Classic Easy Pot Roast Recipe (One Pot Meal)
5 from 3 votes

Easy Pot Roast Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 10 mins

Easy pot roast recipe made in one pot, using simple ingredients and loaded with potatoes and carrots. The meat is very ender and just melts in your mouth and is packed with flavor. 

Servings: 6 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Calories: 615 kcal
Author: Abeer


  • 3 pound Boneless chuck roast Trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 2 cups Onion Roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp Garlic Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Finely grated
  • 2 cups Beef broth Low sodium
  • 3/4 cup Red wine Optional- I didn't use this
  • 2 sprigs Thyme Fresh
  • 2 springs Rosemary Fresh
  • 1 sprig Sage Fresh
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 pounds Potatoes Cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 4 Carrots Cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2-3 Stalks Celery Optional, Cut into 2 inch pieces


  1. Heat oil in a large Dutch Oven over medium-high heat.

  2. Add roast and season one side with salt, pepper and paprika Sear it.

  3. Then, flip it over and season the other side with salt, pepper and paprika. Sear it.

  4. Sear and brown the sides of the roast too. 

  5. Remove roast to a plate and keep aside. 

  6. In the same Dutch Oven, add onions, garlic, ginger and saute until golden brown and fragrant. 

  7. Add the roast back into to Dutch Oven.

  8. Add beef broth, red wine (optional), thyme, rosemary and bay leaf.

  9. Bring to a simmer.

  10. Then, cover the Dutch Oven with lid and transfer to oven. 

  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours or until roast is almost tender. 

  12. Remove from oven and add carrots, potatoes and celery.

  13. Return to oven and bake for 1.5 hours until roast and vegetables are all fully cooked. 

  14. Now, you have 2 options: Shred roast with 2 forks OR remove it and cut into large pieces and add that back into the pot. 

  15. Discard the bay leaf as well as thyme and rosemary sprigs. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Pot Roast Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 615 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 528mg22%
Potassium 1682mg48%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 49g98%
Vitamin A 6860IU137%
Vitamin C 25.6mg31%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 10.4mg58%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.