My daughter-in-law Estee told me about this recipe for roast and self making gravy. She said it is a combination of our family's tradition of using Lipton Onion Soup mix in the crock pot to cook our roast, and her family's use of Cream of Mushroom Soup to cook her roast in. She combined them and voila! - perfect tender roast and delicious gravy without any work at all!
Easy Crock Pot Sunday Roast and Self-Making Gravy
3-4 lb beef chuck roast
1 pkg dry Lipton Onion Soup mix
2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup of water
Brown the roast in a very hot frying pan with a little olive oil. Let cook until the meat forms a nice dark carmalization, then flip it over and do the same on the other side. Place the meat in a crock pot. Combine the dry soup mix with 1 cup of water. Add the two cans of cream of mushroom soup and stir to combine. Pour over the top of the meat and turn crock pot to low and cook for 7-8 hours. When finished, remove the meat to a serving plate, and pour the gravy into a gravy boat and it is ready to go! (I like to put a little A-1 sauce in the gravy to give it a little more flavor) How easy is that!!!