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Classic Pot Roast

Classic beef pot roast is comforting and hearty. Make this recipe for a traditional Sunday dinner your family will enjoy.

6 hrs 25 mins
8 Serving(s)
Classic Pot Roast


  • 4 lb. Certified Angus Beef ® chuck roast
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and cut in large pieces
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and cut in chunks
  • 3 stalks celery, cut in chunks
  • 4 sprigs thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 3 cups red wine
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. Preheat Dutch oven on stovetop at medium-high heat. Season 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 fork tender.

Nutrition Facts

470 Calories Per ServingFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 500mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugars: 4gProtein: 50g

Actual nutritional values may vary depending on specific ingredients used and/or modifications to the recipe