Homemade Italian Pot Roast Recipe
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Homemade Italian Pot Roast Recipe

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I had so many requests for this recipe that I made up cards to hand out every time I serve it at a get-together. My husband and son think it’s world-class eating!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 2 hours
MAKES: 8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 large oven roasting bag
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 1-2/3 cups water
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Directions

  1. Sprinkle flour into oven bag; shake to coat. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; add roast. In a small bowl, combine the water, tomato soup, soup mix, Italian seasoning and garlic; pour into oven bag.
  2. Cut six 1/2-in. slits in top of bag; close with tie provided. Bake at 325° for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove roast to a serving platter and keep warm. Transfer cooking juices to a small saucepan; skim fat. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into cooking juices. Return to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Slice roast; serve with gravy. Yield: 8-10 servings (3 cups gravy).
Originally published as Italian Pot Roast in Country Extra January 2008, p49

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed May. 25, 2011

"So good, so easy - definately a keeper! Next time I will try some of the others add ins I read about in other reviews!"

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Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"I've made this roast as directed, but also added cut up potatoes, celery, carrots & onion...the veggies cook along with the roast in the flavorful soup mixture..so tasty and clean-up is a breeze!! Try it...I think you'll like it as much as we do:))"

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2010

"This was so good. So easy to make. I followed the directions exactly. I won't change a thing when I make it again."

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Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"This is delicious and so easy. The first time I made it exactly from the recipe. The second time I made it, I studded the roast with the garlic, and added a bay leaf. Awesome!"

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"Delicious, and so easy, and very easy cleanup!"

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