Pot Roast with Potatoes & Carrots


While this traditional pot roast bakes with carrot, onion, and potato it creates a rich, thick broth that you'll want to spoon over mashed potatoes.

Traditional Yankee Pot Roast
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Active Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 (4-pound) boneless chuck roast, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper

  • 2 cups coarsely chopped onion

  • 2 cups low-salt beef broth

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 cup chopped plum tomato

  • 1 ¼ pounds small red potatoes

  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. Add roast to pan, browning on all sides (about 8 minutes). Remove from pan. Add onion to pan; sauté 8 minutes or until browned. Return roast to pan. Combine broth, ketchup and Worcestershire; pour over roast. Add tomato; bring to a simmer.

  3. Cover and bake at 300°F for 2 1/2 hours or until tender. Add potatoes and carrots; cover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in lemon juice. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
8g Fat
20g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size 3 ounces beef and about 1/2 cup vegetables
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Protein 33g 66%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 756mg 33%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 4mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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