5 from 5 votes
Dutch Oven Pot Roast
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 25 mins

How to make a Dutch Oven Pot Roast. I must admit, this is the best way to make a pot roast! I love my crock pot but a dutch oven really makes the best pot roasts!

Course: dinner recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 258 kcal
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 to 5 lb  blade or chuck beef roast
  • russet large potatoes  washed and kept whole
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and sliced into very large chunks
  • 2 red or white onions quartered
  • 10 cloves garlic  whole
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 tbsp thyme I used freeze dried
  • Salt and  black pepper
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 F.
  2. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the roast.
  3. Add the olive oil to a Dutch oven and start heating to medium-high heat.
  4. Brown the beef roast on all sides, approximately 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  5. Place your vegetables around the roast and the garlic on top.
  6. Combine the beef broth and red wine together. Pour over the top of the roast.
  7. Sprinkle the thyme over the top.
  8. Cover and place in the oven.
  9. Roast in the oven for 4-5 hours or until the meat pulls apart when you take two forks to it. The secret is low heat and slow!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Blade and chuck roasts are your quintessential "pot roasts" because they cook up nicely over many hours. If you use another type of roast such a sirloin tip or rounds, they will take less time to cook and will not turn out as nicely.

Make sure your vegetables are large ( whole potatoes) and they will be nice and soft by the time the roast is done. IF you want smaller chunks, add them to the roast for the last two hours of cooking or they will be mush.

Nutrition Facts
Dutch Oven Pot Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Potassium 1215mg 35%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 62.6%
Vitamin C 22.8%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 14.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.