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Easy Pot Roast Recipe

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A comforting, easy pot roast is the perfect cool-weather comfort food recipe for your dinner menu. It’s a hearty dish the whole family will love!

This Chuck Roast Pot Roast Recipe cooks slowly in the oven, where the flavors meld and the meat falls apart as grows more and more tender.

Easy Pot Roast in a shallow white bowl with a sprig of thyme

Easy Pot Roast

The aroma of slow-cooked beef, red wine and herbs can brighten up even the dreariest day. This easy pot roast recipe only requires a brief browning on the stovetop before the majority of the ingredients are added to the pot. A few hours in the oven and dinner is served with very little hands-on time. I added some carrots and new potatoes to the mix during the last hour of cooking so they can cook up in the flavorful juices.

Pomì organic tomatoes for the perfect pot roast!

If you’re like me, you want to feed your family only the healthiest ingredients. Organic, BPA free, grass-fed are all labels I look for when grocery shopping. A number of years ago, I learned that Pomì Tomatoes’ unique boxed packaging was BPA free. They quickly became my go-to brand of “canned” tomatoes.

Easy Pot Roast in a white bowl with thyme to garnish and thyme next to the bowl

Chuck Roast Pot Roast

They work perfectly in any recipe that uses tomatoes, like my Thyme Kissed Tomato Soup Recipe and this chuck roast pot roast. Pomì tomatoes hail from Parma in Italy and have the fresh flavor of Italian tomatoes. Perfect for any recipe calling for canned tomatoes. I love using them for my salsa and pasta sauces, as well as this easy oven cooked pot roast. Pomì has just launched their organic line, so look for them in your local markets.

Chuck roast is the perfect cut of beef for pot roast.  In order to break down the connective tissue and become fall-apart tender, a chuck roast must be cooked low and slow. It’s a very flavorful cut, but not one you’d want to serve grilled or sauteed.

Easy Pot Roast overhead view in white bowl

A couple of things you might need to make this easy pot roast recipe:

7 qt. cast iron Dutch oven

Wusthof 6 inch kitchen knife

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Easy Pot Roast

Easy Pot Roast

A simple, delicious pot roast recipe where the oven does most of the work!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Yield 4-6 servings


  • 3 pound chuck roast, large pieces of fat trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cloves (you may want to wrap them in cheesecloth for easy retrieval)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 box Pomì Organic Chopped Tomatoes and juice (26.46 ounces)
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, larger ones may be sliced in half


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven. Season the beef with salt and pepper and sear both sides, until well browned. Remove from heat.
  2. Add beef broth, red wine, cloves, bay leaves, thyme, Pomì tomatoes, and sliced onions. Place lid on Dutch oven and cook for 2 hours.
  3. Add carrots and potatoes and cook for another hour or until vegetables are tender.
  4. Shred beef into large chunks, discarding any visible fat. Remove bay leaves and cloves. Serve beef, carrots and potatoes topped with pan juices.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 860Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 188mgSodium: 1136mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 8gSugar: 14gProtein: 62g

Calories calculated before fat removal.


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27 comments on “Easy Pot Roast Recipe”

  1. No doubt this did make the house smell wonderful:@)

  2. OMG I can’t believe Pomi is in USA too 🙂
    Your pot looks delicious.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a yummy sounding recipe, Liz! I am going to make this next week.

  4. A good autumn pot roast cannot be beat! Beautiful.


  5. Hi Liz, I have never used Pomi tomatoes before but will be sure to look out for them. Did not realize they were from Italy. Delicious looking meal, the pot roast looks perfectly cooked and moist.

  6. Wow! Looks like proper comfort food and delicious.

  7. Making my mouth water! 🙂 Love how comforting it looks!

  8. With a temperature of 16 this morning….I think I see this delicious pot roast in our near future!!

  9. I love make-ahead comfort food meals!! Yum!

  10. Love the idea of boxed tomatoes like this. I could really go for this pot roast, today really feels liek winter…the first (of many)

  11. Easy pot roast is the perfect pre-Christmas meal! I’d happily let me oven do all the work 🙂

  12. I LOVE POMI-it’s one of my fave tomato products-I esp love that they’re boxed. And this pot roast recipe looks so gorgeous and succulent, mmmm

  13. Love an easy recipe like this that has so much flavor! This easy pot roast looks like the perfect dinner for a cold winter night! I’d love to cozy up with a bowl of this and watch a good movie!

  14. It might be technically summer in Australia, but Melbourne is still quite cool, so this hearty pot roast would go down a treat right now.

  15. Yum!! This looks and sounds incredibly delicious!! Perfect for this time of year!!

  16. It’s a cold blustery day here in Mid-Michigan and this would be a great meal. Hopefully these tomatoes will land on my grocers shelves soon.

  17. That really does look just perfect! Love it!

  18. That looks soooo good! Oh my gosh. Pinning this!

  19. Pot roasts are supposed to be easy and delicious – I love this!

  20. Products from nonGMO countries like Italy always get my vote. Your pot roast looks perfect for warming up after a wintery day =)

  21. Mmm, this is my kind of meal!

  22. Yummy yummy yummy! Definitely one of the top comfort foods, this meal is excellent for any Sunday meal with the family or friends, right? We can’t wait to try your version, we’re already drooling over your photos Liz!:)
    Sending you lots and lots of sunshine from Athens!
    Panos and Mirella

  23. Yummy photos. Looks delicious. I will cook this for my family.

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