Super Easy Pot Roast

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 -8
Super Easy Beef Pot Roast cooked low and slow for 3 hours. Super tender and loaded with flavor. Served with carrots and potatoes!


  • 3-4 pound chuck roast
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion cut in half and sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 whole bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 pounds yukon gold potatoes cubed
  • 1 whole bag baby carrots

Beef Gravy, optional

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups pot roast liquid or more if you want the gravy a bit thinner
  • a couple dashes worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Season roast with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in a cast iron pot. When oil is hot and almost smoking add in roast and brown on all sides. 1-2 minutes on each side.
  4. Take roast out of the pan. Add in the onions and saute for 2-3 minutes to brown.
  5. Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  6. Deglaze the pan with wine. Scraping the bottom to release some of the brown bits on the bottom.
  7. Add in beef broth, bay leaf, thyme and rosemary. Add the roast back to the pot. Cover and place in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours (depending on size of roast).
  8. Take out of the oven and add in potatoes and carrots. Cook for an additional 1-2 hours (again depending on size of roast. I had a 3 1/2 pound roast and it cooked for a total of 3 hours).
  9. Take the roast out and allow it to rest for a couple of minutes before slicing or shredding the roast.
  10. Place back in the pot and serve warm.
  11. I have included below my recipe for beef gravy. I like to take the liquid out of the roast and make a quick gravy out of it to serve on top! Totally optional but very delicious!

Beef Gravy

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan.
  2. Whisk in flour and whisk for 1-2 minutes until bubbly and slightly thickened.
  3. Slowly add in pot roast liquid while whisking continuously. Bring to a slight boil and continue to whisk until gravy is thickened.
  4. Season with salt and pepper and a couple dashes of worcestershire sauce.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Gravy, Chuck Roast, Comfort food, Easy Pot Roast