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Pot Roast In Foil With Onion Soup Mix

Updated on February 3, 2012

4-pound beef arm, blade, beef bottom round, rolled rump, tip, chuck eye roast, rib pot roast or angus beef english roast

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of mushroom soup

1 package (1 3/8 ounces) onion soup mix

8 small potatoes

8 medium carrots, cut crosswise into halves

2 tablespoons water

Take a piece of foil 30x18 inches, or take 2 pieces of foil and put them like sides together. At the edge, fold them over about an inch or so, then fold them over again as to make them into one big sheet of foil. I make it big enough so all of the ingredients will fit. Place the foil in an ungreased pan 13x9x2 inches. Put the beef in the pan. Mix the cream of mushroom soup with the package of onion soup mix in a bowl until blended. Spread it over the top of the beef. Put the potatoes and the carrots all around the sides of the beef. Sprinkle the water on top. Fold the foil over and seal it on all sides. Cook in a 300 degree oven for 4 hours. Makes 8 servings.

Note: Sometimes I use a few more potatoes and carrots. That's why I take 2 pieces of foil and make them into 1 bigger piece. This is the most delicious pot roast. The beef just falls apart it's so tender. If you don't have onion soup mix, you can make your own. Here is a recipe for it:

Bouillon-Onion Mix

Mix 1/4 cup instant minced onion, 2 tablespoons instant beef bouillon and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder. If you want to make soup, stir the mixture into 4 cups of boiling water. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Hope you enjoy and like Julia Child would say,

Bon Appetit!!


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    • Field-Of-Flowers profile imageAUTHOR

      Field-Of-Flowers 

      6 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi leann2800 thanks for stopping by and commenting! The meat is so tender it just about melts in your mouth. It's always a big hit here. Depending on the size of the roast, there usually is just a little bit, if any, leftovers. And now that I'm thinking about it, I'm hungry too! It looks like it's time to get another roast!

      Have a great day! :-)

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      leann2800 

      6 years ago

      This looks really good. It makes me hungry just reading it.

    • Field-Of-Flowers profile imageAUTHOR

      Field-Of-Flowers 

      7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Darknlovely3436 thank you! It tastes great too!

      Have a great day! :-)

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      Annie 

      7 years ago from NewYork

      great hub

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      Field-Of-Flowers 

      7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Cloverleaf thanks for the comments! It's very tasty and so easy to make. The clean up is easy too... just throw out the foil.

      Cooking a roast over a campfire? I can't say I've ever heard of anyone ever doing that before. This is a first for me.

      The reason I cook my roast for 4 hours at 300 degrees F in an oven is it slow cooks it so it becomes tender. Campfires can be of varying degrees. Some are hotter than others. I have cooked Pudgy Pies over campfires, but never a roast. I really don't know if it would work, but then again, I'm not Rachel Ray or Julia Child! LOL Perhaps it might. Now you got me thinking... :-)

      Yummy should be a rating but since there isn't, useful will do! Thanks for the vote!

      Have a great day and God bless! :-)

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      Field-Of-Flowers 

      7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi hazelbrown thanks for commenting! Oh... it's very delicious!! The meat gets so tender it just about melts in your mouth. I can just taste it now...

      When the temperature goes down a bit give it a try. I can just about guarantee that you will enjoy it. It's always a bit hit when I make it.

      Have a great day and God bless! :-)

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      Cloverleaf 

      7 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Field-of-Flowers, this looks really great and simple done in a foil package.

      I wonder if I could achieve the same result if I cooked it over a campfire (perhaps off to the side, indirect heat?) I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on that.

      Cloverleaf.

      Up/Yummy (oh that's not a rating...Useful then!)

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      hazelbrown 

      7 years ago from Central PA

      YUM this looks delicious! I wish it wasn't 95 degrees here or I would be making this tonight!

    • Field-Of-Flowers profile imageAUTHOR

      Field-Of-Flowers 

      7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Pollyannalana thanks for your comment. I'm sure you will see what I mean about it being the most delicious pot roast! Let me know how it turns out. You're welcome and have a great day! :-)

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      Pollyannalana 

      7 years ago from US

      Wow I just bought a roast to fix today, I will try this,sounds wonderful. Thanks!

      Polly

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      Field-Of-Flowers 

      7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi Binaya.Ghimire thanks for commenting. I've never had mutton please let me know how it turns out. I'll bet its going to be oh so delicious! Enjoy, have a great day and God bless! :-)

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      Field-Of-Flowers 

      7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi saddlerider1 thanks for stopping by and commenting. This is the only way I cook it. I tried it without foil years ago and I'll never do that again. It was so dried out, I could of used it for a hockey puck... (well, maybe not THAT bad but you get the idea!) lol Since you are going to cook a pot roast, what time is dinner? Have a great day and God bless!

      :-)

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      Field-Of-Flowers 

      7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi always exploring thanks for commenting. I agree, no drying out ever. The best way to cook it. Nice and juicy and oh so tender! Have a great day and God bless! :-)

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      Binaya.Ghimire 

      7 years ago

      I don't eat beef, I think will try with mutton.

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      saddlerider1 

      7 years ago

      What a delicious hub, I love pot roast, my mum made the best when she was alive and she always cooked them in tin-foil, seemed to keep the flavor of the meat in and juices flowing and no drying out as AE mentioned. Thank you for sharing, now I want to go cook a pot roast. yummy.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This looks so good. I have always cooked my roasts in tin foil, no drying out ever. Thank's

    • Field-Of-Flowers profile imageAUTHOR

      Field-Of-Flowers 

      7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi alocsin thanks for commenting and the votes! Yes, it's deliciously awesome! Have a great day and God bless! :-)

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      alocsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Delicious recipe. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • Field-Of-Flowers profile imageAUTHOR

      Field-Of-Flowers 

      7 years ago from Midwest, USA

      Hi mattdigiulio thanks for commenting and for the votes! I just had some for dinner and yes, it is amazing! If you give it a try you will see what I mean. Have a great day and God bless! :-)

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      mattdigiulio 

      7 years ago

      Hi,

      Thank you for posting this -- looks amazing! Voting up and "useful"

      Best, matt

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