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Sweet Daddy D's Super Tender Pot Roast

Just basic beef and simple ingredients, This Pot Roast is a chuck roast braised in wine until it's so tender it's falling apart and melts in your mouth-this puts the comfort in comfort food.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pot roast
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 495kcal

Here's What You Need

  • 3 ½ to 4 pound chuck roast optional-bottom round roast; see Recipe Notes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 whole carrots 1" slices
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms whole or sliced in half
  • 12 whole cipollini onions peeled but left whole
  • 1 head garlic sliced in half cross ways
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • to taste Kosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper

Here's What You Do

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper liberally over the roast and set aside for about 15 minutes.
  • Place a dutch oven over medium high heat. Add vegetable oil and sear the meat about 5 minutes on each side until a nice crust begins too form. Remove the roast from the dutch oven and set aside.
  • Keeping a medium-high to high heat, saute the carrots and mushrooms until they are starting to brown-about 5 minutes. Remove from the Dutch oven and set aside.
  • Add the onions and garlic and saute until just starting to brown.
  • Deglaze the pot with a little of the wine, scraping off all the fond from the bottom. Stir well, then add the remaining wine and bring to a simmer.
  • Add the roast back to the dutch oven along with the rosemary and bay leaves and bring to a heavy simmer.
  • Cover the Dutch oven and place in the 325-degree oven.
  • After 1 ½ hours, add the carrots and mushrooms to the pot, stir to baste the roast and vegetables, cover the pot and return to the oven.
  • Roast in the oven for another hour to an hour and a half (2 ½ to 3 hours in total), checking for tenderness at about 2 ½ hours total time. The pot roast is ready when it probes tender with a fork or a wooden skewer and pulls apart easily.
  • Let the roast rest off the heat, remove the bay leaves and rosemary stems and serve!


This pot roast is great served with macaroni and cheese, cheese grits, mash potatoes or with any type of rice.
A chuck roast is best for this recipe, but a nice change is a Bottom Round Roast. Not quite as marbled as a Chuck, but it responds well to a slow braise and provides wonderfully tender slices.
If you can't find cipollini onions you can substitute just about any sweet onion or pearl onion.


Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 105mg | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 775mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g

This recipe came from www.firstyouhaveabeer.com.