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pot roast

Pot Roast

This slow-cooked, tender beef roast can be made in the oven or a crockpot for an easy, delicious dinner.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Pot Roast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes
Author I Heart Recipes


  • 4 lbs beef bottom roast
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour PLUS 2 tbsp
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp crush basil
  • 1 tsp rosemary leaves
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp celery flakes
  • 32 oz chicken or beef broth whatever is your preference
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 medium russet potatoes washed and chopped
  • 1 cup baby carrots washed & peeled
  • 2 medium sized onion chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 300 F.
  • Pat dry the roast, then set is to the side.
  • Combine all of the seasonings, and mix it with 1/4 cup of all purpose flour.
  • Once the flour and seasonings are combined, coat the roast with seasoned flour.
  • Pour 2 tbsp of vegetable oil into a dutch oven, then place the dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, put the roast into the dutch oven.
  • Brown all surfaces and sides of the roast, then remove the roast from the dutch oven.
  • Add one of the onions ( chopped of course) into the dutch oven, and fry until it's translucent.
  • Place the roast back into the dutch oven, but make sure it is on top of the onions.
  • Pour in the chicken or beef broth, then cover the pot with the lid.
  • Place the roast in the oven, and let cook for 2 1/2 hours ( CROCKPIT DIRECTIONS BELOW)
  • Remove the meat from the oven, and baste. Cover and place back into the oven for 1 hour.
  • Remove the roast from the oven.
  • Scoop up about 1 cup of the broth from the pot, and place it into a cup or bowl.
  • Sprinkle in 2 tbsp of all purpose flour into the cup of broth, and mix until well incorporated.
  • Pour the broth, and flour mixture into the pot.
  • Add in the carrots, potatoes, and remaining onions.
  • Cover the dutch oven, and put the roast bake in the oven for another hour.
  • Remove for the oven, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Serve, and enjoy!



To make this roast in the CrockPot, follow up to step #10, then instead of putting everything in the dutch oven, place it in the CrockPot. Set the slow cooker on high and let cook for 4 hours.