Country Style Pot Roast

Margaret Jacobs


I found this recipe a few years ago on the internet. It's really delicious. The original recipe uses oven cooking (covered at 350 F for 1 1/2 hrs before adding vegetables) but I make this on the stove top in a large covered pot. I also add 2-3 sliced garlic cloves for added flavor.

This pot roast is great with or without the sour cream gravy.


★★★★★ 2 votes

25 Min
2 Hr 30 Min


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  • 4 lb
    beef for pot roasting
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    oregano, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 2 clove
    garlic, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    meat tenderizer
  • 1
    beef bouillon, cubes
  • 1 c
  • 3 large
    onions, quartered or 12-18 pearl onions
  • 4 large
    potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 lb
    carrots, peeled and cut
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    cold water
  • 1 c
    sour cream

How to Make Country Style Pot Roast


  1. Coat all sides of the roast with Worcestershire sauce and rub in. Sprinkle meat with tenderizer and flour. In a Dutch oven melt the butter. Brown meat slowly on all sides. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Dissolve the bouillon cube in 1/2 C water. Add oregano and basil. Pour over the meat. Cover and cook over medium heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  3. Add onions and carrots and cook 15 minutes.
  4. Add potatoes and 1/2 C water. Cook about 45 minutes or until vegetables and meat are tender.
  5. Sour Cream Gravy: Combine 1 1/3 C roast drippings, flour and water. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Stir in sour cream.

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About Country Style Pot Roast

Course/Dish: Beef, Roasts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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