Classic beef roast pot

Here’s a simple recipe for a classic beef roast pot:


  • 3-4 pounds beef chuck roast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (for gravy, optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
  1. Season the Roast:
  • Season the beef roast generously with salt and pepper on all sides.
  1. Sear the Roast:
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sear the beef roast on all sides until browned. This helps to lock in the flavor.
  1. Saute Onions and Garlic:
  • Add chopped onions to the pot and sauté until softened. Add minced garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
  1. Combine Ingredients:
  • Stir in tomato paste, dried thyme, dried rosemary, and bay leaves. Add red wine (if using) to deglaze the pot, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  1. Add Vegetables and Broth:
  • Add carrots and potatoes to the pot. Pour in beef broth until the vegetables and roast are partially submerged. If needed, you can add more broth.
  1. Cover and Roast:
  • Cover the pot with a lid and transfer it to the preheated oven. Roast for about 3-4 hours or until the beef is fork-tender.
  1. Prepare Gravy (Optional):
  • If you want to make gravy, mix 1/4 cup of flour with a little water to form a smooth paste. Whisk this paste into the cooking liquid after removing the roast. Simmer until the gravy thickens.
  1. Serve:
  • Discard bay leaves, slice the beef roast, and serve it with the vegetables and gravy.

This beef roast pot recipe creates a hearty and flavorful meal that’s perfect for a comforting family dinner. Enjoy!

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