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


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 276 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 480mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.


  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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MouseladyinTX User ID: 1145472 216319
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"This is absolutely delicious. I put it in a slow cooker on high for 5 hours. I also added a can of mushroom ends and pieces (drained to it). This will definitely be a family favorite."

auntiggy User ID: 2101141 170925
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!"

xprincess User ID: 1756019 99573
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 tasty and clean-up is a breeze!! Try it...I think you'll like it as much as we do:))"

char04 User ID: 2958136 84365
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."

Miguet User ID: 4140923 102146
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!"

nataliepooh User ID: 1727 99572
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

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

CEQ User ID: 3749383 99566
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"I made this for my husband and he raved over it! We both agree that it's now our favorite pot roast. It was absolutely awesome! Very tender and delicious!!"

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