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Best base (onion soup mix, etc.) for a good pot roast??


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Best base (onion soup mix, etc.) for a good pot roast??

BigBrother | Aug 15, 2014 12:52 AM

So, I have some simple recipes I've tuned involving some red wine, an oven bag, flour, water, onion soup mix, a bunch of veggies, and, of course, the star of the show- the roast. Real simple- throw them all in, mush it around, ~2 hours later, bam, dinner.

The thing I'm realizing though is that the onion soup mix is far, far and away the weak link in the chain. I can use great meat and veggies, but the fact remains that Lipton's, Knox, etc. basically taste like cheap boxed powdered soup, and the results can be tasted.

What is a better alternative? What I can use instead of this powdered swill to make a dynamite pot roast in such a fashion??

Thanks guys!!

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