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Classic Pot Roast

Serves 8
Cuisine: American
Category: Roasts, Old-School Classics
Classic beef pot roast is comforting and hearty. Make this recipe for a traditional Sunday dinner your family will enjoy.
Prep Time
15 mins
Other Time
Cook Time
6 hrs 15 mins
Total Time
6 hrs 30 mins
  • 4 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and cut in large pieces
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 2 stalks celery, cut in chunks
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 6 ounces can tomato paste
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F149°C.
  2. Preheat Dutch oven on stovetop at medium-high heat. Season chuck roast with freshly ground black pepper. Add oil to pan until hot.
  3. Add roast and sear on all sides; remove from pan. Add onion, carrots, celery, thyme, bay leaves and peppercorns to pan; allow vegetables to brown, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add tomato paste and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Deglaze pan with red wine and cook another 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add roast back to pan and add beef stock, or transfer roast and pan contents to a slow cooker. Cover and place plan in oven, or cook in slow cooker on low.
  6. Braise approximately 6 hours, until pot roast is fork tender.
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