Simple Beef Pot Roast

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October 1, 2015

Prep. Time

15 mins

Cook Time

3 mins

Total Time

18 mins

Warm, hearty, and delicious!



  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 1/2 pounds beef chuck pot roast
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary


  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  • 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 a plate.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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