Susan's Sunday Pot Roast

Susan Din


This is the basic version, You can thicken the jus to a gravy, add zucchini, summer squash, green beans or other veggies as desired.
We love LOTS of carrots so add as much as you like.
My familiy likes this served over rice.


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15 Min
2 Hr 15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1
    3-5 lb chuck roast, shoulder roast, texas broil
  • 3-4 medium
    garlic cloves quartered
  • 2 tsp
    each-salt and pepper mixed in a small bowl
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 large
    jumbo onion, quartered
  • 3 large
    stalks celery cut in chunks or slices
  • 1/2 c
    optional-dry red wine
  • 2
    cubes knorr beef bouillon, or equivilent and water to cover/or canned beef broth to cover
  • 2-3 sprig(s)
    fresh thyme, or 1 tsp dry thyme
  • 1-2 lb
    carrots, peeled and cut however you desire-chunks, sticks etc.
  • 2-3 lb
    potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • ·
    optional-squashes, beans, other vegetables as desired
  • ·
    optional-1 can tomatoes

How to Make Susan's Sunday Pot Roast


  1. Using a paring knife, cut deep narrow slits down into the meat and stuff each pocket with a sliver of garlic and a large pinch of salt/pepper mixed.
  2. Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium high, and deeply brown both sides of the roast. Remove to a plate and add the onion and celery, and cook stirring for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the wine if using, deglazing the pan, or just add the water/broth to deglaze.
  4. Add the bouillon cubes, and meat to the pan(make sure to get all the juices from the plate)
    Bring to a boil over high, reduce heat to a simmer.
  5. Add the carrots and thyme to the pot, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
  6. Check liquid level, add potatoes and other veggies if using. Cover and cook another 60 minutes.
  7. At the 2 hour point, check the meat for tenderness, and cook additional time if needed.
    Add more liquid at any point if needed.
    Adjust salt/pepper.
    Serve as desired.

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About Susan's Sunday Pot Roast

Course/Dish: Beef Roasts
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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