Pot roast is the ultimate comfort food as far as I'm concerned. This version is the whack-it-in-the-oven and wait kind, which is nice for a lazy day off work. It takes a few hours to cook, but it's delicious and worth it. I'm really pleased with the fact that this pot roast tastes surprisingly like my grandmother's. :D

The pot roasts in this instructable were made when I visited my family back home in Kentucky - I did two small roasts, each with different veggies to suit all the picky eaters!

Step 1: ingredients:

  • a roast - I'm using a 2 pound chuck roast
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes + juice
  • 1 cup water or stock
  • root vegetables: carrots, potatoes, parsnips, etc - enough to fill the pan!
  • an onion
  • garlic (I used five cloves)
  • lots of salt and pepper!
It's pretty simple, really. :D You can also use a whatever herbs and spices you like! This time I used Italian seasoning, and it was excellent. 

Thanks for sharing this recipe it turned out fantastic and it changed someone's mind on what roast can be.
<p>Thanks for the recipe, it turned out really nicely!</p>
<p>yum! that looks perfect!! :D</p>
This looks awesome....gonna try it this weekend. I'm already drooling.
A chuck roast may take time to cook, but it has got to be the tastiest cut of beef. I cooked a couple of steaks on my barbecue one Sunday morning. One was a chuck steak and the other a T-bone. The chuck was for the dog, but after tasting his steak, I was sorry I hadn't bought two chucks instead of the T-bone. Nice job. You've made me hungry.
I know what's for dinner!
Saw this just before lunch, mmm yum.
YUM! This looks delicious!! I love the step-by-step photos that you don't normally find with 'regular' recipes. I've tried a number of pot roast recipes that I've found online, but this one looks promising. <br>Thanks for sharing, jessyratfink!
Why do you sear the meat before cooking?
It also seals in the juices for a moister roast..... I 'deglaze' the pan with a touch of red wine while searing the roast too... adds a nice touch.
Adds flavor as well as color - makes it look nicer in the end. :D <br /> <br />More out of habit than anything!
i don't see a Pot Roast.. its just a roast, looks tender tho'
looks wonderful!.. great job!
Use lots of small onions, cut in half, instead of a few large. You won't get enough of the deliciousness!
Common mistake people make is with the salt. If you use beef stock, check how much is in there if it isn't low or reduced sodium
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! Looks out of this World! Delicious!
Mmmmmmmmmmmm... Looks delicious! I'm going to have to try this sometime!

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