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Roast Beef and Gravy Recipe

Roast Beef and Gravy Recipe

"This is by far the simplest way to make roast beef and gravy," assures Abby Metzger of Larchwood, Iowa. "On busy days, I can put this main dish in the slow cooker and forget about it. My family likes it with mashed potatoes and fruit salad."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/3 cup sherry or beef broth
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix


  • 1. Cut roast in half; place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over roast.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
    Freeze option: Place sliced pot roast in freezer containers; top with cooking juices. Cool and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a covered saucepan, gently stirring and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 267 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 517mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 27g protein

Reviews for Roast Beef and Gravy

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2016

"Our oldest daughter shared this recipe with me a few years ago. It truly IS the best beef roast we've ever had! Like a few other people remarked, I'm not a big fan of beef roast. But, this one is melt-in-your-mouth delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"By far the best roast I've ever had!! My husband is usually not a big fan of roast but he is now! Before I put the roast in the crock pot I rubbed it down with a little creole, garlic salt, seasoning salt, onion powder and pepper. So simple to make. This will be a new regular meal for us! Great with sliced and boiled red potatoes with a stick of melted butter on top."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

"WONDERFUL! Everyone loved it and the flavors are perfect. I used beef stock instead of sherry or broth. Keeper recipe!!"

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015 Edited Apr. 24, 2016

"Super yummy. I don't like mushroom soup so I used a can of cream of celery and cream of onion. Will definitely make this again. Easy to put together before I rush out the door to work."

Reviewed May. 13, 2015

"Loved it"

Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"I added a fine chopped onion , some red potatoes, a few carrots and a dash of black pepper

it was REALLY GOOD !"

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"My kids are super picky eaters. I did NOT tell them this was made with mushrooms and onions. The gravy was awesome and they kept coming back for more - even hours later after I had put the leftovers in the fridge. My crock pot was done with the 3 lbs. of beef in 4 hours on low (as indicated by the pop up timer in the beef). By the time we ate the beef was a little dry but the gravy made up for it. Can't wait to make it again with a couple hours less cooking time. And it's REALLY quick and easy to prepare."

Reviewed Sep. 1, 2014

"Very good. I took 2 cans of mushroom soup and mixed in 1 can of french onion soup. I didn't use the broth, sherry or dry soup mix. I browned the roast first. Also only cooked for 5 hours. Our slow cooker cooks fast. Very good meal."

Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

"So yummy and easy! A keeper for sure."

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

"I made this with beef broth instead of sherry. It was very good."

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"So yummy & so easy!"

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"I used a can of mushroom soup and a can of French onion soup, and the sherry. I did not use the onion soup mix. It was fabulous! Just an FYI, in the comments they are saying they braised the roast before they put it in the slow cooker. I do believe they meant SEARED or BROWNED the roast before it went in the slow cooker."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"I've made this recipe several times for my family of 4. It's one of the few meals that everyone likes!"

Reviewed Sep. 27, 2012

"This will be a regular!"

Reviewed Sep. 26, 2012

"This is super easy and makes a great roast and gravy for little effort. I put this in the slow cooker and had to go to a meeting, but according to my husband, the kids loved it and they didn't leave hardly any for me when I got back!!! Definately a keeper and I will be making again."

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"I, too, braised the roast before placing in the crock pot. I used extra beef broth, half a packet of onion soup, added garlic salt and thickened the gravy with cornstarch. Tasty result!"

Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"Absolutely the BEST and EASIEST dish to make, hands down.

I got a late start in putting it in the crock pot; having only six hours to cook it. To offset my timing, I cooked it on HIGH the entire time. It was very tender when I was ready to serve it."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"Will definitely be making this again. I used beef broth, as someone suggested, instead of water and beef bullion. I also braised the meat w/ salt and pepper on a hot pan before adding it to the slow cooker, to make it more flavorful. Good one!"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"yummy, easy, well-received at my Christmas party dinner."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"Easy, tasty, tender roast beef dinner!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"I've made this many times. DH does not like onion soup so I usually sub an envelope of beef gravy mix for the onion soup mix (adding some dried onion to the broth mixture). Can also use a jar of beef or mushroom gravy instead of one can of soup, can add a can of mushroom pieces too. I peel carrots and potatoes, pierce the potatoes with a knife, and place them on TOP of the meat while it cooks, they get done perfectly."

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"Very good, traditional roast. Nothing spectacular but a very good recipe. Very easy to make."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Excellent flavor and easy."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"This tasted great, although I added a little cornstarch at the end to thicken up the gravy a little bit."

Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"I have to agree, it couldn't be much easier to have roast beef and gravy."

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2011

"This was soooo yummy and so easy to make. I will definitely make this again. Leftovers are great, over bread."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

"These were so good that even my picky kids and husband rated it A+. It also made great gravy."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"It's easy and very tasty. Just wish I know about adding potatoes and carrots."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Best recipe for roast beef EVER!!!!"

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2011

"I have made this so many times I've lost count. I don't always have the sherry or beef broth and it still comes out with enough gravy. Sometimes I'll even add a bit of red wine, that is a nice addition."

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

"My family loves this recipe and it's so easy & delicious. It is good with potatoes, noodles, or rice. It doesn't matter if you're a bit late from work, as it seems to only improve with a little more cooking time. Makes great leftovers and my dogs also love it! I made this from Quick Cooking over 10 years ago, and it's my main recipe for roast beef. It's also in the 5 ingredient recipe cookbook, which is excellent!"

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"Not the healthest, but OOHHHHHHHH soooo good and we've never had left overs!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"I have used this recipe for years, except that I use the Golden Mushroom soup. This is a long time family favorite."

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"I use golden mushroom soup for my crock pot roast. :)"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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