easy to resist. It is simple, quick to make, and delicious! Ku...

This was really good. I did not put it in the foil pack like the directions say, instead I just put it in my 9X13 pan and covered tightly with foil. I threw in pearl onions, carrots and mushro...

If I could give the recipe more than 5 stars I would. It is perfect. I have been looking for a good roast recipe for a while. My 7 year old gobbled this up and my husband said it was the best...

I tried changing it up a bit by using cream of mushroom with roasted garlic soup. We have been trying to find a pot roast recipe that we all loved and this is the first! Delicious and easy! I...