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Roast with Onion Soup Mix in Crockpot

Roast with onion soup mix in Crockpot is fantastic. Want to make your beef tender and shredded with just forks? You can use a fresh, defrosted or frozen roast in a Crockpot this way. Here are simple instructions to make it this week.

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Roast with onion soup mix in Crockpot is packed with flavor! Add tender potatoes and carrots with salt and pepper with this soup mixture and WOW. You’ve gotta’ try this easy Crockpot recipe tonight. (affiliate links present)

Slow Cooker Roast

If you want to cook a really hearty meal that doesn’t cost a lot, but reminds you of your childhood this is it!! With tons of flavor you can now cook a beef or Slow Cooker Pork Roast Onion Soup Mix all day on it’s own while you’re at work. Then dinner is ready!

Crock-Pot Roast

Just throw in the beef chuck roast with vegetables, liquid, dry onion soup mix dissolved, cover and cook! Cooking time is about all day and it just gets more tender if you have to leave it in an extra hour or more. It can’t be much easier than that right?

Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….

  1. This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
  2. If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
  3. I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.

Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast Ingredients

This is what it is sometimes called. You can make our copycat onion soup mix recipe first if you don’t want to use the store bought packets.

  • Use a Crock pot large enough for the lid to close securely with meat inside
  • Dry Lipton onion soup mix
  • Roast and vegetables
    • Beef chuck roast is a great cut
    • Baby carrots are yummy
    • An onion is a must
  • Cups of water, beer or beef broth

Can I cook a roast with beer?

Yes!! That is what we used here to add even more flavor. Like we do with our corned beef or our Slow Cooker Mississippi pot roast the liquid is up to you. If you want to omit the beer you can just substitute it with more broth instead. The alcohol will be cooked off and the only reason it’s great is because it adds another layer of bold flavors.

If you’re in a rush but want a hearty comfort food meal at the end of the evening this is a great choice. Serve it with slow cooker mashed potatoes and you’re set!

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What cut of meat is best for Sunday roast?

Chuck roast is probably the best if you ask me, and pretty cheap too. If you want a bit leaner cut, but willing to spend more you could use a sirloin, top rump or fillet. For a faster cook time, follow our Instant Pot rump roast with gravy recipe.

What is the most flavorful roast?

Rib eye roast is known to be the most popular. With some fat to make it tender and great flavor, it’s a great choice.

Do you have to brown a roast before putting it in the Crockpot?

It is not a must. Some prefer to have the outside browned with some olive oil in a pan on the stovetop before cooking, but to make prep quicker you can skip that step.

Should I turn roast in slow cooker?

This isn’t necessary either. The steam and hot liquid will get the top and bottom just as tender. You can if you really think you must.

I do suggest using the combination of broth and beer for the most flavor possible. Those and the dry soup mix create the most amazing pot roast recipe.

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Here is a quick step by step but there is a detailed printable recipe card at the bottom of this post as well to refer to. You can save it in your recipe book or just come back time and time again. 😉

How to make pot roast recipe in Crockpot that is not chewy

Time needed: 8 hours

Crockpot roast with onion soup mix

  1. Add ingredients

    Place roast in slow cooker with potatoes, carrots and onion broken apart around it. In a bowl whisk together your broth and onion soup mix. Pour this on top of the roast, add beer now too.

    Sprinkle in pepper and garlic powder. Close your lid.

  2. Cook

    Secure lid on top and cook on low for 8 hours. When done remove meat and keep warm. It is not recommended to set to high heat for half the amount of time. Low and slow will keep it tender.

  3. Thicken gravy

    Take out 2 c of liquid from your pot and pour it into a saucepan on your stovetop. In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and 4 tbsp of cold water until it’s smooth. (could use can of cream of mushroom soup to thicken alternatively)

    Once liquid in pot begins to bubble pour this in and stir. Stir frequently so sauce begins to thicken, it will get thicker as it sits too.

  4. Serve

    After meat has rested slice and serve with veggies and thick gravy on top.

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How Long to Cook a Roast in Crockpot on High

This is NOT recommended! If you want your thick piece of meat to get as tender as humanly possible keep it on low. Remember the idea of slow cookers, LOW and slow y’all. Typically it is a bit more than half the time if you must, but not worth it.

Why is Crockpot roast tough?

If you find that your meat is not fork tender and falling apart when you take it out, then it hasn’t cooked long enough. For large cuts of beef you need time for it to really break and get soft. If you cook it too too long though it might get tough too so follow recommended cook times listed here.

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Onion Soup Mix Roast Recipe

If you love this one we have a lot of other recipes we’ve used this packet in like:

  1. Our quick meatloaf recipe uses it.
    1. If you don’t want to turn your oven on, try our Ninja Foodi meatloaf instead.
  2. Crockpot beef stroganoff has a package inside the broth as well.
  3. Or try our Instant Pot Swedish meatballs for dinner.

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Roast with Onion Soup Mix in Crockpot

Roast with onion soup mix in Crockpot is fantastic. Want to make your beef tender and shredded with just forks? Here are simple instructions to do just that.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chuck roast, crockpot, slow cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Servings 8
Calories 286kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place roast in pot with potatoes, carrots and onion broken apart around it.
  • In a bowl whisk together your broth and onion soup mix, then pour into your pot. Pour in your beer now.
  • Sprinkle in salt, pepper and garlic powder and close your lid. Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • When done remove meat and keep warm. Then take out 2 c of liquid from your pot and pour it into a saucepan on your stovetop. In a small bowl whisk together cornstarch and 4 tbsp of cold water until it's smooth. Once liquid in pot begins to bubble pour this in and stir.
  • Stir frequently so sauce begins to thicken, it will get thicker as it sits too.
  • After meat has rested slice and serve with veggies and thick gravy on top.

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Nutrition Facts
Roast with Onion Soup Mix in Crockpot
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 3080mg134%
Potassium 868mg25%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 4413IU88%
Vitamin C 90mg109%
Calcium 502mg50%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Carrie Moore

Sunday 29th of October 2023

I cannot believe that this recipe would have this much sodium. Had to divide salt related ingredients. Hopefully it was enough….🙏🏽

Shea

Thursday 2nd of November 2023

@Carrie Moore, I ran it through a calculator and got 494 mg of sodium (21%). So lower than this. Should be easy enough to use lower sodium options to cut that number further. I will say though, it didn't taste overly salty to me and I am usually pretty sensitive to that! Good luck. :)

The Typical Mom

Sunday 29th of October 2023

I don't calculate that # and don't know how accurate it is, recipe card does the calculations

Mjjkg

Saturday 22nd of January 2022

How much salt does the recipe call for?

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