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Nonna's Tender Beef Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy

Nonna's tender beef pot roast with mushroom gravy is a classic roast beef drenched in a savory gravy. This tender pot roast recipe is the perfect Sunday dinner recipe your whole family will love.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 8
Calories: 616kcal


  • 4-5 lb boneless beef chuck shoulder roast
  • 4 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 medium white onions thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped baby bella mushrooms
  • 1 stick butter divided
  • 1/2 tbsp gravy master optional
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup water


  • To a large heavy bottomed skillet or pan, add 1/2 the butter. Once melted, sear the meat evenly on all sides. Set aside.
  • Add the rest of the butter. Once melted add the onions & garlic powder. Stir & cook until the onions are soft and beginning to caramelize.
  • Stir in the mushrooms, cream of mushroom soup, and water. Whisk together until evenly combined. Stir in the gravy master.
  • Transfer the meat back to the pot, bring the gravy to a boil, and then lower the heat all the way so it's just at a slow simmer. Cover the pot, and let the roast cook for 3-4 hours.
  • Slice the meat thinly, serve and enjoy with the gravy.


The gravy will be very thick in the pot when first prepared, but don't worry. It will naturally thin to a perfect consistency with just the little bit of water and the juice from the meat while cooking.


Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 1368mg | Potassium: 1026mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 382IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 6mg