Easy Pot Roast

This Pot Roast is so easy my kids can make it! But the best part is the amazing flavor. Easy Pot Roast that is also the most delicious pot roast!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Pot Roast
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 362 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke -


  • 1 chuck roast 3-4 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 onions quartered
  • 6 carrots
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsley for garnish optional


  1. Take your meat out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking and generously salt and pepper it. I put 1 tablespoon of salt in the ingredients, but you should use as much or as little as you are comfortable with.
  2. Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Then add olive oil.
  3. Rough chop carrots into 2-3 inch pieces. (after cutting off the top this meant I was cutting the carrots in half on the diagonal.)

  4. Cut two onions in half and add them to the hot pot, browning them on one side and then the other. Remove the onions to a plate.
  5. Add carrots to the same pot and brown them slightly. (about 1 minute) Remove and set them on a plate with the onions.

  6. Add butter to the pot and allow to melt. Place the meat in the pan and sear it for about a minute on both sides until it is nice and brown all over.
  7. Add onions and carrots back to pan with meat. Cover and roast at 275 for about 3 hours. I started checking mine at 2 hours. You want the meat to be cooked through and to tear easily with a fork.

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