Today I’m going to share with you all one of mine and my family’s favorite family recipes that have been passed down to me directly from my Grandpa Riley. I had no intention of ever sharing this with anyone outside of our family, but it’s too good not to share with others, so here it is. My grandpa spent years trying to perfect this recipe. My Uncle Kenneth told me that he remembered spending time with my grandpa watching him as he tried to perfect this recipe. This is my Grandpa Riley’s own version of Beef Pot Roast.
Riley’s Pot Roast
1 Beef Pot Roast (3-5 lbs.)
1 packet of brown gravy mix
1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
Place pot roast in a crock pot. If you have an instant pot and would prefer to use that instead, I’m sure it will work just fine. Combine a packet of brown gravy mix, cream of mushroom soup and packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix in a cup with ½ cup of water and stir. Once the mixture is combined pour over the pot roast. Add additional water to the crock pot to cover the top of the roast and set the crock pot to cook on medium. I usually cook mine for 6 to 8 hours; halfway through cooking it, I add a chopped onion to the crock pot and let it cook until the roast is done.
When the meat is tender and falls off the fork, then it’s done and be prepared, because it’ll be creamy. I usually make whipped mashed potatoes with mine and good luck in my household if there are any leftovers, because most of the time with this one, there’s not. It’s a real meal pleaser. You can also add carrots and other vegetables to the crock pot if you choose to, it’s up to you.
What's your favorite pot roast recipe?