Classic Pot Roast

Classic Pot Roast
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Pot roast is a timeless comfort food, perfect for family dinners. This recipe yields a tender, flavorful roast that serves 4 people. Enjoy the savory aroma that fills your kitchen as it cooks!


  • 3 lbs beef chuck roast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Season the beef chuck roast generously with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the roast on all sides until browned, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove the roast and set aside.
  4. In the same pot, add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the carrots and potatoes to the pot, stirring to combine.
  6. Pour in the beef broth and red wine (if using), scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  7. Return the roast to the pot, nestling it among the vegetables. Add the rosemary, thyme, and bay leaves.
  8. Cover the pot with a lid and transfer it to the preheated oven. Cook for 3-4 hours, or until the meat is fork-tender.
  9. Remove the pot from the oven. Discard the bay leaves and herb sprigs. Let the roast rest for a few minutes before slicing.

Serve the pot roast with the tender vegetables and a ladle of the rich broth. This classic dish is sure to become a family favorite, providing warmth and comfort in every bite. Enjoy!

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