Falling-Apart Beef Roast for Busy Days

by Angie

This is a recipe I found on Food.com, and I knew I had to try it when I saw it had almost 150 reviews and was rated at five stars!  Yes, all the ingredients (except the roast itself) come out of a can or a box, but you would never guess it from the taste of the finished product.  This is s great supper for when you’re home, but busy.  I cooked it yesterday because I was supposed to be taking it easy after a myelogram, and this is so quick I could throw it together while the movie I was watching was paused and the dogs were outside for a potty break.  Add some canned or frozen veggies, and potatoes that you threw in for the last hour to bake alongside the roast, and it’s a meal fit for company.

3 1/2 – 5 pound beef roast (whatever’s on sale this week)

2 small jars or one large jar of beef gravy

1 can sliced mushrooms (small or large can depending on your preference)

1 envelope onion soup mix

1/2 cup pre-made Italian dressing

Mix everything up, pour it over the roast, and cook (covered) at 300 degress for 4-5 hours depending on the size of the roast.

Delicious, and melt-in-your-mouth tender.

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Heidi Smith Luedtke February 24, 2011 at 4:27 am

Mmm. This looks delish. I’ll definitely try it. My family loves pot roast and the last few slow cooker attempts were less than stunning. Thanks for sharing!


Miri February 24, 2011 at 4:57 am

Sounds yummy! I love an easy homestyle meal.


Mj @ 154 Hidden Court February 24, 2011 at 8:41 am

That looks delightful. And it is making me hungry for roast beef at 8:30 in the morning.


Thoughts from Her February 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Wow that looks good! And pretty simple too.

Visiting from Mama Kat’s…


Jenny February 24, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I have used this recipe before and it was very good.


Kimberly February 24, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Looks delicious. I bet it makes the house smell great too!


Jen February 28, 2011 at 7:23 am

This looks amazing and awesome. I totally want to make this for dinner tonight!


The Sea Green Journal March 16, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Hi there!

Simply delish looking and not that complicated to make. My tummy is growling already. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Have a good weekend ahead.



Angie March 16, 2011 at 5:25 pm

You’ll love it! I’m making it for this weekend, too – looks like a busy one!


Regina August 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Here’s a different, even easier one. Salt and pepper a whole brisket (trimmed of excess fat) and place in your large slow cooker.

Add 6-8 prunes (I hear them called dried plums now) and 1 cup water.

Turn on your slow cooker and go to work.

Make a flour and water gravy with the juices before dinner.

This makes some to eat, lots to share, and some to freeze. It’s a Jewish recipe, and I think Adam and Eve made it in the Garden. It’s so effortless and so good.


Angie August 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

That sounds wonderful! I’ve tried prunes in a chicken dish once before and my family never guessed what they were eating ;)


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