The Perfect Roast Recipe

This recipe is a re-worked version of a roast recipe that was posted a few years ago on a Catholic forum that is now defunct. The roast comes out so tender you don’t need a knife!

Recipe: The Perfect Roast


  • 3-4 lb Rump or chuck roast
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2-3 carrots, cut in chunks
  • 2-3 celery cut in chunks
  • 2-3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water
  • Garlic powder, to taste


wrapped roast

  1. Sprinkle the roast with salt & pepper and then brown all sides of roast in a skillet with a little olive oil.
  2. Put the browned roast on tin foil. (Fold the tin foil to make a little “bowl”.)
  3. Sprinkle roast with the garlic and put the vegetables on/around the roast.
  4. Add the water and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Wrap the tin foil tightly around the roast/veggies.
  6. Put the roast in a preheated 250 degree oven for about 4 hours.
  7. Let the roast rest for about 10 minutes before unwrapping and transferring to a serving patter.


Quick Notes:

  • The original recipe calls for sprinkling a package of onion soup mix over the roast, along with the other ingredients. We tried it both ways and prefer our roast without the soup mix, but you may like the roast with the soup mix.
  • You can easily adjust this recipe for any size roast. You will just need to adjust the cooking time depending on the size of your roast.
  • For best results, use a thermometer to check the done-ness of the roast: 145°F for medium-rare, 160°F for medium and 170°F for well-done.

(This recipe is linked up with the recipe roundtable and Works for me Wednesday.)


  1. I love recipes like this – basic, but “how to do it right” 🙂 Thanks for linking up!

  2. WE do our roasts in the crock pot. We just put the roast and the onion soup mix in the pot in the morning, and take out the roast when we get home at night. Tender, flavorful, just plain good, and it doesn’t get any easier.
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    • SimpleCatholic says

      You know, RAnn, I use my crock pot all the time but never think to use it to make a roast!

      Question: Do you brown the roast first before putting it in the crock pot?

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