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Best Ever Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast Dinner #SundaySupper

Winter is all about weekend comfort foods that make the house smell great as they’re cooking away. This Best Ever Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast Dinner with Potatoes & Carrots is a family favorite that doesn’t disappoint on flavor OR aroma!

Best Ever Oven Braised Pot Roast with Potatoes & Carrots | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

There is nothing quite like bringing the family around the SundaySupper dinner table with something comforting and delicious.

With only a few minutes of preparation, you can enjoy the wonderfully tempting aroma of this Best Ever Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast for hours as it cooks in the oven with minimal ingredients. For me, that’s one of the best parts of an oven braised meal! The anticipation!!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Braised Pot Roast is available near the end of this post. 

Best Ever Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast Dinner with Potatoes & Carrots | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Oven Braised Pot Roast ingredient list; 

  • Boneless Chuck Eye Pot Roast
  • Light Colored Oil (I used grapeseed)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Onion
  • Green Bell Pepper
  • Bay Leaves
  • Red Wine
  • Beef Stock or Broth
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Carrots 

What is the benefit of braising meat?

Braising an inexpensive cut of protein like a chuck roast will turn even the toughest cut of meat moist and tender! Since this Oven Braised Pot Roast cooks in a low 300-degree oven for four to five hours (the longer, the better), the meat will be incredibly fork tender and will melt like butter in your mouth.

What exactly is a Dutch oven?

A Dutch oven is, it’s merely a large, heavy pot with a lid. You can find many forms of Dutch ovens in the marketplace. Some are quite expensive but there are also many very reasonably priced options that fit every budget.

The easy instructions for braising a pot roast;

  • Season both sides of the meat with salt and pepper.
  • In a large Dutch oven, sear the roast on both sides in the oil over medium/high heat.
  •  Remove the meat to a plate.
  • In the drippings in the pan, add a chopped onion and bay leaves.

How to make the best ever Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast photo tutorial.

  • Add the chopped bell pepper to the pot along with red wine and the beef stock or broth.

How to make the best ever Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast photo tutorial.

  • Add the seared beef back into the pot and cover.
  • Place the Dutch oven in a preheated 300-degree oven for 3½ – 4 hours.
  • Remove the pot from the oven.

How to make the best ever Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast photo tutorial.

  • Add 1½ pound of baby gold Yukon potatoes that have been halved and quartered, and 4 -5 peeled and roughly chopped carrots to the pot along with additional salt and pepper.
  • Return the lid to the pot and place the Dutch oven back into the oven for an additional 60 minutes.

How to make the best ever Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast photo tutorial.

  • To serve, scoop the potatoes and carrots into a bowl using a slotted spoon.
  • Transfer the pot roast out onto a large serving platter.
  • Spoon the beef juice over the top of the meat.
  • Put away the knife and enjoy!!

Long title collage images of Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast

I received my Dutch oven as a gift from my eldest son for my birthday several years ago. I love, love, love using it, and would challenge those much higher priced, swanky French brand named pieces (I think you know the ones), to beat it.

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast

If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

4.84 from 6 votes
Best Ever Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast Dinner
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 15 mins
This Best Ever Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast Dinner with Potatoes & Carrots is a family favorite that doesn't disappoint on flavor OR aroma!
Course: comfort food, Main Course
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: braised pot roast, Dutch oven braised pot roast
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 200 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 1 3 pound boneless chuck roast
  • 2 tablespoons light colored oil
  • 3 teaspoons salt divided
  • teaspoon pepper divided
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and chopped
  • cups red wine
  • 1 cup beef or chicken stock
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • pounds small Yukon gold potatoes halved or quartered
  • 5 large carrots peeled and rough chopped into 2" pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 300-degrees.
  2. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium/high heat.
  3. Season the chuck roast with 1½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper and sear it well on both sides.

  4. Remove the roast to a plate.
  5. Reduce the heat under the Dutch oven to medium-low.
  6. Add the onion, green pepper, bay leaves, wine, and beef stock or broth to the pot.

  7. Return the chuck roast to the pot. Cover the Dutch oven and place in a preheated oven for 3½ - 4 hours.

  8. Remove the pot from the oven, and add the potatoes and carrots. Season with remaining salt and pepper.

  9. Place the lid back on the pot and return to the oven for an additional 60 minutes, or until the potatoes and carrots are fork tender.
  10. Use a slotted spoon to place the meat and vegetables on a serving platter.  Spoon the pan juices over top of the pot roast and vegetables, and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

Dutch oven (large, heavy pot with a lid), chef's knife,  measuring cups, cutting board, slotted spoon

Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast Dinner
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 1298mg56%
Potassium 878mg25%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 10095IU202%
Vitamin C 33.7mg41%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Monday 28th of January 2019

I love cooking meals in my Dutch Oven! Usually I make our favorite short ribs, but now I'm salivating over this delicious pot roast. It's so great when the whole meal is ready when you pull it out of the oven. Perfect dinner for these cold days of winter.


Monday 28th of January 2019

I agree with you 100%, Linda! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday 28th of January 2019

I love love love the smell of a roast cooking in my Le Creuset dutch oven. It's divine. Red wine and beef broth and all the seasonings make this such a perfect winter comfort food!


Monday 28th of January 2019

Thank you, Sara! There really is no better smell on a winter weekend.


Monday 8th of January 2018

This is the quintessential comfort food dinner! That meat looks so tender I can practically taste it from the photos.

David Crowley

Monday 8th of January 2018

love this fall apart tender meat!


Monday 15th of January 2018

Thank you, David!

Cindy Kerschner

Sunday 7th of January 2018

I'll bet your kitchen smelled fantastic! That meat is fall apart tender!


Monday 15th of January 2018

That's part of the fun of a braised meal. The house did smell incredible!