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Family-Favorite Beef Roast

You need only a few ingredients for this tangy roast that feeds a bunch. The gravy is tasty on mashed potatoes, too. —Jeanie Beasley, Tupelo, Mississippi
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 envelope Lipton beefy onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  • Cut roast in half. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, soup and soup mix; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove meat to a serving platter; keep warm. Skim fat from cooking juices; transfer to a large saucepan. Bring liquid to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into the pan. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast.
Nutrition Facts
5 ounces cooked beef with 1/2 cup gravy: 409 calories, 21g fat (8g saturated fat), 131mg cholesterol, 740mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 40g protein.

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  • bicktasw
    Jan 14, 2019

    What a great recipe! Instead of making this roast in a slow cooker, I braised it in a covered Dutch oven at 325 degrees F. First I browned the roast in about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, mixed all the sauce ingredients (tomatoes, mushroom soup and onion soup) and poured over the browned roast. Baked in a covered Dutch oven for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. The gravy was rich and thick so I took the roast (which was fall-apart tender) out of the pot and added about 1/2 cup water. I did not have to thicken it with cornstarch, although if you use your slow cooker to make this, I'm sure you'll need to thicken the gravy. I was not sure about using the tomatoes in this recipe ..... I'm glad I did!! The roast was super tender and juicy and the gravy was VERY flavorful. I served it with roasted root vegetables...... all in all, one of the best roasts I've made in a long time! Next time I'll try the slow cooker method.

  • thewyatts4
    Oct 5, 2016

    Very easy to make and very tasty. Whole family loved it. Served over baked potatoes.I did not have beefy onion soup mix so I used regular onion soup mix and added 1 beef bouillon.

  • mamaknowsbest
    Feb 14, 2014

    Great easy recipe that lets the beef do the talking! The beefy flavor comes out nicely in the hearty dish. I have substituted a pack of zesty italian salad dressing for the flavor also. Gives it just a little more zing. Great over any pasta or smashed potatoes.

  • rkplotts
    Oct 9, 2013

    I made this last night and it was fantastic! I tend to avoid recipes that call for meat and tomatoes unless it is a soup recipe. So glad I didn't pass this one up! Thanks for sharing this recipe. It will certainly be a family favorite in our house!

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