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Slow Cooker Cranberry Roast


"This is a family favorite! Simple but absolutely delicious roast! It makes a fantastic gravy that complements the roast and goes great with mashed potatoes!"
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8 h 15 m servings 420 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 420 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 31.6 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 532 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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. Place onion soup mix in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place roast in the slow cooker, and top with cranberry sauce.
  2. Cover, and cook 8 hours on Low.
  3. Remove roast, and set aside. Set slow cooker to High. Whisk together butter and flour, and slowly mix into the liquid remaining in the slow cooker to create a thick gravy. Serve with the roast.


  • Partner tip: Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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I know the ingredients call for a beef chuck roast, but I think it's actually supposed to be a PORK roast, like the write up states ("Simple but absolutely delicious cranberry PORK roast!")... I...

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I followed this recipe exactly however my husband and I thought that it was pretty bland ... not sure if I did something wrong but we will not be making this again :( sorry...

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I know the ingredients call for a beef chuck roast, but I think it's actually supposed to be a PORK roast, like the write up states ("Simple but absolutely delicious cranberry PORK roast!")... I...

I've been making this for years, my family loves it. The last four hours of cooking I add baby carrots and cut up potatoes and sprinkle a second bag of onion soup mix on top of them. This recip...

I thought this might turn out wierd, but had to try it because it seemed so easy. It was great! It doesn't taste like cranberries (I used a store-brand of cranberry sauce), but formed lots of ...

No, it's not a mistake: this is for a beef chuck roast (but feel free to use pork, I guess). What a revelation! I've made pot roast for years, but would never have guessed that cranberry sauce w...

WOW!! What a great recipe!! Kids even loved it. I did not have the dry onion soup mix so I substituted the soup mix with 4 tsp beef boullion, 8 tsp dried onion flakes, 1 tsp onion powder and ...

This was wonderful, different and sooooooo easy. I used stewing beef that I had on hand. I placed the beef in the slow cooker and dumped the soup mix in and gave it a quick stir, then I dumped t...

This is absolutely the best and easiest slow cooker roast recipe!! I've made it twice, first with beef (arm) roast and second time with pork loin roast. The arm roast didn't produce enough liqu...

The flavor of this roast was surprisingly excellent! I was a bit leery when I read the recipe; but so many people rated it highly that I went ahead and tried it. It was GREAT and my husband s...

Didn't change a THING! This is FABULOUS! Roast was amazing! Gravy was OUT OF THIS WORLD! Served the gravy over the meat and over mashed potatoes. Try this! It's to DIE for!