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This beef pot roast is lovely served with mashed potatoes. The real secret here is making sure you sear the meat before the long, slow braise.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
5 hrs 30 mins
5 hrs 50 mins


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Generously season both sides of roast with salt and pepper. Sprinkle top of roast with 1 tablespoon flour and pat onto meat. Shake off excess.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sear roast until well-browned, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Remove roast from the skillet and set aside.

  • Reduce heat to medium. Melt butter in the skillet; cook and stir mushrooms in butter until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in onion; cook until onions are translucent and brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Stir in remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons flour; cook and stir for about 1 minute. Add tomato paste and cook for another minute. Slowly add chicken broth while stirring; return to a simmer. Remove the skillet from heat.

  • Place carrots and celery in the slow cooker. Place roast over vegetables and pour in any accumulated juices. Add thyme and rosemary. Pour onion and mushroom mixture over the top of roast.

  • Cover and cook on High for 5 to 6 hours.

  • Skim off any fat from surface and remove bones. Season with salt and pepper.


Look for a 7-bone beef pot roast.

Revive your leftover pot roast with this easy Beef Ragu recipe submitted by user Betty Soup:

Cut reserved beef and vegetables into bite-sized pieces. Heat a 24-ounce jar of marinara sauce in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in beef and vegetables. Cook, covered, until heated through, about 15 minutes. Serve over 1 pound of cooked pasta and top with grated Parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

Nutrition Facts

778 calories; protein 54.6g; carbohydrates 7.6g; fat 57.3g; cholesterol 198.5mg; sodium 602.5mg. Full Nutrition