Onion Soup Roast

8 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Mom got this from the back of the Lipton Onion Soup Mix box mumble-mumble years ago. This was always my requested birthday dinner. Makes its' own delicious gravy - serve with mashed potatoes. This is meat 'n' taters eating, not for those looking to cut out carbs, fat and flavor.


2.5 lb eye of round; or bottom round roast
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 12-oz can cream of mushroom soup

Original recipe makes 8



Heat oven to 450 F.

Mix onion soup mix and mushroom soup together.

Place roast on a big piece (bigger than you think) of aluminum foil and pour soup mix around it. Make a tent of the foil over the roast and seal it tightly.

Roast 1/2 hour per lb for medium rare.

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This is a great recipe! It did come out only slightly dry but we devoured it regardless. Now I can use onion soup mix for more than dip and hamburgers!
MauraSpeckt 3y ago

It appears to me that the recipe calls for 1/2 hr per pound not an hour.
5y ago

An hour per pound did not come out medium rare, it was well done and a bit dry but still very flavorful. I served this with garlic mashed potatoes, and a steamed vegetable medley. I steamed the vegetables in chicken broth, then removed the vegetables retaining the liquid. I added the onion/mushroom soup that I baked the roast in to the veg/chicken broth brought it to a boil adding flour water until it thickens into a gravy. The gravy made the meal.
1sgodfrey 7y ago

I just wanted to add that I have been making this for years, but I use an oven bag. I make stabs into the roast and insert garlic pieces. I aslo use cream of celery soup, cream of mushroom soup, 2 cans drained cut green beans (canned), 2 cans drained and diced new potaoes (canned)and two small cans of mushrooms. I dump all this into a bowl and mix it along with the Onion Soup Mix. Then add all on the roast as well as on the sides> I can't tell you how good this! Keeps the mositure in the beef too, so it doesn't dry out. Enjoy!
MonCherie 8y ago

Made this last night,gravy was pretty tasty. I cooked it on the stove top since it is still very hot here and I didn't want to turn on the ac. Turned out well except I had to add extra water to soup and gravy was thin. Just had to thicken it a bit with flour. I was pleased overall.
sunnyd36 8y ago

dgspang 9y ago

This was very tasty and easy to prepare. The gravy created was delicious, I do wonder if one could put double the onion soup mix and mushroom soup to make more gravy.
casa 9y ago

Oven temp at 450 degrees seems too high for medium rare results when cooking one hour per pound of roast. Is this correct?
jaycooksgood 10y ago

The roast was melt in yourmouth!Best I ever made.
angelchris 10y ago

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