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Homemade Italian Pot Roast

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 (3 cups gravy)


  • 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


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

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  • MouseladyinTX
    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.

  • georgiagray
    Nov 10, 2011

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  • auntiggy
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Oct 5, 2010

    Delicious, and so easy, and very easy cleanup!

  • CEQ
    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!!

  • edandrea
    Feb 16, 2010

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  • cmkemp
    Dec 15, 2009

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