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Slow Cooker Marvellous Mushroom Pot Roast

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Slow Cooker Marvellous Mushroom Pot Roast

Pot roasts make the most comforting one-pot meals. And bonus – they’re so simple to make: Just brown meat and flavourings, add a liquid for cooking, cover and slow-simmer – that’s all there is to it! “In terms of tenderness, I would give the roast 5 stars.” —Reader Comment

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 360
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Serving: 12


4 lb (1.81 kg) Beef Pot Roast (e.g. Cross Rib, Blade or Brisket)

Coarsely ground sea salt or kosher salt and pepper

2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cooking onion, cut into wedges lengthwise

¼ cup (50 mL) red wine or beef broth

1 can, (284 mL) condensed mushroom soup, undiluted

½ cup (125 mL) dried mushrooms (optional)

1 cup (250 mL) quartered button mushrooms

1 cup (250 mL) diced green beans (optional)


Pat roast dry; season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add roast; brown well on all sides, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove roast from pan.

Add garlic and onion to pan. Reduce heat to medium; cook until lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes (NOTE: add splash of water to prevent scorching if needed). Stir in wine, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan. Stir in soup. Soak dried mushrooms (if using) in 1/2 cup (125 mL) hot water. Strain, reserving liquid; add soaked mushrooms and reserved liquid to pan.

Transfer roast and liquid from pan to slow cooker insert. Add fresh mushrooms; cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours until roast is fork-tender.

Remove roast to cutting board; cover with foil and towel to keep warm. Add green beans (if using) to sauce; cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes or until veggies are tender. Season sauce to taste. Serve roast with the vegetables and sauce.

After step 2, add roast back into Dutch oven pot; cover with tight fitting lid. Simmer on stove-top over low heat or in 325°F (160°C) for 2 hours, maintaining a constant simmer. Turn roast over; scatter with button mushrooms and green beans (if using). Cook an additional 30 to 45 minutes until vegetables and meat are fork-tender. Remove roast and vegetables to platter; tent with foil. Season sauce to taste; finish by stirring in parsley.

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