Stove Pot Roast With Mashed Potatoes


This pot roast made on the stovetop is full of wonderful flavors. It's served with mashed potatoes but the beef is the star of the dish in this mouth-watering meal. Our Southern family has passed this recipe down for many years and enjoyed many memories dining on this delicious home-cooked classic. Save broth from roast to make a delicious gravy using flour or cornstarch, whichever is preferred.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 30 mins


  • Pot Roast:

  • 1 (3 pound) beef chuck roast

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 4 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed beef broth (such as Campbell's®)

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 white onion, cut into large wedges

  • 5 cloves garlic

  • 1 (16 ounce) package carrots, peeled

  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

  • Mashed Potatoes:

  • 5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced

  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk, or as needed

  • ½ cup butter

  • salt to taste


  1. Season beef chuck roast with salt and black pepper; sear in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat until browned, about 10 minutes per side.

  2. Pour beef broth and water into the skillet with roast. Arrange onion wedges and garlic cloves around beef; spread carrots atop and place sprig of rosemary atop carrots. Turn heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 6 hours.

  3. Cover potatoes with water in a large pot and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Drain. Mash potatoes with butter and 1/2 of the evaporated milk until smooth; slowly mash remaining evaporated milk into potatoes to achieve the desired consistency. Season with salt.

  4. Remove 1 or 2 cloves of garlic from the skillet and mash cloves on top of roast; serve with mashed potatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

682 Calories
35g Fat
63g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 682
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 757mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 159mg 12%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 593mg 13%

* 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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