A simple pot roast with carrots and potatoes that’s perfect to serve for Sunday supper. The roast is tender and just falls apart!
Did you guys have a good weekend? I feel like I say this all the time, but mine was crazy, yet again! We had several more issues with the blog (along with the ones we were already facing earlier in the week). But sometimes things get worse before they get better, right? RIGHT?
I’m telling myself that’s the case.
But come rain or shine and trust me, it’s been raining here in Houston for 2 days straight (the suns just now come out), I had to get this simple pot roast recipe up for you on the blog today to make for dinner this week. I’ve made it a few times now during the recipe testing phase, and jeez – Louise! We just can’t get enough. Tender meat that just falls apart with carrots and potatoes that are cooked just right. Not crunchy, or mushy, just perfect.
I debated quite a bit whether I wanted to make this a slow cooker recipe for pot roast and at the last minute, I decided I would do an dutch oven version instead. This is simply because 1.) i’ve been doing A LOT of slow cooker recipes. and 2.) I wanted this to be a meal that EVERYONE can make. You’ve got to have a good recipe for pot roast in your arsenal and I wanted to make sure that there was nothing holding you back from it 🙂
So this pot roast! It’s all kinds of delicious. It makes an easy dinner and lots of leftovers. It’s flavorful and the leftovers make for a good sandwich for work. Let everyone in the office be totally jealous of how perfectly home-cooked your lunch smells.
But on a serious note, this roast is so oniony and garlicky good. I want to say it kind of tastes like a french onion soup, with actual meat and potatoes and carrots. Are you loving this? The ingredients i’ve used are simple and the prep time is about 15 minutes. Who would’ve thought that 15 minutes of prep work would make for such a fruitful dinner? One pot dinner recipes are the best.
Like any traditional pot roast recipe, i’ll suggest using a nice marbled chuck roast. Remember to salt and pepper the roast before popping it into your dutch oven to brown on all sides. This really helps sear in the juice and makes the pot roast super fork tender.
Once you’ve seared your meat, all that’s left to do is toss everything other than the carrots and potatoes into the dutch oven. Let it all hang out in the oven for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Then do a quick check on the roast, toss in the quartered potatoes and baby carrot sticks and let it all hang for another hour and 45 minutes. And that’s pretty much it! If you can baby sit the dutch oven, you can make this easy pot roast recipe.
Give it a try, i’d love for you to take a picture and tag it with #littlespicejar on instagram. It makes me so happy to see all the food you guys are cooking up 🙂 Also, while we’re at it, lets be friends on snapchat? My username (or whatever it’s called) is littlespicejar!
recipe slightly adapted from The Pioneer Woman 
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