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      filed under: Food + Drink on May 16, 2016

      This pot roast is so easy my kids can make it! But the best part is the amazing flavor. Easy Pot Roast that is also the most delicious pot roast!

      I made this and my husband told me it was the best pot roast he had ever had!

      I signed up for Butcher Box and received a perfectly marbled chuck roast in one month’s shipment. When I saw how beautiful the meat was I wanted to be sure to find a recipe that would do it justice.

      So I scoured the internet looking for the perfect pot roast. I must have read 30 recipes!

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      After reading them all it seemed like they all had five basic ingredients in common. The meat, carrots, onions, and salt & pepper.

      So I decided, why not just start there?

      I made this and my husband told me it was the best pot roast he had ever had!

      So I rough chopped some unpeeled carrots.

      Quartered some onions and then threw them in my favorite Staub oval cocotte with a couple tablespoons of oil. (not an affiliate link, I just seriously love Staub) It is basically the best Dutch oven of all time.

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      I ordered the one with the chicken on top. I love it. Love love love it. We are chicken people after all!

      Ok, back to dinner.

      So while the carrots we just barely searing, I added salt and pepper to the meat. Both sides.

      Remove the carrots and drop in the meat.

      I made this and my husband told me it was the best pot roast he had ever had!

      Sear for a couple minutes on each side and then throw the veggies back in the pan.

      I made this and my husband told me it was the best pot roast he had ever had!

      Add lid and roast for a few hours.

      Here is the actual recipe.

      5 from 2 votes
      I made this and my husband told me it was the best pot roast he had ever had!
      Easy Pot Roast
      Prep Time
      10 mins
      Cook Time
      3 hrs
      Total Time
      3 hrs 10 mins
       

      This pot roast is so easy my kids can make it! But the best part is the amazing flavor. Easy Pot Roast that is also the most delicious pot roast!

      Course: Main Course
      Cuisine: American
      Keyword: Easy Pot Roast
      Servings: 8 servings
      Author: Amanda
      Ingredients
      • 1 chuck roast 3-4 pounds
      • 2 tbsp. olive oil
      • 1 tbsp. butter
      • 2 onions quartered
      • 6 carrots
      • 1 tbsp. sea salt or more to taste
      • 2 tsp. pepper
      • 1 tsp. parsley for garnish optional
      Instructions
      1. Take your meat out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking and generously salt and pepper it. I put 1 tablespoon of salt in the ingredients, but you should use as much or as little as you are comfortable with.

      2. Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Then add olive oil.
      3. Rough chop carrots into 2-3 inch pieces. (after cutting off the top this meant I was cutting the carrots in half on the diagonal.)

      4. Cut two onions in half and add them to the hot pot, browning them on one side and then the other. Remove the onions to a plate.

      5. Add carrots to same pot and brown slightly. (about 1 minute) Remove and set on plate with onions.
      6. Add butter to pot and allow to melt. Place the meat in the pan and sear it for about a minute on both sides until it is nice and brown all over.

      7. Using sturdy tongs, remove meat and add onions and carrots back to Dutch oven. Place meat on top and cover and roast at 275°F for about 3 hours in the oven. I started checking mine at 2 hours. You want the meat to be cooked through and to tear easily with a fork.

      You can add potatoes of course, but I refer to make mine separate. I will quarter some baby reds and roast them in the oven with some oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary for 30 minutes.

      Did you happen to notice what I left OUT of this recipe?

      The liquid. I didn’t want to braise the meat, just gently roast it. In my opinion, this produces the most FLAVORFUL roast you will ever have!!! (The meat gives off quite a bit of its own liquid, you will not have a dry roast.)

      If you want to have gravy with your roast then you can add about 1 cup of beef broth or wine (or both!) or about 1 cup for every 4 lbs. of meat. The wine can also be used as a pan de-glazer after removing the onions.

      I made this and my husband told me it was the best pot roast he had ever had!

      The BEST (and also easiest) pot roast ever! If you can turn on an oven you can master this recipe!

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    • Amanda…this is BEAUTIFUL! And I love that Dutch oven!!!! Gorgeous meal!

    • I make this with the addition of some baby red potatoes (or sometimes Yukon Gold ones). Such a satisfying meal, easy and quick clean up, my all time favorite. If I have company or extra people to feed I make some Yorkshire puddings to make it go further

    • I add a small can of peeled chopped tomatoes

    • Where can I order the roasting pan with the chicken on top? The roast looks amazing!!

    • I do everything the same but add a can of golden mushrooms soup.

    • Best pot roast ever!will never make it any other way..

    • Made this last eve. I Added and browned mushrooms along with the carrots. Did have to cook longer than 3 hours. Ended up raising oven temp to 350 for the last 30 minutes. Overall great easy recipe. Recipe will be a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

    • 275 for the pot roast? My crockpot has high and low?

        This recipe is written for roasting in the oven.

    • Amanda, I’m so glad I found this recipe. Super easy and simple to make. Made this last night for dinner, it was great. I added sliced baby Bella mushrooms sauteed in butter and sprinkled about 1/2 tsp rosemary on the roast before searing it. We love garlic on everything and your recipe doesn’t call for any, so I sprinkled it with garlic powder after putting everything back in the pan to roast. Best pot roast ever, will never make it any other way. It came out perfectly tender and just fell apart.

    • DELICIOUS RECIPE, BUT, I LIKE POTATOES COOKED WITH IT THE LAST HOUR…..YUM..YUM

    • Hi Amanda. I was just wondering if I could cook this in my crockpot and how long it would take. Thank you

    • Thank you!

    • What kind of wine would you use for cooking the pot roast?

    • I don’t have a Dutch oven and am
      wondering if I can just sear my veggies and meat (separately) in my cast iron skillet and then roast in my roasting pan in the oven?

    • Can I make this recipe in a Crock Pot, for how long and do I have to fry carrots, onions? Thanks so much!

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