Simple Beef Pot Roast


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 1/2 pounds beef chuck pot roast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 carrots, cut into 3" chunks
  • 3 celery stalks, cut into 3" chunks
  • 1 large onion, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

Step 2: Pour vegetable oil into a large oven-safe pot over medium-high heat.  Season the chuck roast with salt and black pepper.  Brown the meat on both sides in the hot oil, and transfer to plate.

Step 3: Stir carrots, celery, and onion into the pot, and cook and stir until vegetables start to release their juices, about 3 minutes; loosen any brown flavor bits on the bottom of the pot.  Add butter, and cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.  Then sprinkle in rosemary, stir the vegetables, and return the roast to the pot.  Cover the pot with a lid.

Step 4: Roast in the preheated oven until the chuck roast is tender, about 2 1/2 to 3 hours.  Season vegetables with additional salt and black pepper, if desired.  Drizzle roast with 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce.

Enjoy this modified recipe inspired by AllRecipes!  See the original here!