Vera's Favorite Pot Roast - VeryVera

Vera’s Favorite Pot Roast

  • Prep Time: 30m
  • Cook Time: 3h 30m


  • 1 (3 to 4 lb) chuck roast, preferably bone-in
  • 1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 (10.5 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 to 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 10 oz button mushrooms, cut in fourths
  • 1 or 2 large sweet onions, cut into fourths
  • 1/2 head of cabbage, cut into large wedges
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour, or more for consistency
  • 1/2 c water


  1. Preheat the oven 325°F and prepare a roasting pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place the roast in the prepared pan and season all sides with the envelope of onion soup mix. Spoon the cream of mushroom soup on top of the roast.
  3. Distribute the prepared and cut vegetables in the pan. Cover and bake for 3 hours and 30 minutes, or until fork tender.
  4. After cooking, remove the pan from the oven. Ladle the sauce into a small saucepan.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together the flour and water to make a slurry. Set the saucepan over medium-low heat, and slowly add in the slurry mix, as much as desired, to thicken into a gravy. Cook for at least two to three minutes.
  6. Serve the gravy over the pot roast and enjoy!