Simple and Warm Comfort Food: Easy Pot Roast


Some of my friends were telling me that they were scared to make pot roast. I told them it’s really one of the easiest things to make and is such a crowd pleaser (not to mention the kitchen will smell divine). I love to make this recipe because it feeds a crowd if we have company, and if not, we have leftovers. There’s nothing greater and comforting when the weather is so cold.

Easy Pot Roast

Cook Time:

2 hours, 40 minutes

Prep Times:

20 minutes


10 servings


2 tsp. olive oil
1 (3-lb.) boneless chuck roast, trimmed
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup horseradish sauce
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 (14-oz.) cans fat-free, low sodium beef broth
4 large carrots, peeled and sliced into 1-inch pieces
11/2 lb. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1-inch pieces


1. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. Add roast; cook 3 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Spread each side with horseradish and brown 2 minutes more on each side. Add onion, garlic and beef broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 11/2 hours; add carrots and potatoes. Cover and cook 1 more hour or until vegetables are tender.

5 thoughts on “Simple and Warm Comfort Food: Easy Pot Roast”

  1. I wish I had this on my stovepot for dinner tonight. It would be perfect for this snowy day! There will be many more snowy days to come so I’ll add this to my recipes to make pile. Thanks! One question- is the horseradish sauce just the bottled horseradish you buy in the grocery store or something different?

  2. I like your recipe, however…..if i may chime in with a “Klecko” improv…I swap out the broth for beer, and the golden yukons for baby reds….but i dig the recipe. Thanks for posting.

  3. I don’t cook a lot and I don’t have a dutch oven… is there a substitution for a dutch oven??? This recipe sounds delicious!!

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