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