Classic Pot Roast
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5 from 4 votes

Classic Sunday Pot Roast

Classic Sunday Pot Roast is an easy to make comfort food that is hearty, filling, and can easily feed the whole family. This recipe will work for a classic oven braise as well as in a slow cooker or Instant Pot.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pot Roast
Servings: 8 Servimngs
Calories: 680kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 3 to 5 pound beef roast chuck, round, or brisket
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cups red wine*
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large white onions cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 1 pound red potatoes cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Get a large oven safe dutch oven pot heating over high heat.
  • Season both sides of chuck roast with salt and pepper. Add vegetable oil to pot and sear roast until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes each side.
  • Remove roast from pan and set aside briefly on a plate or cutting board. Add garlic to pot and saute 60 seconds. Deglaze¬† pan with red wine and beef broth. Add roast back to the pot.
  • Pour Worcetershire sauce over roast and place the onion chunks, carrots, and potatoes on top of and around the meat. Place rosemary sprig on top.
  • Place a lid on the pan and transfer it to the preheated 350 degree oven. Cook 3 hours, or until meat reaches an internal temperature of 202 degrees F and shreds easily with a fork. Season vegetables with additional salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

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Notes

*You can replace the wine with either more beef broth OR grape juice. 
 
SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS: Season the roast with salt and pepper as directed in step 2 of the recipe. Searing in oil in a skillet is an optional step. Place the seared or un-seared meat directly into a slow cooker. Add in all remaining ingredients and cook on low 8 hours.
INSTANT POT ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER INSTRUCTIONS: Follow this recipe as directed, but instead of searing and baking the roast in a large pot, you'll do all of this in your pressure cooker. Sear the roast as directed in step 2 using the sear setting on your electric pressure cooker. Cook the garlic, and deglaze the pan with liquids, and add in vegetables. Cook on high pressure for 60 minutes, followed by a 15 minute natural release. Then, switch the release valve to the venting position. Remove lid once steam has stopped coming out.

Nutrition

Calories: 680kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 1063mg | Potassium: 1662mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 157.3% | Vitamin C: 13.3% | Calcium: 9.9% | Iron: 42.7%