Hesitantly I made it though, because my husband LOVES them and of course I want to make him happy! It was unbelievable! I had company over and we all loved it. Something happened with the dry onion soup mix and soy sauce to give it a great flavor. Now, I am not sure which is my favorite...mashed potatoes, you may have been knocked into second place!
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
1 1/2 cup plus 3tablespoons water, divided
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 (3-31/2 lb.) boneless chuck roast
4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In Dutch oven or heavy ovenproof pan saucepan, combine soup mix, 1 1/2 cups water, soy sauce, and brown sugar; add roast.
2.Cover and bake 1 hour and 45 minutes
3.Add potatoes and bake covered, an additional 45 minutes or until beef and potatoes are tender.
4.Remove roast and potatoes to serving platter and keep warm; reserve juices.
5.In a small cup, with wire whisk, blend remaining 3 tablespoons water with flour. In same Dutch oven, add flour to reserved juices. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes. Serve with roast and potatoes.
I adapted the recipe from
*Another idea I had was to use 1/2 sweet and 1/2 regular potatoes next time.