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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 (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein.

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_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 264861
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

"This is so easy and so good. I like to add a can of mushrooms that I have drained and instead of using the sherry I use the beef broth."

VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 256580
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2016

"I love how easy & tasty this recipe is. I cut up carrots & potatoes & placed them under the roast. Cooked it on high for 4 hours. Turned out perfect!"

annrms User ID: 2649709 256109
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2016

"This is my family's favorite pot roast recipe. I sometimes use a pork roast with the other ingredients. We love the creamy gravy...instead of sherry, I use Marsala wine. It's a great gravy for meatballs and ground meat, too."

gunslinger User ID: 544392 254414
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"Delicious! Roast was very tender and the gravy was wonderful over mashed potatoes. I love mushrooms so I added a can to mine."

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 243309
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!"

Beth.Pain User ID: 8719768 242661
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."

Laurie73 User ID: 7632634 241899
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2016

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

[email protected] User ID: 1426899 234256
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."

leslie.young User ID: 8238669 226267
Reviewed May. 13, 2015

"Loved it"

amberjcarothers User ID: 4822390 217040
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 !"

turbojimmy User ID: 8076886 34170
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."

sands351 User ID: 1036170 97637
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."

ellimaye1 User ID: 1179808 58685
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2014

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

TNbluffbaker User ID: 46423 83361
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2014

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

kriserickj User ID: 4672159 39961
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"So yummy & so easy!"

Miguet User ID: 4140923 76054
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."

AngelPuppy User ID: 7059388 58641
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!"

rockstaralice User ID: 4204585 97636
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2012

"This will be a regular!"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 52735
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."

CWOCN User ID: 4346648 91043
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!"

Kathie1026 User ID: 5631509 91042
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."

blackoctober13 User ID: 3101417 91038
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!"

LindaKBrown User ID: 6445673 103810
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

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

marissajune User ID: 5440053 90741
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"easy, tasty, tender roast beef dinner!"

dzm388 User ID: 724894 83360
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."

jenluv37 User ID: 3627926 97571
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

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

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 103748
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Excellent flavor and easy."

punkysquirrel User ID: 2352516 33470
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

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

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 119728
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

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

ldiekman User ID: 4039026 52704
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2011

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

amygerman15 User ID: 6030819 52700
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2011

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

jmswann User ID: 2437660 41816
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

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

kpartlow User ID: 5586802 130542
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

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

deboralbtn User ID: 231419 34557
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."

jenmaro User ID: 497457 52699
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!"

nyholm User ID: 3835713 119602
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

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

richlinKy User ID: 14256 52650
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."

Coupon_Queen User ID: 4384242 34553
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

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

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