This was delicious - I didn't realized until after I'd made it that the recipe called for condensed beef broth rather than regular, but the gravy was still very flavorful. Will definitely make this again.
TOO DIE FOR!! I used a 3 lb. rump roast & added GARLIC salt & pepper before browning. After mixing soup, broth & soup mix in crockpot I added an 8 oz. pkg. of fresh whole mushrooms sliced thick and 1 med. sweet onion cut in large chunks. Placed the roast on top and added 1/2 to 1 cup (didn't measure) of Riunite Lambrusco red wine. Went the full 8 hours and the aroma in the house was amazing! Whisked a little water & cornstarch with the gravy to thicken & it didn't really even need to be seasoned more.
Garlic mashed potatoes-homemade rolls-steamed lemon french green beans & salad.
PERFECTION! Will definately make again. Thanks for posting this recipe.
This was so very easy, moist and delicious. I gave it 4 instead of 5 because I think of 5 as really good restaurant quality meal, but this was still a pot roast. Used sirloin tip instead of eye of round and 1/2 c. regular broth with 1/2 c. red wine in place of condensed broth. Served with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted cauliflower. Made for 4 and there is another meal still left! Great rainy day meal.
This was a great recipe! My husband & I loved it. I did add baby carrots, small red potatoes, and big chunks of onion in the bottom of the crockpot and then placed the beef on top. I also seared all sides of the meat before adding it to the crockpot.
I usually make everything from scratch, so using soup mix was something new for me. It was easy and delicious though! I did make minor changes, simply because I wanted to use what I had on hand. I used regular cream of mushroom soup and I accidentally bought beefy-onion dry soup mix instead of the onion-mushroom variety. To make up for the lack of garlic, I added 5 whole garlic cloves to the mix, (but you could mince them if you like).
For the person who had a tough roast... I bet your cooker was cooking at too low of a temperature. I found that I had to turn my cooker to medium because low was just TOO low. It barely kept the meat warm. Adjust your temperature until you get your meat at a medium simmer and leave the temperature there. (In fact I turned mine on high until it was hot, then adjusted the temp down). My hubby RAVED about this recipe. I am going to add it to our cookbook... which is a RARE honor.
I followed the recipe exactly. It was dry, tasteless, and caused us to grab our coats and run to the nearest restaurant for an edible dinner. The only positive note is that I was able to chop it finely to serve to our 9 week old kittens.