Simple Beef Pot Roast


This easy pot roast recipe is warm, hearty, and delicious! Plus, the technique could not be more simple. The vegetables break down, combining with the meat's juices to create a sauce! Serve over horseradish mashed potatoes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 ½ pounds beef chuck pot roast

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup diced carrots

  • 1 cup diced celery

  • 1 cup diced onion

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary


  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).

  2. Heat vegetable oil into a large oven-safe pot over medium-high heat. Season chuck roast with salt and black pepper, then cook in hot oil until brown on both sides; transfer to a plate.

  3. Add carrots, celery, and onion into the pot. Cook and stir until vegetables start to release their juices, scraping any brown flavor bits off the bottom of the pot, about 3 minutes. Add butter, and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in rosemary; return roast to the pot and cover.

  4. Roast in the preheated oven until the chuck roast is tender, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Season vegetables with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.

    Simple Beef Pot Roast
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

507 Calories
39g Fat
6g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 507
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 884mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 439mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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