Beef Roast with Gravy Recipe
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Beef Roast with Gravy Recipe

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“I always asked Mom to fix this for special occasions just to smell the aroma of that rich gravy as it cooked.” —Nancy Kreiser, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound fresh baby carrots
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 beef rump roast or bottom round roast (3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) beef gravy
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 314 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 995mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein


  1. Place carrots and mushrooms in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle roast with garlic powder and pepper. In a large skillet, brown roast in oil on all sides. Transfer to slow cooker.
  2. Combine the gravy, mushroom soup, water and onion soup mix; pour over roast. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Skim fat from gravy if necessary; serve gravy with beef. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Beef Roast with Gravy in Taste of Home June/July 2010, p77

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"Very tasty dish!! The only issue was that my roast never seemed to be fork tender. Still good, but I am used to a fork tender roast. Might have been the cut of meat though."

Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"Big disappointment. The gravy was runny and way too salty. Will look for a different recipe for fixing a roast next time."

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"This has become a stand by at least once a weak. My family wants to eat the gravey with a spoon!"

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"This was my first real slow cooker meal and it turned out great. I fixed it up before work, and when I got home it was done. Super easy. Although it was great as is, next time I will add potatoes and celery."

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

"Yummy! Definitely worth making!

~ Theresa"

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