Homestyle Pot Roast with Root Vegetables


Savor the rich, comforting flavors of our Hearty Homestyle Pot Roast with Root Vegetables. This dish epitomizes home cooking at its best, featuring a tender, slow-cooked pot roast accompanied by a medley of earthy root vegetables. Each bite offers a symphony of deep flavors and succulent textures, making it an ideal meal for a cozy family dinner or a comforting weekend feast.

Homestyle Pot Roast with Root Vegetables

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 portion

Nutritional Profile (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 450 kcal
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 100mg
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 5g


  • Beef chuck roast: 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds)
  • Carrots, peeled and chopped: 300g (10.6 ounces)
  • Potatoes, peeled and chopped: 400g (14 ounces)
  • Onions, peeled and quartered: 200g (7 ounces)
  • Celery stalks, chopped: 100g (3.5 ounces)
  • Garlic cloves, minced: 10g (0.35 ounces)
  • Beef broth: 480ml (16 ounces)
  • Red wine: 120ml (4 ounces) (optional)
  • Worcestershire sauce: 15ml (0.5 ounces)
  • Fresh thyme and rosemary: a few sprigs
  • Olive oil: 30ml (1 ounce)
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Brown the Roast: Season the beef with salt and pepper. In a large pot, heat olive oil over high heat. Brown the roast on all sides and set aside.
  2. Sauté Vegetables: In the same pot, sauté onions, carrots, celery, and garlic until slightly softened.
  3. Deglaze and Add Roast: Pour in red wine (if using) and beef broth. Scrape the bottom of the pot to loosen browned bits. Return the roast to the pot.
  4. Add Remaining Ingredients: Add potatoes, Worcestershire sauce, and herbs. Bring to a simmer.
  5. Slow Cook: Cover and cook on low heat for about 4 hours, or until the beef is tender.
  6. Serve: Remove the roast and vegetables from the pot. Slice the roast and serve with the vegetables and some cooking liquid as gravy.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Browning: Searing the meat before slow cooking enhances flavor and texture.
  • Herb Selection: Fresh herbs add depth; dried herbs can be used in a pinch.
  • Cooking Time: Adjust cooking time based on the size of the roast for perfect tenderness.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this in a slow cooker?

Yes, after browning, transfer everything to a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

What if I don’t want to use wine?

You can omit the wine and use additional beef broth.

Can I add other vegetables?

Yes, parsnips or turnips also work well in this dish.

How do I store and reheat leftovers?

Store in the fridge and reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave.