Don't worry, you won't taste the onion. I use it all the time in my meatloaf, roasts, soups, hamburgers, etc. It'll be fine.
They use it for the beefy flavor it has. The onions sort of melt down and you really don't taste them and they give it some depth. If you don't want to use the onions then shake the dry mix in a strainer and discard the onion bits and you still get the beefy flavor from the soup.
I use the packets of beefy onion soup on my roast in the crock pot and to me it doesn't taste like onion.
I don't follow recipes for doing roasts in the crock pot. I just brown the roast before putting it in the crock pot, then pour a can of cream of celery soup over it and when done you have nice gravy. You could use any type of cream soup that you have on hand.
Also you could try using various rubs on the roast. When I do a turkey breast in the crock pot, a lot of the time I rub Cajun/Creole seasoning into it. I have also used a can of whole cranberry sauce and a little orange juice over the turkey breast at times. There are all kinds of things that you can try.
I have a cookbook that is specifically crock pot recipes and I never hardly use recipes but I have found a lot of seasoning ideas just by looking at the recipes.
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