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Slow-Cooked Pot Roast

This pot roast was inspired by watching Michael Pollan’s documentary “Cooked” on Netflix. You cook it low and slow…and then enjoy all of the incredible flavors.

Pot roast

Pot roast and veggies before cooking

Slow-Cooked Pot Roast

A pot roast cooked low and slow to bring out all of its succulent flavors.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Jeanne Fratello


  • 1 3- pound chuck roast approximate weight
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 3 stalks of celery sliced
  • 1 large onion chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 to 4 sprigs of parsley
  • 3 to 4 sprigs rosemary


  1. Pat the roast dry and rub it with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil to a large heavy frying pan and add the meat, cooking it for 4 to 5 minutes on each side so it is browned.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare your cooking vessel - a large ovenproof casserole dish or Dutch oven is best. Put down a layer of carrots, celery, and onions. Place the meat on top of the vegetables. Pour the tomatoes and broth on top, reserving about 1/4 cup of the broth. Use the 1/4 cup of the broth to deglaze the frying pan - whisk it around in the pan until it picks up the flavorings and juices from the pan. Pour the remaining broth over the meat. Layer parsley and herbs on top of the meat.
  3. Cover the Dutch oven and place in a preheated 275 degree oven. Cook for 3 hours to 3 1/2 hours for a 3-pound roast (figure on longer time for a larger roast). Remove from oven, slice, and serve.
Pot roast and veggies after cooking

Pot roast and veggies after cooking