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Fail Proof Roast and Gravy


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Today, I have a recipe for a fail proof beef roast and gravy recipe you bake in the oven. It makes it’s own delicious gravy.  It’s very simple and very tasty.

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Now, I found the recipe over at Tasty Kitchen.  It is hogfeeder sharing the recipe.  Not much more to say about this one.  This is perfect Sunday meal!

Here is what you need to make the

Fail Proof Roast and Gravy

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Fail Proof Roast and Gravy


Units Scale
  • 2 pounds beef or pork roast
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of celery Soup
  • 1 (1 oz) envelope brown gravy mix
  • water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place roast in a heavy, oven-safe pot with a lid. You can use any size or type of roast. The only thing that changes is the cooking time.
  3. After the roast is in the pot, add just a bit of water (should come about 1/2 inch up the side of the pot, I used about 1 cup). Then, salt and pepper the roast. Go easy on the salt because of the salt in the gravy mix.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the two soups and the packet of gravy mix. (You can use low-fat soups or reduced-sodium gravy mix as well.)
  5. After the soups and gravy are combined, pour the mixture over the top of the roast. Make sure the roast is completely covered with the mixture.
  6. Cover with a lid, and place in the oven for 2 hours to start. The roast should be fork tender when done so if you need to cook it longer, do it. The key is that it’s done when it’s fork tender so keep checking it once you pass the 2 hour point. Serve with mashed potatoes.
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Gina July 31, 2010 - 4:07 pm

I made this recipe and it is SOOO good!! I add carrots and potatoes to my roasting pan. If you do that, just add a little more water. My mother tried my roast while she was in Utah visiting me. She told me it was better than hers! I took that as a great compliment because her pot roast is very good!

Roger Whiting April 28, 2010 - 4:59 pm

Looks yummy 🙂

fittingbackin April 28, 2010 - 4:46 pm

This looks GREAT!

Jennelle April 28, 2010 - 10:49 am

This roast sounds great and super simple. Thanks for sharing!

Mel April 28, 2010 - 9:54 am

Yay! I just found your blog and I am very excited to try your recipes. Thanks for taking the time to share. 🙂

mandylifeboats April 28, 2010 - 9:50 am

i have done a similar thing but instead of the brown gravy mix packet, i used an envelope of dry lipton onion soup and omitting the cream of celery soup. both recipes sound scrumptious!

Tina from PA April 28, 2010 - 7:23 am

Looks good ,now I have to put a beef roast on my shopping list.

Tammy @ LoveMy2Dogs April 28, 2010 - 6:25 am

This sounds yummy!