Remember a few weeks ago when I talked about my first crockpot fail?  Well, my mom sent me her recipe when she saw that post, so I’ll never have to screw up the basic crockpot roast again!  Thanks, Mom 🙂  I decided to redeem myself on President’s Day since I had the day off from work, and because I screwed up the first one on another holiday I had off.

Crockpot Roast


  • 2-3 lb chuck roast
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
  • 1/2 can water
  • 1 pack Lipton’s dried onion soup mix

Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a pan. Brown the roast on both sides, then put it in the crockpot.

Mix together the mushroom soup, water and the dried onion soup in a bowl.  Pour over the roast and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.  Pull the roast apart, and serve with mashed potatoes or rice!

Results : Seriously, you can’t screw this up and you know it’s going to be delicious.  I’ve made this plenty of times since I left home when I was craving meat and potatoes, but didn’t want to put in a lot of effort.  The recipe makes a lot of gravy so have mashed potatoes ready as a side.  We both loved it, and completely cleaned our plates! We love eating it with green beans or prosciutto wrapped asparagus as a side.

Like I mentioned, I had President’s Day off, and it was one of my most productive days ever, so I decided to make dinner extra special and set the table too (normally we eat on the coffee table).  We were also celebrating the fact that he proposed a year ago!

Hunter was pretty pumped to come home to a clean house, homemade from scratch dinner, bottle of wine, and music playing.  It’s amazing what I can do on a day off of work!

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