How to Make Delicious Pot Roast

Pot roast, a classic comfort food, is a mouthwatering dish that brings families together around the dinner table. This slow-cooked, tender meat is traditionally made with a well-marbled cut of beef, such as chuck or brisket, that is slowly braised with a medley of flavorful vegetables and aromatic herbs. The result is a rich, savory dish with melt-in-your-mouth meat and a luscious, deeply flavored gravy. Pot roast is the epitome of a hearty, home-cooked meal, perfect for special occasions or a cozy night in with loved ones.

Recipe For Pot Roast

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 lbs beef chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper, as needed
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups baby red potatoes, halved
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Liberally season the chuck roast with salt and pepper on all sides.
  2. In a large, oven-proof pot or Dutch oven, warm canola oil over medium-high heat. Sear the roast for 4-5 minutes on each side until a brown crust forms. Remove the roast and set aside.
  3. In the same pot, sauté the diced onion for 2-3 minutes until soft and translucent. Add the finely chopped garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Return the seared roast to the pot and arrange the carrots, celery, and potatoes around it.
  5. Pour the beef stock, red wine (if using), and Worcestershire sauce over the meat and vegetables. Sprinkle in dried rosemary, dried thyme, and add bay leaves.
  6. Cover the pot and place it in a preheated oven at 300°F (150°C). Cook for 3.5-4 hours, or until the meat is easily shredded with a fork and the vegetables are tender.
  7. Take the pot out of the oven, remove and discard the bay leaves, and transfer the roast and vegetables to a serving dish.
  8. If desired, thicken the sauce by simmering it on the stovetop for a few minutes, and drizzle it over the roast and vegetables. Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 605
  • Protein: 49g
  • Fat: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sodium: 415mg

Please note that these nutrition facts are approximate values and may vary depending on the specific ingredients used.