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Grandma Lois' Pot Roast

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Updated October 20, 2023
Grandma Lois Pot Roast
1 Hr 45 Min

This easy pot roast recipe was shared with us by a grandma who loves ballroom dancing! Whenever she made this comforting meal for dinner, the whole family would rush to the table. Plus, Grandma Lois' Pot Roast is made in one pot, so you know it's going to be easy. That leaves a lot more time for dancing! 

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What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (2-1/2- to 3-pound) boneless beef chuck roast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 3/4 cups beef broth
  • 1 1/4 cups water, divided
  • 4 large carrots, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 5 potatoes, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

What to Do

  1. In a Dutch oven over high heat, heat oil until hot. Evenly sprinkle roast with salt and pepper on both sides. Place in pot and sprinkle onion around roast.
  2. Cook roast 5 to 6 minutes, or until browned on both sides. Add garlic, broth, and 1 cup water to pot; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 1 hour. Add carrots and potatoes, cover, and continue cooking 30 to 40 minutes, or until meat and vegetables are tender. Remove meat and vegetables to a platter; cover to keep warm.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk remaining 1/4 cup water and the flour. Slowly stir flour mixture into pan juices and simmer 3 to 5 minutes, or until thickened. Slice roast across grain and serve with vegetables and gravy.


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If people would actually read the recipe or watch the video, they would clearly see that the meat braises for an hour, then the vegetables are added and everything continues cooking until tender. My mouth is watering after seeing the vid! It is such a great tip to add the veggies later - I used to put the meat and vegetables in my crock pot at the same time and the veggies would turn to mush before the meat is tender.

A 3lb Chuck roast cooked for 30-40 minutes will be so tough you won't be able to chew it!! Recipe is 5 stars. Needs to simmer 2 more hours


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