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This slow cooked roast recipe is quick and easy to make and will satisfy everyone in your family! It’s also easy to use the leftovers for other quick meals!

Quick And Easy Slow Cooked Beef Roast Recipe This is the very best slow cooked roast recipe I have ever eaten-- just like Grandma's! My husband just raves about it and my kids all love it, too! If you love roast, you HAVE to try it!

This slow cooked roast recipe is so delicious and easy that it is one of the most popular recipes in our Dining On A Dime Cookbook! It is versatile and one slow cooked roast can be used to make several different meals to keep pleasing your family day after day!


Delicious Slow Cooked Roast Recipe

1 beef roast, 3-5 lbs.
1 onion, sliced
1 can cream of mushroom soup (omit for GF and sprinkle with seasoned salt)

Place roast in pan. Pour cream of mushroom soup and onion on top. Cover tightly. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour. Then turn down to 225 degrees and cook for 15 or more hours; 10 hours for roasts smaller than 3 pounds.


*This recipe is an excellent way to prepare inexpensive roasts. This slow cooked roast recipe makes them so tender they fall off the bone and are almost impossible to lift out of the pan. It is an excellent way to make a delicious meal for Sunday after church or for guests, because it can cook for 2 or 3 hours longer than required without overcooking. Since it is so tender that no meat is left on the bone, you get more for your money. Serves 4.

*Use a meat thermometer to make sure internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.

For lots more quick and easy home cooked recipes, check out our Dining On A Dime Cookbook.



From Tawra’s Inbox:

Hello ladies,

I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU for your slow cooked roast recipe! It has been a joke in my family how truly BAD my roasts taste. My loved ones dutifully eat it because they see how hard I’ve worked on dinner ( plus they are nearly starved to death by the time dinner is served ) and they see the strained smile on my face as I bring their plates to the table. But even I can barely swallow the roast.

I always followed my “Better Homes and Gardens” cookbook faithfully and would try different cuts of meat, all to no avail; it still turned out so dry and tough.


Enter your help. I have been enjoying flitting about your website and finding all sorts of nuggets of advice. Then I found your slow cooked roast recipe! This was the answer I’ve been searching for, lo these many years! I had been cooking it all wrong. I thought I was doomed to buying the pre-cooked roasts-in-a-bag at my local grocery store.

Now my family smiles when they smell the roast cooking as they come home from school. And I feel great knowing I have mastered one of the basic requirements of motherhood… cooking the perfect roast.

Thank you for all your great tips!


Becky H.


“Your slow cooked roast recipe calls for pouring soup and onion over roast and to cover tightly. What do you mean by cover tightly? Wrap it in tin foil?”

Thanks, Dennis

Yes, wrap in foil. I just put one or two pieces on the top of the pan and then “seal” the edges with my fingers.