Preview: This pot roast with beef bouillon is a well-seasoned chuck roast with carrots on the side. The pan sauce makes a base for p gravy. Easy to customize. Updated 2/18/2021.
My older sister’s pot roast is an unforgettable memory from my childhood. Many times I walked into her house after church and was greeted by the smell of this recipe cooking in the oven. M-m-
This Simple Pot Roast recipe is easy to throw together on a hurried Sunday morning or a lazy Saturday afternoon. Cook a chuck roast for several hours in the oven with baby carrots on the side.
Or use your slow cooker and cook it all day. It will be equally delicious either way.
What is a chuck roast?
Can I add potatoes to this roast?
You can, but I would add them later or they will overcook. Add quartered potatoes to the pot in the 60-90 minutes of cooking.
What can I do with leftovers?
Try a beef pot pie or shepherd’s pie. The latter is especially good if you have leftover mashed potatoes.
What can I use instead of beef bouillon?
Canned beef broth or water. Bouillon adds flavor, so you may want to season more heavily if substituting water for bouillon.
Variations for this simple chuck roast with beef bouillon:
Because this recipe is so simple it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to customize it to your tastes. Maybe the list below will inspire your creative juices.
- Add garlic.
- Cut roast into small chunks to make Beef Tips and serve over rice.
- Substitute red wine or burgundy for some of the water.
- Use milk instead of water in the gravy.
- Add thyme, a bay leaf and/or rosemary.
- Add sliced mushrooms, fresh or canned.
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