A good pot roast can be made with any cut of beef roast. My favorites are chuck roast, round roast, and briskets. I purchase all of my meats & seafood from Butcher Box. They deliver 100% grass-fed beef, free range organic chicken and heritage breed pork directly to your door.
BEST ROASTS FOR MAKING POT ROAST
Chuck Roast – tender, falls apart when finished and easily shredded
Round Roast (bottom round, top round) – lean and easy to slice
Beef Brisket – fattier option that gets super tender, but can still be sliced for serving
The beef is seasoned and seared. The pan then needs to be deglazed with a braising liquid—I use either beef broth and a dry red wine. Layer with tons of veggies and some spices!
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- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- One 3 to 5-pound chuck roast
- 2 or 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 whole onions, peeled and halved
- 6 to 8 whole carrots, unpeeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 cup red wine, optional
- 3 cups beef broth
- 2 or 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 2 or 3 sprigs fresh thyme
- Season the roast with salt & pepper.
- Heat the olive oil in large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the halved onions to the pot, browning them on both sides. Remove the onions to a plate.
- Add carrots to pot and cook until slightly browned. Remove the carrots and place with the onions.
- Add more olive oil to the pot. Sear the meat for about a minute on all sides until it is nice and brown all over. Remove the roast and tent with foil.
- Deglaze the pot with either red wine or beef broth (about 1 cup) scraping up the brown bits on the bottom. Place the roast and vegetables back into the pot and add enough beef stock to cover the meat halfway.
- Add the fresh herbs.
- Put the lid on, and cook on low-medium heat for 4-5 hours.
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or her Mac & Cheese
or her Beef & Snow Peas
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