Classic Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes

Classic Pot Roast with Mashed Potatoes
Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
pot roast, mashed potatoes, skillet

This classic pot roast served with creamy mashed potatoes is the perfect comfort food for a family dinner. Cooked to tender perfection in a skillet, this dish will have everyone asking for seconds.


  • 2 lbs pot roast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk or heavy cream
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Season the pot roast generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Sear the pot roast on all sides until browned, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Return the pot roast to the skillet.
  6. Pour in the beef broth and red wine (if using).
  7. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours, or until the meat is tender and easily shreds with a fork.
  8. While the pot roast is cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  9. Add the chopped potatoes and cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  10. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  11. Add the butter and milk (or heavy cream).
  12. Mash until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Once the pot roast is done, remove it from the skillet and shred it into large pieces.
  14. Serve the pot roast over a generous helping of mashed potatoes.
  15. Drizzle some of the skillet juices over the top.
  16. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

There you have it—a hearty and delicious pot roast with mashed potatoes that is sure to please the whole family. Enjoy this comforting meal on a cozy evening and savor every bite!

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