Perfect Pot Roast – Chuck Roast

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Perfect Pot Roast - Chuck Roast

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • Kosher salt to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 3-5 pound Chuck roast
  • 2-3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 whole Onions, pealed and halved
  • 6-8 whole carrots, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup Red wine
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2-3 sprigs Fresh rosemary
  • 2-3 sprigs Fresh thyme


  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  • Generously salt and pepper chuck roast
  • Heat olive oil in large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add halved onions, browning on both sides. Remove onions to plate
  • Throw carrots into the same hot pot, toss them around until slightly browned (about a minute or so). Reserve carrots with the onions on the side
  • If needed, add a bit more olive oil to hot pot. Place meat in pot and sear for about a minute on each side until there is a nice brown all over. Remove roast to a plate
  • With burner still on, use one cup of red wine to deglaze pot. Scraping bottom with a whisk. Place roast back into pot and add enough beef broth to cover the meat half way.
  • Add onions and carrots, along with fresh herbs
  • Put a lid on, then roast for 3 hours for a 3-pound roast. 4 hours for a 4-5 pound roast. Roast is ready when it falls apart and tender
  • Once roast is falling apart, serve and enjoy!
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