Sunday Pot Roast


Satisfy even the hungriest diners with this rich and savory Sunday dinner.

Sunday Pot Roast
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 12 ounce whole tiny new potatoes, halved

  • 6 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 2- to 3-inch pieces

  • 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 14.5 ounce can lower-sodium beef broth

  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 8 ounce package whole button mushrooms

  • 1 medium onion, chopped


  1. In a 4- to 6-quart Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat. Add potatoes and carrots. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until browned, turning occasionally. Remove and set aside, reserving oil in pan. 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 and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour.

  2. Add potatoes, carrots, 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 (about 1 cup). 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)

359 Calories
11g Fat
19g Carbs
45g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 359
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 575mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 12.9mg 65%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 4.8mg 27%
Potassium 1258mg 27%
Folate, total 56.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 3.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.3mg

*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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