This roast could not be any easier! There are only three ingredients, unless you count the slurry–which you don’t even need to do unless you are fussy about your gravy like me. Dump and go, when you get back,, voila supper is ready.
I actually got stuck at work way longer than I intended to the day I put this roast in the slow cooker and it was fine on warm when I got home. You can’t over cook this piece of meat. Serve it with some smashed baked potatoes and that’s it.
If cream of asparagus soup is not your thing please just try is once, trust me, it is delicious. You can always make it again with cream of mushroom. Waaayyyy back when I first started making this roast back in the early 2000’s I didn’t even like asparagus, but that is what the recipe called for so I figured I would try it before I changed it up. It was so worth it. It doesn’t taste like asparagus but it gives the gravy a little earthy flavor that goes so well with the onion soup mix and the beef.
I first found this recipe in a Yahoo group back before food blogs were really a thing. Oh how I loved to save recipes from the Yahoo food groups. I would copy and paste them into word documents to save for later. I still enjoy going through those docs looking at all those old recipes and getting inspiration for something new and different. Ahhh the memories….
Once the roast is cooked I took it out and used a slurry of 3 T cornstarch and 3 T water. I added it to the liquid still in the slow cooker to thicken up the gravy. I cooked it on high for about 15 minutes until it was thick.
This roast is even better the next day after the flavors have a chance to meld in the refrigerator over night.
Easy Peasy Slow Cooker Roast
- 3 lb beef roast
- 1 Envelope Lipton Onion Soup mix
- 1 Can Cream of Asparagus soup
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- 3 tbsp water
- Put the beef roast in the slow cooker
- Mix the soup mix and cream of asparagus soup together and dump on top of the roast
- Cook on low heat 8 hours
- Remove the roast from the slow cooker
- Mix 3 T cornstarch and 3 T water together in a bowl and dump into the slow cooker
- Cook on high heat 15 min until thick
- Pour over meat for gravy