Fennel Pot Roast


Roasted fennel and mushrooms add big flavor to classic beef pot roast.

Fennel Pot Roast
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 12 ounce whole tiny new potatoes, halved

  • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, and cut into wedges

  • 2 ½ - 3 pound boneless beef chuck roast or beef arm chuck pot roast

  • Salt and ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme, crushed

  • 1 cup lower-sodium beef broth

  • ¾ cup dry red wine

  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 8 ounce assorted stemmed mushrooms (such as oyster, button, cremini and/or shiitake), halved

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • Basil leaves (optional)


  1. In a 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat. Add potatoes and fennel. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Remove and set aside. Trim fat from meat. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. In the Dutch oven, brown roast on all sides in hot oil over medium-high heat. In a small bowl stir together mustard, garlic, and thyme. Spread over top and sides of browned roast. Add broth, wine and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour.

  2. Add potatoes, fennel, mushrooms, and onion to Dutch oven. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 45 to 60 minutes or until meat is tender. Transfer meat to a cutting board and vegetables to a serving platter. Cover each to keep warm.

  3. Bring liquid in Dutch oven to boiling. Boil gently, uncovered, until reduced to desired consistency. If necessary, transfer to a measuring cup and skim off the fat. Slice meat and add to platter with vegetables. Spoon sauce over meat and vegetables.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

350 Calories
10g Fat
16g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 350
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 605mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 14.1mg 71%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 5.1mg 28%
Potassium 1237mg 26%
Folate, total 54.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 3.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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